Beginning in 2017 ASLA is changing the structure of membership dues for emerging professionals, and Oregon ASLA is raising chapter dues for full and affiliate members by $5 from $80 to $85 per year. Associate member dues will not change and will remain at $45 per year. This is the first chapter dues increase in more than two years, and the chapter will not revisit a chapter dues increase again until 2018.
In May, the ASLA Board of Trustees approved a new Graduated Dues Program for emerging professionals. The program will extend for the first five years following graduation, when an individual is eligible for Associate membership, then the first two years of full membership. There will no longer be a free associate year for members transitioning from student membership; however, the total savings for those that would have taken advantage of the free year is $269. For those who join in year one, the savings is $481. Individuals that are currently within the first five years following graduation will be transitioned to the new rates upon renewal in 2017.
|Membership Category||2017-2018 Dues||Notes|
|Year 1||Associate||65||Eliminated free year for those transitioning from student membership (student special); 62 percent discount for those joining as associates in the first year|
|Year 2||Associate||99||54 percent discount over current Year 2 associate; 18 percent discount over student special associates|
|Year 3||Associate||175||35 percent discount over current Year 3 associates|
|Year 4||Full Member – Special Rate||225||39 percent discount over full membership|
|Year 5||Full Member – Special Rate||299||19 percent discount over full membership|
|Year 6||Full Member||370|