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Dues and Fees

                          Membership Categories, Application
                             Fees, and Filing Instructions
 
The NSSAR Official Handbook, Volume III states on page 1:
For all categories, the requirements for membership are the same and applications may be made on the same form. All applications are submitted through a State Society because membership in a State Society is mandatory. Details are covered in the “Requirements for Membership and for Applications” pamphlet (form 0910). The information below includes information from form 0910 plus Florida SAR Society and Saramana SAR Chapter information.

NOTE:      Dues submitted with applications are for the CURRENT YEAR. For applications submitted after November 1, the dues are for the following year. In addition, all Applicants with a “Registered” date after November 1 are deemed as paid for next year’s dues.

National Fees & Dues
The National fees and dues are determined annually by the delegates at an Annual Congress.

In computing the amount of dues to be paid by a State Society for any year, all members of such State Society, as shown by the records of the National Society, shall be counted, whose names have not, prior to January 1st of each year, been certified to the National Society to have been removed from the membership roster of such State Society.

New member annual dues for that calendar year in which their applications are approved by the National Society and is included in the application fee.

Saramana SAR Chapter By-Laws, Article IV, Section 2 states:

ANNUAL DUES AND FEES – Annual Dues which shall be due and payable after September 1st
of each year and shall be the sum of the dues and fees required by the National Society, the
Florida SAR  Society and this Chapter. Failure to pay annual dues by December 5th terminates
membership in the Chapter. Any membership so terminated may be reinstated by the payment of
all delinquent dues and any reinstatement fee prescribed by the National Society or the Florida
Society. (Please see "Reinstatement of Membership" below for the correct procedure including completing the correct form and the amounts that are due.)


There are two different forms you might want to use to help you get started. They both use the FREE Adobe Reader to help you organize your lineage as required by SAR. First form is the
SAR Application Worksheet(Click on the form name to open it, then save it to your computer). This form is used as a preliminary copy to organize all of the information before preparing the actual SAR Application. It requires 8 1/2 x 14 inch paper for printing. The second form is the SAR Application Form 0915 Rev 01-2012 (Click on the form name to open it, then save it to your computer). The final copy must be printed by the Chapter Registrar on special SAR paper. We would suggest that you use the SAR Application Form Instructions Form 0912 Rev 11-2008 (Click on the form name to open it, then save it to your computer). Another key source of information is the SAR Application Preparation Manual Dated 03-12-2016 (Click on the form name to open it, then save it to your computer).


These forms would be useful for the following membership types: Regular, Junior, Memorial, and Supplemental.

For more information on obtaining and using Adobe Reader, please click on Using PDF Files.

To obtain the Saramana SAR  Chapter Requirements for Membership Bi-fold please click  HERE.

The information listed on the Bi-fold is also listed below.


Notes for Below:
          NSSAR stands for “National Society, Sons of the American Revolution
          FLSSAR stands for “Florida SAR Society”
          CHAPTER stands for “Saramana SAR Chapter”

Regular - A member age 18 or older who pays annual dues. Only regular members may vote and hold office in the SAR and receive The SAR Magazine at no additional cost.

Application Fees, Postage, and Dues: The potential new SAR member is to provide three (3) checks. These checks equal the total Annual Membership Dues for the current year, Application Fees, and Postage. One check payable to the NSSAR, one check payable to the Florida SAR Society, and one check made payable to the Saramana SAR Chapter for the amounts as shown:

                                                   NSSAR         FLSSAR         CHAPTER                    TOTAL
Application fee                             $80                  $25                      $15
Postage                                                                                                $5
Dues                                              $35                  $20                      $32
            Total                                $115                  $45                      $52                        $212

Documentation - Copies of actual documents that prove the parent to child relationship between each generation from the Applicant to the Patriot Ancestor listed on the SAR Application Form.
 

Family Plan - A price break is given when more than one member of a family, within no more than two degrees of kinship, submit applications at the same time, based on descent along the same genealogical line from the same patriot ancestor.

Application Fees, Postage, and Dues: The potential new SAR members are to provide three (3) checks. These checks equal the total Annual Membership Dues for the current year, Application Fees, and Postage. One check payable to the NSSAR, one check payable to the Florida SAR Society, and one check made payable to the Saramana SAR Chapter for the amounts as shown. The Applicants have an option of paying with three (3) checks per Applicant or three (3) checks in total:

Family Plan (Two or more at the same time)
                                                  NSSAR         FLSSAR         CHAPTER                    TOTAL
First Member Fee                         $80                  $25                      $15
Postage                                                                                                $5
Plus Dues                                      $35                  $20                      $32
            Total                                $115                  $45                      $52                        $212

Additional Member Fee                $30                  $25                        $8
Postage                                                                                                $5
Plus Dues                                      $35                  $20                      $32
            Total                                  $65                  $45                      $45                        $155

Documentation - A full birth record, that names the parents, for each Applicant. (Same guidelines apply as listed above for Regular Member Applicants, with the exception that if there is duplication of the same documents, only one copy of that documentation needs to be submitted.)

