Joining the Society

Greetings Science Enthusiasts,

We’re introducing a new system for membership subs for the Nelson Science Society (NSS) for 2013 and thereafter.

Joining the society ($20 per annum for a single, $30 for couples) entitles members to free entry to talks sponsored by the NSS (non-members pay $2 koha) and money raised goes towards the costs incurred by the speakers.

Folk have tended to join/renew their subs at various random times of the year which has made administration something of a headache. However, for the calendar year beginning 1st January 2013 (and each year thereafter) we would like to synchronise membership as much as possible by asking that all dues (both renewals and new applications) for this year be paid in January 2013. By way of a transitional arrangement the handful of people who has paid subs since the last AGM (at the end of October 2012) are deemed to have paid their 2013 dues and do not have to pay again, (unless they desperately want to!). Membership renewals/new memberships will then take place again in January 2014 (and so on in succeeding years).

We have now set up an internet banking facility for the society and so the preferred means of payment is by electronic transfer – please contact me by e-mail (see below) for the sort code details. The account name to use is of course ‘Nelson Science Society’. It is important that you type ‘NSS sub’ in the particulars (for their statement) box of the payment menu together with your name and initial (or initials if it is a couples membership) in the reference (for their statement) box to allow me to trace payments.

Should you wish to pay by cheque please make said payable to ‘Nelson Science Society’ and send to: Andy Hamilton, NSS Treasurer, 38 Coster St, Nelson, 7011. Please enclose a covering note with name and details etc.

Finally, if you desperately, desperately wish to pay by cash please inform me by e-mail ( that you wish to do this and we will make arrangements to collect said monies at the first talk(s) of 2013.

To minimise administration costs I am not routinely going to send out receipts unless folk request them, in which case I am more than happy to oblige.

PLEASE NOTE: Members will get early preferential access to events where ticket numbers are limited.