As we go to shows and conventions the main question is always, “What are the benefits from Membership?” We have listed some of the benefits below. However, it is hard to put a value on sharing fun times with friends and family supporting a worthy cause. Come join us and experience 'Good Friends, Good Food, and Good Fun' while helping us to preserve history and help others.
• Quarterly Newsletters with Dutch oven cooking advice, tips, recipes, and news from around the world.
• Yearly collectible membership pin.
• Member Login for IDOS web page giving access to 'members only' pages.
• Membership in local Chapters.
• Opportunities to support local charities through local Chapter support.
• Many other benefits, friendships, and opportunities not mentioned above.
How to Join
There are two ways to join IDOS, by mail or through PayPal (credit card or PayPal account)
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Go to our IDOS Membership & Renewal form (you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view this form - Adobe Reader). Then just print the form. Fill it out, and send it along with $25.00 US ($45 for 2 years) currency to the address on the form. In approximately 4 to 6 weeks, you will receive the current years membership pin in the mail as confirmation that we have received your membership. Then you will receive the next published IDOS Newsletter.
Click on the 'Pay Now' button to pay by credit card or PayPal account.
In approximately 4 to 6 weeks, you will receive the current years membership pin in the mail as confirmation that we have received your membership. Then you will receive the next published IDOS Newsletter.
Membership Types: All IDOS memberships are family memberships. This means that any immediate family members living at the current membership address (or your home address for those using a business address) are members of IDOS. Each membership receives one IDOS newsletter and one yearly membership pin. An additional membership pin can be added to the membership for an additional three dollars at the time of enrollment or renewal. This limit is set at one to make sure we have enough pins for all the memberships throughout the membership year. Following the years membership period (January to December) any extra yearly membership pins are given as thank you gifts for donations to IDOS (see our IDOS Merchandise page).
Membership Expiration Dates: All membership expiration dates are matched to the first of the months in which Newsletters are distributed. For example, if you are to receive your first newsletter in June of 2018, your expiration date will be set to June of 2019, one year later even if you sent your membership application in April. For renewing members, if you have not missed a newsletter, your expiration date will be forwarded one year (i.e. from June 2018 to June 2019). If you have had an interruption in the delivery of your newsletters, you will be treated like a new member with regards to setting your new expiration date. If you have sent in money for more than one year's membership, your expiration will be set to the applicable year to give you that many years worth of membership. Expiration notices are sent for your renewal convenience a month before your expiration date.