December President Update

There will be at least two President’s updates this month due to the important information I want to get out to the members.

Membership Renewals

The first notice to renew was sent on December 1 (30-day notice) to remind members to renew online. Remember, if you have received a notice in December, you have until December 31, 2021, to renew (future months will NOT be similar, since in 2022 if you receive a notice, your membership will renew 30-days from the notice, not necessarily the end of that or the next month, depending on timing).

If you did not get a notice, I recommend you go online and click on the “LOGIN/REGISTER” tab and see if you are in the system and verify your expiration date. If your expiration shows as 12/31/2021 or 1/1/2022 you should have received a notice. If you did not AND this is your expiration date, please contact Julie at membership@pgi.org to resolve. If your expiration date is after 1/1/2022, then your renewal notices will come to your email address at the appropriate time.

If you do not find your account in the system, but think you are a current member, please contact support@pgi.org. Dwight and his company can remedy many of these issues very quickly.

Any issues that relate to policies and payments, please contact Julie at membership@pgi.org.

There will be another notice sent at 15-days with directions on how to renew online, then a third notice 1-day before December 31, 2021, the last day to renew.

If you choose to use the form on the website (https://www.pgi.org/sites/default/files/PGI%20Membership%20Application%20and%20Renewal%20Form%20–%20v01.3_Rev.12032021.pdf) this must be at the Membership Office by December 31, 2021, if not, it will be returned to you for additional fees by check or to add credit card fees. Please know that the bulletin and calendar are about to be mailed, but there is no form included (it can be printed from our PGI website). Remember there are several holidays coming up and all the Christmas rush, so, if you choose to mail a form and payment – do it this week or face the possibility it will not arrive at the Membership Office on time.

Final Bulletin of 2021

The bulletin is in the final proofing stage and is about to be printed and mailed. The calendar will also be with this bulletin. No membership or renewal forms are included. The only form is online at the link listed above in the previous paragraph.

Fireworks Foundation

Also, remember the Fireworks Foundation is another way to help our pyrotechnic endeavors by

donating there. Several scholarships are now available through this foundation due to the generous gifts of our members. To donate please contact them at  www.fireworksfoundation.com

Wishing you have a very Merry Christmas and a Joyous New Year with family and friends!

On behalf of the PGI Board,

Paul