Faqs

Membership Renewal Questions

Why do I have to fill in all this information?

Our membership database is only as good as the information it contains.  By filling out the information during membership renewal, you will ensure your information is accurate.  The online renewal also accurately updates your status, so we know you’re an active member.  We would also like to remind you to update your profile after you renew.

Can I pay by check?

Yes, you can renew by check.  Please use the online membership renewal system and indicate that you’ll pay by check.  Do this just like a credit card purchase, add to your cart and then select check payment.  Please enter a check number so the system knows you’re paying.  By using the online system you will automatically update your basic information in our database.

Why can’t I renew the “old way?”

The old way was highly labor intensive.  Our Treasurer and other staff are all flavorists like you, and volunteer their time to keep the SFC a vibrant, valuable organization.  By using the new ecommerce system, all that work is now performed automatically. This ensures the information is accurate and your membership status is correct.

Can I renew by a mail-in process?

Yes, but we’d greatly prefer you use the online process.  We have prepared a mail-in document for you to complete and send with a check. There is a $25 upcharge for this option, since someone must manually update your account.

I’d like to renew multiple memberships at once. Can I just send you a list and be done?

No.  Each member must renew separately.  You must be logged into the site to purchase the membership.  The renewal process updates the database.  Our membership database is only as good as the information it contains.  By filling out the information during membership renewal, you will ensure that information is accurate.  The online renewal also accurately updates your status, so we know you’re an active member.  You can send a single check for multiple people, though.  Please enter the check number in each person’s renewal field.  It will also be helpful if you include a list of those for whom this group check applies.

Why is there an Emeritus Membership category?

The FREE Emeritus membership exists so we know you’re an active member.  If you don’t want to be an active Emeritus member, we can set your status in our records to Inactive.  Our membership database is only as good as the information it contains.  By filling out the information during membership renewal, you will ensure that information is accurate.  The online renewal also accurately updates your status.