Perpetual Membership Information
Note: The following rates are effective September 2023. Due to an increase in National dues for 2024, Life Membership rates have increased, updated charts have been posted, and the new rates are now in effect for National Life Memberships. Perpetual Memberships must now be processed under the new rates.
Texas SAR Perpetual Membership pays National, State and Chapter Dues of the respective Member for life. National and State dues are paid at the rate in effect each year even if they are increased. Chapter dues are paid at the rate of $9.50 as per Article XXIX, Section 1 of the Bylaws.
The Perpetual Membership Rate is based on the age of the Applicant and requires two separate applications (APPLICATION FOR ENROLLMENT IN THE NSSAR NATIONAL LIFE MEMBERSHIP PLAN and APPLICATION FOR ENROLLMENT IN THE TEXAS SAR PERPETUAL MEMBERSHIP PLAN). For example: the Texas SAR Perpetual Membership rate for an Applicant age 40 is $1,141 from the NSSAR National Life Membership Plan Application plus $790 from the Texas Perpetual Membership Plan Application which totals $1,931. The National Life Membership Rates may be found on the Application for Enrollment in the NSSAR National Life Membership Plan form. Your Texas SAR Perpetual Membership Rate can be automatically calculated for you on the Fee Calculator page.
A Texas SAR Perpetual Membership may be purchased in two unequal installments (First installment from NSSAR National Life Membership Plan rates and the second installment from Texas SAR Perpetual Membership Plan rates). The First installment will be used by the Texas SAR Treasurer to purchase a National Life Membership for the Applicant. The Applicant would be required to pay State and Chapter dues until the second installment is paid. After the second installment is paid, the Applicant would not be required to pay future State or Chapter dues.
Compatriots wishing to purchase a Texas SAR Perpetual Membership should complete a National Life Membership Plan form and a Texas SAR Perpetual Membership Plan form. Send the completed National Life Membership Plan form to the Texas State Secretary with a check payable to Treasurer General, NSSAR. Send the completed Texas SAR Perpetual Membership Plan form to the Texas SAR Treasurer with check payable to Texas State Treasurer. The National Life Membership Plan completed form is sent by Texas State Secretary to NSSAR to purchase a National Life Membership for the Compatriot. The Texas SAR Perpetual Membership Plan completed form is retained by the Texas State Treasurer to purchase the balance of the Texas SAR Perpetual Membership for the Compatriot.