American Sociological Association

ASA Launches 2005 Member-Get-A-Member Campaign

From now until August 30, the American Sociological Association challenges ASA members to encourage their colleagues, students, and others interested in the discipline of sociology to join ASA for 2005, our centennial year. Each current member who sponsors a new member is eligible for special recognition and 2006 rewards.

Current members are our best source for new members who could benefit from all the ASA has to offer!

Every time a new member joins ASA, we are made stronger. A vital and growing ASA expands public knowledge of the discipline of sociology, creates new networking opportunities, makes our professional association more representative of the discipline as a whole, and advances sociology worldwide.

In return, new members of ASA receive all the substantial benefits of membership, including deep discounts on ASA books, teaching resources, journals, and Annual Meeting registration; group rates on insurance, rental cars, magazines, and the JSTOR database; access to member-only content on the ASA website; and much, much more..

You can print the special “Member-Get-A-Member” application form (pdf) and distribute them to potential new members, Or, you can encourage online application.

No matter how you choose to participate, you are eligible to receive a reward for every new member you help bring into ASA.

Any current member who successfully sponsors a new member will be listed in a special article of recognition to be published in the September/October issue of Footnotes.

In addition, for every new non-student member you sponsor, you will receive a $10 discount off your 2006 membership dues. (Discount is limited to the amount of membership dues and may not be used for journal subscriptions or section memberships. Rewards are not applicable to new sponsored student members because student membership is highly subsidized by the ASA. However, current student members who sponsor a new full member are eligible for reward prizes.) If you sponsor at least one new member (including new student members) by August 30, you will be entered into the grand prize drawing to receive a $500 gift certificate. The 2005 ASA Member-Get-A-Member campaign ends August 30. Join us as we make our 100th year a record breaking one!

ASA membership is on a calendar year basis. Offer limited to 2005 members and 2005 new memberships (renewed memberships are not eligible). Grand prize winner will be notified by September 30, 2005. For additional information, e-mail

Last Updated on June 30, 2005
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