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"The purpose of the Smocking Arts Guild of America is to preserve and foster the art of smocking and related needlework for future generations through education, service, communication and quality workmanship."

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The SAGA Board of Directors wishes to thank you for choosing to investigate everything SAGA has to offer its members. As a new member of SAGA you will start enjoying all of the education and social events that mark us as the premiere needle arts organization in the world. Along with our thousands of members world-wide let us be the first to welcome you and tell you how happy we are that you have decided to join us.

Explore the different levels of membership, then scroll to the bottom of the page for the link to Join Now online.

Sustaining Membership

Sustaining Members are those members who wish to support SAGA beyond their basic Standard Membership dues in order to help provide funds to enhance SAGA's mission. Any person who is interested in the purpose and nurture of SAGA is eligible for Sustaining Membership upon application and by payment of dues.

Benefits for Sustaining Members:

All benefits of Standard membership Custom pin available to Sustaining Members only Entry into a drawing for early registration for convention

Sustaining Members are eligible to serve on the board, as a chair, and have voting privileges. $30 of Sustaining Membership fee is tax deductible in the US.

Sustaining Member dues are $65.00/year ($70/year outside the US)

Any member may receive a sustaining membership for an annual $30 donation in addition to the fee for any type of paid membership.  The member will receive a sustaing membership pin.

Standard Membership

Any person who is interested in the purpose and nurture of SAGA is eligible for Standard Membership upon application and by payment of dues.

Benefits for Standard Members:

Participation in all SAGA events, seminars, programs, conventions Artisan program participation (additional fee applies) SAGA membership pin Electronic communications from SAGA Access to the "Members Only" portion of the SAGA website Membership card (good for discounts from participating SAGA businesses and some other businesses) Receipt of SAGANews by USPS

Standard Members are eligible to serve on the board, as a committee chair, and have voting privileges.

Standard Member dues are $35.00/year (United States); $40.00 (outside the US). $17.50/year (New Members after July 1)
 

Junior Student Membership

A Junior Student Membership is available to a full-time student who is 14-18 years of age on January 1 of the year she wishes to be a SAGA member, upon application and payment of dues. Junior Student Members must be sponsored by an active SAGA member and must furnish proof of age upon application.

Benefits for Junior Student Members:

Participation in all SAGA events, seminars, programs, and conventions Electronic communications from SAGA Membership card (good for discounts from participating SAGA business members and some other businesses) SAGA membership pin Access to most of the "Members Only" section of the SAGA website.

To attend a SAGA event (convention, workshop, or seminar), a Junior Student Member must attend with her SAGA sponsor or other SAGA member. Junior Student Members are ineligible to serve on the board, fill a committee chair responsibility, or vote. No access will be permitted to the online forum for members under 18 years of age. Junior Student Members do not receive the SAGANews via USPS. SAGANews will be available to Junior Student Members on the website.

Junior Student Member dues are $17.50/year.  $8.75 (New Members after July 1)

College Student Membership

College Student Memberships are available to undergraduate college students enrolled full-time, not over the age of 25, with an interest in the purpose of the organization. College Student Members must furnish proof of age and documentation of full-time college status upon application.

Benefits for College Student Members:

Participation in all SAGA events, seminars, programs, conventions Artisan Program participation (additional fee applies) Membership card (which is good for discounts from participating SAGA businesses and some other businesses) SAGA membership pin Electronic communications from SAGA Access to the "Members Only" section of the SAGA website

College Student Members are ineligible to serve on the board, fill a committee chair responsibility, or vote. No access will be permitted to the online forum for members under 18 years of age College Student Members do not receive SAGANews via USPS. SAGANews will be available to College Student Members on the website.

College Student Member dues are $20.00/year.   $10.00/year (New Members after July 1).

Note:  Memberships are renewed each year in January.

Lifetime Membership

Any person who is interested in the purpose and nurture of SAGA is eligible for a Lifetime Membership upon application and by payment of the one-time fee.

Benefits for Lifetime Members:

All benefits of Standard Membership, for as long as the member lives. Custom pin available to Lifetime Members only Entry into a drawing for early registration for conventions.

Lifetime Members are eligible to serve on the board, as a committee chair, and have voting privileges.

Lifetime Member one-time dues payment is $1,000.00. $250 of this fee may be tax deductible in the US.

 

Join Online

To join SAGA, click the link below, complete the short form, and you will be directed to PayPal where you can make your membership payment.

Click here to complete our individual member application and join SAGA!

Click here to complete our business member application and join SAGA!

Join By Mail

If you don't want to join online, you can download the form below. Complete the form and mail it with your payment to SAGA at:

Smocking Arts Guild of America , P.O. Box 150917, Nashville, TN 37215-9998     Volunteer for SAGA!

We need the involvement of all our members to make SAGA a sucess.  Maybe it is at the local level, but if you are ready to move up and find out about serving in at the National level, click here to volunteer