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Title: 2018 ITSA Membership
Post by: ta0 on March 25, 2018, 02:14:33 PM
I'm sending to all members a request for renewal of membership.
This is the list of members who already have the 2018 membership paid as of 3/25/18, either for the full year or at least until Worlds in August. If you are not in the list, you probably need to renew.  If you think you already renewed and are not in the list, please send an email to "treasurer(AT)spintops.org"

Dale (honor)
DickStohr
Neff
tkunkel
mermouy
timothylarson
Bob Gunther
Jatt
Enrique Leal
Renee
Texaspin
ta0
Jon Gates
shootist
Eli Hickerson
Austen

Members who renew will receive an embroidered patch (same as last year).
Title: Re: 2018 ITSA Membership
Post by: jmadrigal on March 25, 2018, 10:17:58 PM
Just sent payment.
Title: Re: 2018 ITSA Membership
Post by: ta0 on March 26, 2018, 11:26:14 AM
Thanks Jose and the dozen of members who renewed since yesterday.

We will mail a batch of embroidered patches in about two weeks, so please continue sending your renewals.
Title: Re: 2018 ITSA Membership
Post by: robtsou on March 26, 2018, 10:54:57 PM
Just re-upped!

Rob
Title: Re: 2018 ITSA Membership
Post by: Jeremy McCreary on March 27, 2018, 02:42:04 PM
ta0: Just renewed. Thanks for all your work for ITSA.

I found the recommended online instructions at www.spintops.org/membership.html (http://www.spintops.org/membership.html) a little confusing in that there was no explicit renewal option. Finally paid by clicking the big yellow PayPal "Join" button. Suspect that was the right choice, but it might be helpful to change that button to read something like "Join or Renew", change the surrounding text, or both.

Also, are patches being mailed to an ITSA address of record in a database or to official PayPal addresses? Which mailing address becomes the default if these differ?

Title: Re: 2018 ITSA Membership
Post by: ta0 on March 27, 2018, 06:16:07 PM
Thanks for the renewal.

Good points. Yes, I need to clarify that page.
Also, you can just send a Paypal payment of $10 to treasurer (at) spintops.org
By the way, I forgot to recommend that payments are sent as "friend" so there is no Paypal fee. But then you should put your address in the comments box as the payment won't have it.

I try to check if the Paypal address and the one on the database coincide. But it's a good idea that you send me a pm or email if your address has changed or is different from the Paypal address.
Title: Re: 2018 ITSA Membership
Post by: ta0 on April 06, 2018, 07:01:39 PM
I plan to prepare this weekend a batch of patches to mail next week. So it's a good time to get your renewal or new membership in.
Be part of the worldwide community of spinning top enthusiasts! There not many things left that cost $10 for one whole year!  :)

(http://spintops.org/images/ITSA-logo.gif)
Title: Re: 2018 ITSA Membership
Post by: ta0 on April 19, 2018, 02:08:29 PM
These patches are mailing today  :)

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Title: Re: 2018 ITSA Membership
Post by: butterfingers on May 01, 2018, 11:18:48 AM
"I don't care to belong to a club that accepts people like me as members." - Groucho Marx

I received my patch and a nice note from Tao last week. I am very happy to be a part of this group.
Title: Re: 2018 ITSA Membership
Post by: Dick Stohr on May 05, 2018, 08:42:36 AM
Mine is on my desk waiting for a shirt!
Title: Re: 2018 ITSA Membership
Post by: mailman on May 05, 2018, 04:53:48 PM
I need to renew!  The trouble is remembering how.   :-[

Did I sign up via PayPal?  If so, I wonder what my password is?  Can you tell that I'm not the techiest guy?
Title: Re: 2018 ITSA Membership
Post by: ta0 on May 06, 2018, 09:53:30 AM
I need to renew!  The trouble is remembering how.   :-[

Did I sign up via PayPal?  If so, I wonder what my password is?  Can you tell that I'm not the techiest guy?

