Date: Wed, 25 Feb 2004 09:20:54 -0500
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From: "Fehd, Ronald J. (PHPPO)" <rjf2@CDC.GOV>
Subject: OT: LaTeX: TUG membership renewal for 2004
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fyi for the LaTeX wannabees
From: Karl Berry, TUG President [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Saturday, January 03, 2004 12:24 PM
Subject: TUG membership renewal for 2004
Dear TUG member,
It's a new year (happy new year!), so we'd like to ask you to renew your
membership in the TeX Users Group. You can do so online or via paper
mail; please visit http://tug.org/join.html.
The basic membership rates are unchanged: before May 31, dues are $65
for regular members and a special $35 rate for students and seniors.
($10 more after May 31, so renew early!)
We have made a few policy and administrative changes starting this year:
- students who graduated or received a degree in 2003 may renew this
year at the special rate even if they are not in school now.
- citizens of countries with modest economies may join at the special
rate. We use the same qualifying country list as the AMS for this:
- TUG now accepts online payments via PayPal, as well as the other usual
** Benefits in 2004:
The basic benefits are also unchanged: TeX Live, CTAN, and TUGboat. We
hope the TeX Live and CTAN 2004 distributions will be available by late
summer, depending as always on the availability of the volunteers who
produce it. See http://tug.org/texlive/ and http://tug.org/ctan.html.
And we hope at least some issues of TUGboat volume 25 (for this year)
will actually be produced in 2004!
In 2004, as in 2003, we are sending the CTAN archive on CD only to those
who request it, instead of to everyone. (This was a considerable
savings last year, since we found that many members do not need it.) If
you want it, of course that's perfectly fine. The membership forms have
a space to request it.
** Conferences in 2004:
We'd like to encourage your participation in the 2004 TUG annual
conference, being held this year in Xanthi, Greece starting August 30,
2004. See http://tug.org/tug2004/ for information.
TUG also intends to hold a user-oriented conference in San Francisco,
California, starting July 19, 2004, including training sessions. Please
** Tax deduction:
Finally, your TUG membership dues are tax-deductible (at least in the
USA), less the value of benefits received, which we have calculated as
$35 for 2004. Additional donations are fully tax-deductible. See
http://tug.org/tax-exempt/ for more info.
We hope you will renew your membership, and thank you for your
Happy TeXing in 2004,
Karl Berry (TUG President)