Membership of the Devonshire Association

Welcoming members of The Devonshire Association

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Anyone may join the Association – the only requirement is an interest in Devon. It’s not necessary to live in the county: we have well over 1,000 members around the world.

Here is a printable copy of the application form, but if you prefer you can contact the Registrar to request a paper copy be sent to you. We have plans to implement an optional on-line application process before too long.

Types of membership

Full members

The annual subscription for full membership is £25 (or, if living overseas, £30).
For second or subsequent members living at the same address who are willing to share printed material the annual subscription is £13.

Associate and student members

Associate and student members have the same benefits as full members, except:

  • They do not receive copies of the Transactions
  • They are not entitled to vote at the AGM
  • They cannot become members of the Executive Committee.

Otherwise they play a full part in the life of the Association, especially in the Branches and Sections where they have full voting rights and may become officers.

The annual subscription for associate and student members is £15.

Life Membership

The current rate for Life Membership is £500.

Institutional members

An Institutional Member is a library, educational body, institution, society or other corporate body. An Institutional Member may nominate a representative to exercise the rights and privileges of an Individual Member. The institutional member rate is £30 per annum, or £40 for institutions based overseas.

All subscriptions are renewable 1st January, preferably by Standing Order. The prompt payment of subscriptions is of great assistance in managing the Association’s affairs and helps keep administrative costs down. Although payment by Standing Order is preferred, if you wish to pay by cheque it should be made payable to “The Devonshire Association”. The Association is also grateful to members who are able to complete a Declaration of Gift Aid.

The Association is largely financed by its modest subscriptions, returns on investments, and legacies. These sources are, however, insufficient to cover all costs and it is often necessary to charge for light refreshments and for more elaborate arrangements.

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