begin the new year, a friendly reminder that it time to pay your
dues. Dues are $30 for the U.S., $42 for Canada, and $60 all
others. Checks may be sent to:
5224 W. State Rd. 46, #408
Sanford, FL 32771.
Dues payment may be made via PayPal.
PAYPAL Instructions: You must have a PayPal account. Sign on to your account and select send money. You will send to email@example.com. After entering the payment address and amount, PayPal will take you to a page where you can add a note and confirm your payment. Please add a note indicating your name and TAMS membership number to ensure your dues are properly accredited to your account.
Consider adding a TAMS Donation
President John Mutch reminds members that TAMS cannot survive from membership dues and book sales alone. A small donation in addition to your annual membership dues would be greatly appreciated to help sustain TAMS programs and help promote our hobby. Donations to TAMS are tax deductible. Thank you for your continued support of our organization.
Board adopts new dues structure
voted to adopt a new dues structure effective immediately to
address continuing funding shortfalls. We received $17,000 in dues
for fiscal year 2012-13 and $11,240 in ad revenue in the Journal.
It cost $25,300 to produce the Journal and $7,000 to cover the
Society’s administrative expenses. Book sales and donations help
cover the expenses, but the treasury is slowly being depleted and
new publishing projects require us to find outside funding to
proceed. The Board vote to raise dues by $5 to narrow the gap. Life
membership costs were raised to 40 times the cost of annual
memberships owing to the large percentage of members that already
hold life membership status.
From the President
and Medal Society has had the opportunity numerous times in the
past to publish books. I understand there will come a day when I’ll
be able to access anything I want via the Internet, but for now, I
am “hooked on books.”
The up-front cost of a new book project is the main obstacle preventing TAMS from starting one right now. We don’t have a fund to dip into and our by-laws do not provide for the organization borrowing money. So, please consider making a donation to your Society – a few dollars from each member would get us over this hurdle.
New Service Launched for TAMS Members
Research requests from members and
researchers often require the Librarian to make copies of past
Journal articles. We will begin posting pdfs as they are created to
the website where they can be downloaded using the name and
password created for access to the TAMS Directory. Please submit
your directory information and receive a name and password to take
advantage of this service.
Five back issues of the Journal issue have been uploaded in the pdf format provided to the printer. More will be added.
Mel Wacks has made a public update available via the TAMS website. It may be accessed by consulting the table of contents for the 2011 Volume 2 issue under the TAMS Journal page.
TAMS Membership and Communications Directory
Direct email submissions to
pacbell.net. Please include your name, email
address, TAMS membership number, and one or more collecting
interests. In addition, include a name and password that you will
use to access the member’s only area of the TAMS website.
If you have not submitted information for the directory, you have not had a name and password created to access the members only area. Please contact the webmaster if you would like to have access. Be sure to include your membership information.
TAMS Directory (for members only)
Banquet in Chicago, 2013
Dinner Pictures and Awards
2013 Banquet pictures added August 25, 2013
Additional links to Journals and articles added November 5, 2013.
Dues structure updated August 23, 2013.
Membership Directory updated on September 23, 2013.
If you have suggestions, comments, criticisms, errors to report, or material to contribute, please contact Bill Hyder at bsktmkr (@) pacbell.net. Let us know how we can best serve your collecting interests.