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You Can Freely Join AFS Sections, but They Need Your Support

Wednesday, November 15, 2017   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Lorraine Cashman
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As of 2014, anyone can join the AFS website and add themselves to AFS sections without paying dues.

As a result, the number of people who have enrolled in AFS sections has risen across the board since then. This growth in section online community numbers is a promising development in building these special interest networks. Section members can use the online group tools to initiate conversations, email each other individually or as a group, or add resources of common interest. See "AFS Sections" in FAQ for more information about Sections and using AFS online group tools.

Nevertheless, most sections still charge dues as a means of raising funds to support work in their fields. Specifics vary from section to section, but in general, section dues fund prizes for papers and projects, travel stipends for section members or guests, honoraria for speakers, and section publications.

If you renew your AFS membership annually, you can pay your section dues at the same time. Alternatively, you can pay section dues at any time in the online store.



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