Make your first dues payment
Traditionally, TNS’s membership dues are not paid per year, but per number of Vidya issues (Vidya being our journal). This made a lot of sense when Vidya was only distributed in print and was the major cost factor.
Today, with Vidya being out regularly every two months, and often read as PDF, the dues below are essentially annual dues in all but name.
You have the choice between:
- Print Vidya, USD 30.00
Members who choose this category will receive a hard-copy version of Vidya delivered to their mailing address and will have online access to current and previous Vidya.
- Internet Vidya, USD 10.00
Members who choose this category will not receive a hard-copy version of Vidya, but will have online access to current and previous Vidya.
No matter which you sign up for, you are entitled to all the benefits of membership.
The fine print: The period covered by the dues payment is defined as 12 issue numbers of Vidya, with each issue being defined as a double issue, holding two issue numbers.
If you wish to order a TNS Membership Certificate or lapel pin, please add $5 for each item to the amount sent. These items may be added to your shopping cart in the Membership Store (see below).
To pay by bank card or PayPal, use the Membership Store (see below).
To pay by mail, send a check or money order in U.S. funds payable to “Triple Nine Society” to:
The Membership Store and Members-Only Resources
Triple Nine Society
c/o David Auernheimer
PO Box 86760
Phoenix, AZ 85080
Please include your applicant number (generated by the application form) with your payment.
Also, please allow 2-3 weeks for your payment to be processed, after which you will be notified by e-mail that you have been granted members-only access to the Triple Nine Society website.
Once you have been approved for membership in The Triple Nine Society, you can login here using the link in the upper-right corner of any page. Use the email address and password you entered in the application process.
This will give you access to the Membership Store. In the Membership Store, you can use your credit card or PayPal to pay for your initial dues. As soon as the dues payment is processed, your membership will be upgraded to full, active Member. As an active Member, you can also pay pending dues anytime, buy a lifetime membership, upgrade from internet-only to print Vidya, and buy membership pins and certificates.
This is the fastest way to activate your membership once you have been approved (because it is the fastest way for us to process your initial dues). It happens within a few minutes.
Once your initial dues have been processed, you will need to logout, then login again, to see the full variety of members-only content. This is because we use a VERY paranoid security system.
To check whether your application has been approved, just use your email address and password to login to this site anytime. Once you are logged in, if you see the Membership Store link at the bottom of this page, or you see a Dues option in the main menu, you have been approved!