Relatives of- If you are the son, grandson, brother, nephew, grand-nephew of someone who is or was a member of the SAR, DAR, or CAR, then there is a discount offered on the application fee. As long as you are using the same lineage for your membership and reference the application of the member or former member. The other requirement is that you be over eighteen years of age and under twenty-five years of age.

 Application Fees, Postage, and Dues: The potential new SAR member is to provide three (3) checks. These checks equal the total Annual Membership Dues for the current year, Application Fees, and Postage. One check payable to the NSSAR, one check payable to the Florida SAR Society, and one check made payable to the Saramana SAR Chapter for the amounts as shown:

                                                  NSSAR         FLSSAR         CHAPTER                    TOTAL
Application Fee                            $30                  $25                      $15
Postage                                                                                                $5
Plus Dues                                      $35                  $20                      $32
            Total                                  $65                  $45                      $52                        $162

Documentation - Copy of full birth record that names the applicant’s parents. Copies of documents that prove the Applicant to the SAR, DAR, or C.A.R. member on which he is basing the same lineage and ancestor.

Junior - A member under age 18 who pays annual dues at a reduced rate. He is not eligible to vote or hold office and does not receive The SAR Magazine. SAR Junior membership is also available for young men under 18 years of age. They will receive a membership certificate and a national membership number. They may join in all SAR events except voting and serving as an elected officer or committee chairmen. They may serve on some committees, wear the colonial uniform, and march with the Color Guard. We encourage their membership and involvement. The application has the same requirements to prove lineage. Many times they use the father or grandfather's application for proof of lineage. Mother’s or grandmother's DAR application is also acceptable proof of lineage.

Application Fees, Postage, and Dues: The potential new SAR member is to provide three (3) checks. These checks equal the total Annual Membership Dues for the current year, Application Fees, and Postage. One check payable to the NSSAR, one check payable to the Florida SAR Society, and one check made payable to the Saramana SAR Chapter for the amounts as shown:

                                                  NSSAR         FLSSAR         CHAPTER                    TOTAL
Accepted Lineage Fee                  $30                  $25                      $15
Postage                                                                                                $5
Plus Dues                                        $5                    $0                        $5
            Total                                  $35                  $25                      $25                          $85

New Lineage Fee                          $80                  $25                      $15
Postage                                                                                                $5
Plus Dues                                        $5                    $0                        $5
            Total                                  $85                  $25                      $25                        $135

Documentation - Copy of his full birth record that lists the names of his parents. (Same guidelines apply as listed above for Regular Member Applicants, with the exception that if there is duplication of the same documents, only one copy of that documentation needs to be submitted.)

Youth Registrant Transfer - Note: The Youth Registrant program is no longer available from the NSSAR.  This applies to a previously approved youth registrant under the age of 18. No application form is needed as he is converting his previously approved Youth application to Junior or Regular Membership. The process is simple. Submit a letter noting the desire to activate your Junior or Regular membership, citing the Youth Registrant number and enclosing Chapter, State and National dues.

Dues: The new SAR member is to provide three (3) checks. These checks equal the total Annual Membership Dues for the current year. One check payable to the NSSAR, one check payable to the Florida SAR Society, and one check made payable to the Saramana SAR Chapter for the amounts as shown:

                                                  NSSAR         FLSSAR         CHAPTER                    TOTAL
Youth to Regular Member Dues   $35                  $20                      $32                          $87

Youth to Junior Member Dues       $5                    $0                        $5                          $10

Memorial - A deceased, close, male relative of a SAR member in good standing, whose application is based on (most of) the same lineage as that SAR member. There are no dues and a portion of the application fee goes to the Society’s Permanent Fund. Note: To file a Memorial application, the SAR member will complete a standard membership application form proposing his deceased male relative, who must be within two generations of the SAR member, i.e. son, grandson,  nephew,  grand-nephew, cousin, brother, uncle, father, great- uncle, grandfather.