You can go to this page: https://www.spintops.org/membership.html and click on the button that says: Join ITSA

Or you can just log to your paypal account, click on Money/Send or Request Money/Send to Friends and Family (so we are not charged the fee), enter the email "treasurer(AT)spintops.org" and $10. PLEASE, write your name, forum nickname, and mailing address on the message box.

If you prefer to send a check, send me a pm for the address.

Thanks!!!!

Title: Re: 2018 ITSA Membership
Post by: Jeremy McCreary on May 06, 2018, 03:04:59 PM
Thanks for the patch, Jorge -- and for all the work you do for the group. Processing all those envelopes couldn't have been fun.
Title: Re: 2018 ITSA Membership
Post by: mailman on May 13, 2018, 12:00:58 PM
I need to renew!  The trouble is remembering how.   :-[

Did I sign up via PayPal?  If so, I wonder what my password is?  Can you tell that I'm not the techiest guy?

You can go to this page: https://www.spintops.org/membership.html and click on the button that says: Join ITSA

Or you can just log to your paypal account, click on Money/Send or Request Money/Send to Friends and Family (so we are not charged the fee), enter the email "treasurer(AT)spintops.org" and $10. PLEASE, write your name, forum nickname, and mailing address on the message box.

If you prefer to send a check, send me a pm for the address.

Thanks!!!!

I have tried and tried to access my PayPal account, but to no avail.  It keeps telling me that some of my information is incorrect, although it has been the same for years, and I have it written down.  I don't know what the problem is....
Title: Re: 2018 ITSA Membership
Post by: mailman on May 17, 2018, 02:48:46 PM
My check went to the mailbox this afternoon, Jorge.  Thanks for your patience!
Title: Re: 2018 ITSA Membership
Post by: mailman on June 30, 2018, 02:18:21 PM
Quote
I have tried and tried to access my PayPal account, but to no avail.  It keeps telling me that some of my information is incorrect, although it has been the same for years, and I have it written down.  I don't know what the problem is....

I finally figured out what I was doing wrong.  Better late than never, right?   ;)
Title: Re: 2018 ITSA Membership
Post by: jim in paris on July 01, 2018, 05:19:51 AM
ITSA Memberships posted by Ludo paypal


jim
Title: Re: 2018 ITSA Membership
Post by: Attila on July 11, 2018, 06:55:55 AM
I should have done it earlier but better later than never :)
Title: Re: 2018 ITSA Membership
Post by: ta0 on July 11, 2018, 01:43:47 PM
Thanks Attila, Jim and Ludo.

Attila: I'll be mailing you your new embroidered patch in the next few days.
Title: Re: 2018 ITSA Membership
Post by: Pepe on November 29, 2018, 01:20:18 PM
Any info regarding 2019 ITSA Membership?

Title: Re: 2018 ITSA Membership
Post by: ta0 on November 29, 2018, 04:57:16 PM
Any info regarding 2019 ITSA Membership?

You can join now and it will be valid for all 2019 and if you become full member ($10) you will be able to also vote in the 2018 General Assembly which will be announced probably tomorrow.
This is the registration page: https://www.spintops.org/membership.html
Title: Re: 2018 ITSA Membership
Post by: Pepe on November 29, 2018, 05:16:55 PM
I'm in!

Have a TOP day!
Title: Re: 2018 ITSA Membership
Post by: ta0 on November 29, 2018, 06:06:59 PM
Thanks! That was fast! Welcome as a full ITSA member!
I'll try to mail you the embroidered patch today.

EDIT: You should now be able to see the boards for past years general assemblies when you log in.
Title: Re: 2018 ITSA Membership
Post by: vegabomb on November 29, 2018, 10:44:59 PM
I'm in too! Thanks!
Title: Re: 2018 ITSA Membership
Post by: Pepe on November 30, 2018, 06:08:59 AM
The easyest patch ever!!!  :P

Can we (vegabomb, me, new associates) put the ITSA 2018 virtual patch in the signature??

I promise updating it as soon as we have the 2019 verison!!
Title: Re: 2018 ITSA Membership
Post by: ta0 on November 30, 2018, 09:14:32 AM
The easyest patch ever!!!  :P

Can we (vegabomb, me, new associates) put the ITSA 2018 virtual patch in the signature??

