I.Cl.S. - How to Join


Membership subscriptions are payable annually in advance and run from January 1st to December 31st each year.

The Society also offers a second category of Nursery Membership for Clematis Nurseries and related commercial organizations. Please follow this Nursery Membership link for an explanation of the benefits.

When you join the Society you receive:

Note that for a very modest additional sum you can receive a copy of the latest journal instead of an older issue - please see below for details.

A definition of Membership, along with the benefits it brings, is given within the Constitution of the Society.

Membership Rates

The Society reviews our membership rates in non Euro currencies at regular intervals to reflect exchange rate movement. The latest review was in August 2017. The necessary membership rate adjustments have been made and are shown in the table below. Unfortunately exchange rate changes have had particular impact on the UK Pounds Sterling and the Japanese Yen membership rates.

The Society offers a number of methods for paying your membership fee. The Table below shows the annual membership in the range of currencies accepted by the Society.

Currency Membership Nursery Membership
Euros 35 Euros 58 Euros
GBP £32.00 £53.00
CAD C$ 51 C$ 84
JPY ¥ 4500 ¥ 7450
USD $ 40 $ 66

Methods of Payment

The primary methods of payment to the Society are via our Euro Bank Account, our Pound Sterling Bank Account and using PayPal, as described below.

For payment using PayPal

Details can be found by visiting our PayPal page.

For payment in Euros

Ordinary Membership for one year is 35.00 Euros. Nursery Membership for one year is 58.00 Euros.

The Society Euro Account is held in the Netherlands. Bank to bank transfers between European Union banks are fast and economic. However this method should not be used from banks outside of the European Union as bank charges are quite high, typically around 10 - 15 Euros at both banks. Even banks within the European Community may charge such rates. If PayPal or one of our other methods is not feasible, please add an amount to cover the charge that our Netherlands bank will make and ensure you specifically state that you will pay all local charges, to avoid them being taken from your payment. Failure to do this means the Society may receive less than 10 Euros for your membership, a payment level that cannot be sustained.

For security reasons the Society does not publish details of any bank account on this website. They were provided to all members with their Membership Status and Renewal slip. They can also be provided to any member on request.

For new members, pay 52 Euros for Ordinary Membership for 2017 and you will receive a copy of Clematis International 2016 (instead of the complimentary issue of our choice).

Cheques should not be sent as they are very expensive to process.

For payment in Pounds Sterling

Ordinary Membership for one year is 32.00 UK Pounds Sterling. Nursery Membership for one year is 53.00 UK Pounds Sterling.

The Society Pounds Sterling Account is in Great Britain. You may pay in Pounds Sterling either by online or telephone banking or by cheque or Money Order.

For security reasons the Society does not publish details of any bank account on this website. They were provided to all members with their Membership Status and Renewal slip. They can also be provided to any member on request. With these you can make a payment using online or telephone banking.

Cheques or International Money Orders should be made payable to "International Clematis Society" and sent to: Michael Warren, I.Cl.S., 169 Valley Road, Ipswich, IP1 4PJ, GREAT BRITAIN. Cheques / International Money Orders must be in Pounds Sterling and drawn on a bank with a UK branch.

For new members, pay £47.50 for Ordinary Membership for 2017 and you will receive a copy of Clematis International 2016 (instead of the complimentary issue of our choice).

Other Methods

Payment in Canadian Dollars

Ordinary Membership for one year is 51.00 Canadian Dollars. Nursery Membership for one year is 84.00 Canadian Dollars.
Payment should be sent to

Mr. Llyn Strelau
1643 Altadore Avenue S.W.
Calgary
Alberta T2T 2P8
CANADA
Email: clematis@jewelsbydesign.com

If paying by cheque please make payable to "Llyn Strelau".

For new members, pay 75.00 Canadian Dollars for Ordinary Membership for 2017 and you will receive a copy of Clematis International 2016 (instead of the complimentary issue of our choice).

Payment in Japanese Yen

Ordinary Membership for one year is 4500 Japanese Yen. Nursery Membership for one year is 7450 Japanese Yen.

Ms. Yukiko Zama is the Japanese Membership Secretary.

Payment should be sent to Post Office Number 10270-45011291, Account Name : International Clematis Society

Contact details are

Yukiko Zama
2085-1 Shimomizo
Minami-ku
Sagamihara-city
Kanagawa
252-0335
JAPAN
Tel/FAX No: 42 778 2480

For new members, pay 6700 Japanese Yen for Ordinary Membership for 2017 and you will receive a copy of Clematis International 2016 (instead of the complimentary issue of our choice).

Payment in US Dollars

Ordinary Membership for one year is 40.00 US Dollars. Nursery Membership for one year is 66.00 US Dollars.
Members who do not wish to use PayPal can send a cheque, made payable to "Brushwood Nursery", to

Brushwood Nursery
Attn. Dan Long
431 Hale Ln.
Athens
GA 30607
USA.

For new members, pay 59.00 USD for Ordinary Membership for 2017 and you will receive a copy of Clematis International 2016 (instead of the complimentary issue of our choice).

Bank Notes

USD, GBP and EURO bank notes may be sent to the Secretary, Fiona Woolfenden. Please email the Society, Fiona Woolfenden for the address to which they should be sent. As a precaution it is suggested that they are sandwiched between two pieces of card and/or thin aluminium cooking foil. You should be aware, though, that there is a potential security risk with this method and the Society cannot be held responsible for any loss incurred in transit.

Downloadable Membership Leaflets/Forms

Our Membership Leaflets, normally available in Dutch, English, French and German, are currently being updated and will be available here once this task is completed. Thank you for your patience.

Previous Journals

If you are interested in copies of Journals from Previous Years please look here.

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