Application Fees, Postage, and Dues: The new SAR Memorial member application is to have included three (3) checks. These checks equal the total one time payment of National Dues, Application Fees, and Postage. One check payable to the NSSAR, one check payable to the Florida SAR Society, and one check made payable to the Saramana SAR Chapter for the amounts as shown:

                                                  NSSAR         FLSSAR         CHAPTER                    TOTAL
Application Fee                            $80                  $40                      $15
National Dues                             $300
Postage                                            $0                    $0                        $5
            Total                                $380                  $40                      $20                        $440

Documentation - Copy of the full death record for the deceased. Copies of documents that prove the Applicant to the SAR member on which he is basing the same lineage and ancestor.

Life Membership - A current, active member of any age who pays a one-time, lump-sum dues payment, calculated on a reduced, annual, pro-rated dues schedule that is based on his age at that time.

To download the National Life Membership Application Form, go to https://sar.org/sar-forms-and-manuals , scroll down to “Organizational Forms” and then click on “National Life Membership Application Form”, this will open the form were you can then save it to your computer to be completed.

To view the current costs for a Life Membership in the Florida SAR Society AND the Saramana SAR Chapter, go to:
http://www.saramanasar.org/life-membership.html

Please note that the “National Life Membership Application Form” and the "Saramana And Florida Life Membership Application Form" will REQUIRE that you have and use the latest version of the “FREE” Adobe Reader.


Supplemental Applications - Previously approved SAR members who have more than one Revolutionary War ancestor may submit supplemental applications. Supplementals do not incur any additional annual dues. State and chapter fees vary, and must also be included with the supplemental application.

Application Fees, and Postage: The SAR member is to provide three (3) checks. These checks equal the total Application Fees and Postage. One check payable to the NSSAR, one check payable to the Florida SAR Society, and one check made payable to the Saramana SAR Chapter for the amounts as shown:

                                                  NSSAR         FLSSAR         CHAPTER                    TOTAL
Application Fee                            $60                  $15                      $15
Postage                                            $0                    $0                        $5
            Total                                  $60                  $15                      $20                          $95

Documentation - Copies of actual documents that prove the parent to child relationship between each generation from the Applicant to the Patriot Ancestor listed on the SAR Application Form. Documents already on file as proof for original applications need not be submitted again for those same generations on a supplemental application.

Supplemental Family Plan - A price break is given when more than one member of a family, within no more than two degrees of kinship, submit supplemental applications at the same time, based on descent along the same genealogical line from the same supplemental patriot ancestor.

Application Fees, and Postage: The SAR member is to provide three (3) checks. These checks equal the total Application Fees and Postage. One check payable to the NSSAR, one check payable to the Florida SAR Society, and one check made payable to the Saramana SAR Chapter for the amounts as shown. The Applicants have an option of paying with three (3) checks per Applicant or three (3) checks in total:

                                                  NSSAR         FLSSAR         CHAPTER                    TOTAL
First Member Fee                         $60                  $15                      $15
Postage                                            $0                    $0                        $5
            Total                                  $60                  $15                      $20                          $95

Additional Member Fee                $30                  $15                        $8
Postage                                            $0                    $0                        $5
            Total                                  $30                  $15                      $13                          $58

Reinstatement of Membership - Former SAR members may reinstate directly into the state society of their choice, subject to the acceptance of that body. Application forms for reinstatement are available from the state societies and National Headquarters. The cost of such reinstatement will be set by the accepting state society. However, it should be noted that the fee immediately payable to the National Society by the state society must be equal to the annual membership dues set by the Annual Congress.


To download the Reinstatement – Transfer Application, go to https://sar.org/sar-forms-and-manuals , scroll down to “Organizational Forms” and then click on “Reinstatement – Transfer Application”, this will open the form were you can then save it to your computer to be completed.

Please note that the “Reinstatement – Transfer Application” will REQUIRE that you have and use the latest version of the “FREE” Adobe Reader.

For more information on obtaining and using Adobe Reader, please click on Using PDF Files.

For former Florida SAR Society Members:
The former SAR member is to provide the original and one (1) copy of the Application Form and three (3) checks. These checks equal the total annual membership dues for the current year. One check payable to the NSSAR, one check payable to the Florida SAR Society, and one check made payable to the Saramana SAR Chapter for the amounts as shown:

                                                  NSSAR         FLSSAR         CHAPTER                    TOTAL
Former Florida SAR Society member
Dues                                              $35                  $20                      $32                          $87

The Saramana SAR Registrar is to send the Original Reinstatement of Membership Applications to the Florida SAR Society State Secretary (not Registrar) along with two checks, the check payable to the NSSAR and the check payable to the Florida SAR Society. It is required that these checks are to accompany the Application in all cases.