I promise updating it as soon as we have the 2019 verison!!

Sure! Actually, we still have the red patches (they are cheaper to make in quantity) so they will have to work for 2019.
Title: Re: 2018 ITSA Membership
Post by: paxl13 on December 02, 2018, 01:00:26 PM
Let say I wanna join you guys! How does it work?
Title: Re: 2018 ITSA Membership
Post by: ta0 on December 02, 2018, 03:53:14 PM
Let say I wanna join you guys! How does it work?
You can become either a junior member for free or a full member for $10 usd per year (it will be valid for the rest of the year and all of next year).
The full membership includes a free embroidered patch, voting rights in the Annual General Meeting and the right to become elected as director. We are thinking of other membership perks.
You can register following the info here: https://www.spintops.org/membership.html
Title: Re: 2018 ITSA Membership
Post by: ta0 on December 02, 2018, 09:52:48 PM
I have updated (one by one) the profiles on this forum against the ITSA membership list. If your membership is current to vote in this general assembly, you should see ITSA below your name. If your membership expired, you should see ITSA Jr., as you are automatically transferred to that membership unless you request to be deleted from the membership. There may be mistakes (actually, it's likely), so please send me a pm if you believe your membership should be current and ITSA does not appear under your name.

Note that many memberships will expire the 31st. If you paid at or after the world contest (in August), you membership is valid for the rest of the year and the next one. I extended this to a few people who paid in July of last year, as nobody paid in June and so it looked like a better division.
Title: Re: 2018 ITSA Membership
Post by: paxl13 on December 03, 2018, 08:10:12 AM
Done, once Ta0 accept me, I am a Full ITSA member =) Yay!!!
Title: Re: 2018 ITSA Membership
Post by: ta0 on December 03, 2018, 11:31:47 AM
Done, once Ta0 accept me, I am a Full ITSA member =) Yay!!!
Thanks a lot!
Welcome, Canadians!

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Title: Re: 2018 ITSA Membership
Post by: paxl13 on December 03, 2018, 01:20:24 PM
What's the BB Code for the signature ?
Title: Re: 2018 ITSA Membership
Post by: paxl13 on December 03, 2018, 01:52:24 PM
What's the BB Code for the signature ?

Found it!!! Now I need to start piling up patches!!!
Title: Re: 2018 ITSA Membership
Post by: paxl13 on December 17, 2018, 09:24:19 AM
Thanks for the patch Ta0!!!
This is my top corner in my office :


(https://i.ibb.co/nsH3fSd/IMG-20181213-082036.jpg) (https://ibb.co/nsH3fSd)


Cheers!!!
paxl
Title: Re: 2018 ITSA Membership
Post by: butterfingers on December 17, 2018, 12:02:36 PM
Thanks for the patch Ta0!!!
This is my top corner in my office :

Cheers!!!
paxl

Why do you hate your Hornet? First you beat it up and deface it with dings and scratches...and then you punish it by putting it in the corner!  :)

I like tops that have been used and show it.
Here's my blue QSH that I use all the time. The more it gets banged up the better I like it.


(https://i.ibb.co/ckKKYpm/IMG-0415-1.jpg) (https://ibb.co/ckKKYpm)
Title: Re: 2018 ITSA Membership
Post by: paxl13 on December 17, 2018, 12:42:38 PM
Why do you hate your Hornet? First you beat it up and deface it with dings and scratches...and then you punish it by putting it in the corner!  :)

I like tops that have been used and show it.
Here's my blue QSH that I use all the time. The more it gets banged up the better

Nice QSH !!! I like my beaten down hornet, It's my hardmode top + it's the top I learned to regen on it!!!
I'll be honest, I throw my top anywhere without much care ( my metal spintastics ) except on concrete... But
that said, my guilia still scares me at each drop... the plastic is so thin on the body... I'm just hopeing for the best :)

I need to film a couple of freestyle with my hornet :)
Cheers,