At a Board of Directors meeting in January 20116, the Board approved this FREE member reward for boosting IHS Membership for at least the next two years.
“Non-member” includes former members who left IHS at least three years ago and members still on the books who are in arrears on their dues for three years or more may rejoin for Free as well.
Simply notify the IHS of the new member’s name and email address, at firstname.lastname@example.org or at IHS PO Box 51 – Cabin John MD 20818 – USA. Your membershipt will be credited when the new member’s application is approved.
The IHS Board of Directors, Officers, and Staff are volunteer IHS members. The modest IHS sales do not go for salaries, but are used, to cover the monthly charge of the home page internet provider, to prepare the newsletter and other informative materials, to purchase the plaques for IHS awards, etc. The cost of dinner meetings held in the Washington DC area is recovered through the price of admission to these events.
How to Start Your Membership
If joining by mail, send your name, mail and
e-mail addresses, and phone number(s) to:
International Hydrofoil Society; P.O. Box 157 - Hume, VA 22639 - USA. IHS accepts checks, money orders and cash, in US
dollars only. Please do not mail credit card information; we have
IHS accepts on-line payment by credit card
from the USA and about 35 other countries via the PayPal
Here to see the current list of
non-US countries. It's easy!
Just add Regular, Student or Sustaining
Membership to your shopping cart below. When ready to pay, click
on the View Cart button and follow instructions (note: if you are
joining from outside USA, please click on the rather small link
US? in the payment form... it is in the
middle of the form and rather easy to miss). If you are paying
with a non-US credit card, your bank will convert the membership fee to your own currency. Your bank may charge a
service fee in accordance with their policies and practices for
currency conversion. IHS accepts
credit cards only through the on-line PayPal service. Please do
not mail or email your credit card information directly to IHS
because we have no way to process it.
New Regular members, Student and Sustaining members receive the electronic version only. Also,
please read our mailing
list policy, then indicate below
whether we can include your name and address on our member list.
Membership is by calendar year
(January through December, inclusive). If you join
before 15 November,your dues are not prorated;
however, at your request you will be given any benefits that you may have missed during the year including passwords for any missed issues of the Newsletters.If you join after 15 November, your dues will be credited to the following year, but you will receive all benefits remaining in the year in which you paid.
You can pay for more than one year if you are behind in
your dues or if you want to pay ahead. Simply change the quantity
listed in the shopping cart and click the "update cart"
To Join or Renew by Credit Card,
Select Regular or Student Membership Below
Are you outside the USA?
Here to see the
current list of countries from which credit card payments
Click the View Cart Button and follow
instructions when ready to pay. Or Click
Here to shop for IHS Publications
Behind in your dues?
You can pay for more than one year: simply change the
quantity listed in the shopping cart and click the "update cart" button.
Please disregard the
PayPal statement "Shipping, tax, and handling costs will
be calculated upon checkout." There are no extra
charges for shipping, tax, or
First time PayPal
users: keep a record of the password you establish during
the transaction in case you want to use PayPal again for
Previous PayPal users:
if you have moved or changed / renewed your credit card,
log on to www.paypal.com
and update your account info before you
How to Renew Your Membership
Same instructions as above for starting
membership. If you are behind in your dues, you will have the
opportunity during checkout to change the number of years for which
you will be charged. Please indicate in the comment section of the
payment form which year(s) you are paying for.
Your Background Information (Optional)
For the "Welcome to New Members" section of the
IHS newsletter, we would like to have a few paragraphs of information
about you... educational and professional background, nature of your
interest in hydrofoils, etc. (You do not have to have academic
credentials or work experience with hydrofoils!). If you are
renewing, please take this opportunity to let us know of anything new
and hydrofoil-related in your career or life. If you are paying by
credit card (see above), there is a place for comments in the payment
form where you can enter this information. Otherwise, just send an
email to email@example.com.
Membership Contact List/ Mailing List
now available to members. Current and new members were notified of
the password by email. This list is password-protected and accessible
to members only, with certain exceptions as provided for in the IHS
Here and enter password to view the
list. You will need the MS Excel to view the page,
and you will need to use the Zoom function in the reader to enlarge
the print. If you forgot the password, contact
This list should be held within the membership,
and should never be used to "spam" the membership. If spamming
becomes a problem, this may lead to discontinuation of the list.
Periodic updates to the list will be published, and notification of
the update and new password will be made by email to members in good
standing. Instructions for submitting changes and correction to this
list are in the footer of the list itself. You may ask that all or
part of your information be removed (or added) at any time by
contacting the webmaster.