Why join GAE4-HA?
Being a member offers excellent opportunities for networking, professional development, and growth as an Extension employee. There are different classes of membership, but ‘traditional’ Extension/4-H personnel are usually going to be active members. As a GAE4-HA active, life, and affiliate member, you are automatically a member of the National Association of Extension 4-H Agents (NAE4-HA) and have the opportunity to attend state and national professional development conferences. Additionally, you have the opportunity to network, share resources and ideas, and apply for professional awards.
The membership year is January 1 thru December 31. However, you may join at any time – so please encourage new 4-H professionals to join as soon as possible!
What are the different classes of GAE4-HA membership?
Active Members: Active members are those people that are currently employed by UGA Extension and FVSU Extension in professional status or operating under an official agreement with UGA Extension in a professional status. They may vote and hold elected or appointed positions. Active member membership is $90.00 for 2017. NAE4-HA refers to these members as “active members.”
Partner Members: Subject matter specialists with UGA Extension or FVSU Extension may join GAE4-HA as an associate member at the cost of $20.00 for 2017. They will be GAE4-HA members, entitling them to attend the state meeting, present and attend workshops and exhibits. Partner members will not be allowed to hold office, vote, apply for awards, attend national meetings, or receive other benefits of GAE4-HA membership. Partner members are NOT members of NAE4-HA.
Life Members: Life membership is for people that have retired from Extension. Members enjoy all rights and privileges of an active member. Life members pay a one-time dues fee which is currently $250.00. NAE4-HA refers to these members as “life members.”
Affiliate Members: Affiliate members include adult professionals employed in youth development other than Extension, former GAE4-HA dues paying members who were active members but do not currently qualify for active or life membership, or GEA4-HA donors and sponsors. Membership dues for affiliate members are $90.00 for 2017. Affiliate members will not be allowed to hold office, vote, receive awards, attend national meetings as a Georgia delegate or receive other benefits of GAE4-HA membership. NAE4-HA refers to these members as “affiliate members.”
How do you join?
Joining GAE4-HA is easy! Contact the 2017 Membership Chair, Jeremy Cheney at email@example.com or (404) 762-4085 for questions or concerns. We look forward to having you join GAE4-HA!