Any person of good repute who subscribes to the objectives and purposes of the Guild is welcome to membership in the PGI.
Memberships extend from January 1 through December 31. Currently, there are three levels of membership:
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All memberships (except Lifetime) are for a period of one calendar year, beginning on January 1st and ending on December 31st of the same year. This is true regardless of when during the year you join the Guild, renew your membership, or rejoin the Guild after your membership has lapsed. New members who join or rejoin after the beginning of the calendar year are NOT entitled to hard copy Bulletins previously issued during that year, though they may access those Bulletins electronically if and when electronically accessible Bulletins are available.
2. For renewing members, there is NO grace period. If a current member fails to renew his membership for the following year by 31 December in the year his membership expires, “renewal” is no longer available. Instead, that former member must rejoin the Guild in the new year, for the new year, at the full new member rate. A reminder to that effect will appear in the October/November Bulletin. If a member has provided the Guild with an email address, the Guild will timely notify that member via email of the impending expiration of membership and the need to renew membership before the end of the year.
3. If a member joins the Guild after Convention in a given year, that member must choose between (a) membership for the remainder of the current calendar year, which will expire on 31 December of the current calendar year, or (b) a membership to become active on 1 January of the next calendar year.
Multi-year memberships may be purchased at the prevailing rate at the time of purchase.