ABS Membership Info, Online Application & Chapter Information Join the ABS today!
Membership in the American Bamboo Society and one ABS Chapter is for 12 months from when you join and includes a subscription to the Bamboo Magazine, and the Journal which is available digitally. Starting in 2017, the Bamboo Magazine will be published quarterly (4 times per year). You can choose to have a digital membership or a print membership. With a print membership the Bamboo Magazine will be mailed to you. The Digital Membership lets you conserve resources by downloading the publications from the internet. The digital publications are full color and are available about two weeks before the printed versions. Print memberships also get the digital color version for free. The print version is not in full color. You can download a sample issue for free. If you have specific questions about membership or renewal that are not answered here, please e-mail us, or contact your local chapter.
|Membership category †||Membership Fee (Digital)||Membership Fee (Print)|
|Individual (Joint) (US)||$40 (usd) Annual||$50 (usd) Annual|
|3-Year (Joint) (US)||$110 (usd)||$140 (usd)|
|International Membership from outside U.S. (ABS only)||$40 (usd) Annual||$55 (usd) Annual|
|Patron (Joint) (US)||$120 (usd) Annual||$130 (usd) Annual|
|Supporting (Joint) (US)||$60 (usd) Annual||$70 (usd) Annual|
|Add'l Local Chapter Membership(s)||$15 (usd) Annual||$15 (usd) Annual|
|National Lifetime Membership (ABS only)||$600 (usd)||$800 (usd)|
|(some local chapters offer lifetime memberships as well)|
†Membership category note:
* (Joint) means membership in the National ABS and one chapter.
* (ABS only) means membership does not include a chapter.
* (US) means within the United States.
Make your selections for membership type, duration and the main chapter you'd like to participate in. You may select additional chapters but note that each additional chapter is $15 a year more. When you've made your selection, click on the Add to Cart button at the bottom of the page and you'll be taken to the PayPal web site. There you will provide your name, address and credit card information. The ABS does not receive your credit card information, only your name, address and how much you've paid, so there is no danger your card information will be misused. You may use either the on-line membership form if you are paying by credit card or print a PDF form here that you can fill-in. Please contact your local chapter if you wish to mail your form. We do encourage you to use the online form to facilitate faster processing.
All memberships are processed monthly by American Bamboo Society Volunteers, so please allow 4 to 5 weeks for processing.
|Local Chapter||Contact Person||Web (link)|
|Florida Caribbean Chapter||Karlyn Bradshaw||Web||(mail)|
|Hawaii Chapter||Norm Bezona||Web||(mail)|
|Louisiana Gulf Coast Chapter||Judge Edwards||Web||(mail)|
|Midstates Chapter||Daniel Fox||n/a||(mail)|
|Northeast Chapter||Susanne Lucas||Blog||(mail)|
|Northern California Chapter||David King||Web||(mail)|
|Pacific Northwest Chapter||Dain Sansome||Blog||(mail)|
|Southeast Chapter||John Tkach||Web||(mail)|
|Southern California Chapter||Danielo Ramos||Web||(mail)|
|Texas Bamboo Society||Harry Simmons||Web||(mail)|
The above listed Chapters are the only ones recognized by the ABS Board of Directors. The Board has the ultimate authority to approve or disapprove applicant groups as ABS Chapters, in accordance with guidelines set forth in the ABS Bylaws. Groups or organizations not on the above list which claim to be ABS Chapters are doing so fraudulently. Any claim of nonprofit tax-exempt status by such groups is invalid unless they have obtained such status independently.
Bamboo is useful.
It is beautiful.
It is strong and it is flexible.
It has potentials far beyond property lines and control issues."
By: Susanne Lucas, November 2015