OSNA Membership Renewal Season Changes:
As announced in an email from OSNA on October 11, OSNA’s membership database for the Association of Field Ornithologists, Raptor Research Foundation, Wilson Ornithological Society and American Ornithological Society (formerly AOU and COS), will move to a new cloud-based membership management system, MemberSuite. This new system will provide members with access to services that you have come to expect from OSNA, such as the ability to renew all your OSNA memberships with one visit to the site, as well as new services such as automatic membership renewals and registration for meetings. The Waterbird Society will no longer participate in the shared OSNA membership database. Members of the Waterbird Society will receive information explaining some of the changes they may expect this fall.
The 2017 Membership Renewal Season for the societies including RRF will begin in late November or early December 2016. Members will receive an email inviting them to go to the MemberSuite portal to renew. If your email address is not on record with OSNA or if you do not renew in early December, you will receive a printed copy of the OSNA renewal form in late December 2016. As in the past, you will receive several reminder emails and printed renewal notices during the Renewal Season if you have not renewed.
*update 10 January 2017: renewals continue to be delayed as OSNA works on launching the new membership software.
*update 11 January 2017: renewals can now be processed online https://customer265664c9b.portal.membersuite.com/profile/CreateAccount_BasicInfo.aspx
If you have questions, contact Scott Gillihan, OSNA membership manager, at [email protected] or call 312-883-4670