The Saramana SAR Registrar is to send the Copy of the Reinstatement of Membership Applications and the check made payable to the Saramana SAR Chapter to Saramana SAR Chapter Treasurer.

For former NON Florida SAR Society Members:
The former SAR member is to provide the original and one (1) copy of the Application Form and four (4) checks. These checks equal the total annual membership dues plus the cost for National to send a record copy of the member’s application to the Florida SAR Society Secretary for the state files. Two checks payable to the NSSAR, one check payable to the Florida SAR Society, and one check made payable to the Saramana SAR Chapter for the amounts as shown:

                                                  NSSAR         FLSSAR         CHAPTER                    TOTAL
Former NON Florida SAR Society member
Fee                                                $10     Covers the cost for National to send a record copy of the member’s

                                                                 application to the Florida SAR Society secretary for the state files.
Dues                                              $35                  $20                      $32                          $97
 
The Saramana SAR Registrar is to send the Original Reinstatement of Membership Applications to the Florida SAR Society State Secretary (not Registrar) along with three (3) checks, the check payable to the NSSAR for the Record Copy, the check payable to NSSAR for annual dues, and the check payable to the Florida SAR Society. It is required that these checks are to accompany the Application in all cases.

The Saramana SAR Registrar is to send the Copy of the Reinstatement of Membership Applications and the check made payable to the Saramana SAR Chapter to Saramana SAR Chapter Treasurer.

Dual Membership - A compatriot may establish membership in more than one state society by applying to the additional state society for dual membership. He must be a full, dues-paying active member in his home state in order to hold a dual membership in other state societies, but will continue to pay his national, state and chapter dues in his home state. He will pay the state and chapter dues only as a dual member in other states, and will not be reported to the National Society as a member on their rosters. He is eligible to be a delegate from his dual state or home state, but not in both societies.

The Saramana SAR Registrar is to send Dual Membership Applications to the Florida SAR Society State Secretary (not Registrar). Two checks (one payable to the Florida SAR Society) and (one payable to the NSSAR) are required to accompany the application in all cases. One check is also made payable to the Saramana SAR Chapter.

                                                  NSSAR         FLSSAR         CHAPTER                    TOTAL
Fee                                                $10     Covers the cost for National to send a record copy of the member’s

                                                                 application to the Florida SAR Society secretary for the state files.
Plus Dues                                        **                  $20                      $32                          $62
                                                         **           NSSAR dues paid to home Chapter

To download the Dual Membership Application, go to https://sar.org/sar-forms-and-manuals , scroll down to “Organizational Forms” and then click on “Dual Membership Application”, this will open the form were you can then save it to your computer to be completed.

Please note that the “Dual Membership Application” will REQUIRE that you have and use the latest version of the “FREE” Adobe Reader.


For more information on obtaining and using Adobe Reader, please click on Using PDF Files.


Transfer of State Society Membership - A member in good standing may transfer to any other state society, subject to the acceptance of that body. Transfer forms are available from state societies or National Headquarters. The Transfer form is sent to National Headquarters for registration once it is signed by the secretary of the state society of current affiliation and the secretary of the state society to which transfer is desired.

The Saramana SAR Registrar is to send Transfer Membership Applications to the Florida SAR Society State Secretary (not Registrar). Two checks (one payable to the Florida SAR Society) and (one payable to the NSSAR) are required to accompany the application in all cases. One check is also made payable to the Saramana SAR Chapter.

                                                  NSSAR         FLSSAR         CHAPTER                    TOTAL
Fee                                                $10     Covers the cost for National to send a record copy of the member’s

                                                                 application to the Florida SAR Society secretary for the state files.
Plus Dues                                      $35                  $20                      $32                          $97
               Total amount reduced if current years NSSAR dues paid at other State Society

To download the Transfer Membership Application, go to
https://sar.org/sar-forms-and-manuals , scroll down to “Organizational Forms” and then click on “Transfer Membership Application”, this will open the form were you can then save it to your computer to be completed.

Please note that the “Transfer Membership Application” will REQUIRE that you have and use the latest version of the “FREE” Adobe Reader.


For more information on obtaining and using Adobe Reader, please click on
Using PDF Files.

Compatriot Death Report Form

To download the Compatriot Death Report Form, go to https://sar.org/sar-forms-and-manuals , scroll down to “Organizational Forms” and then click on “Compatriot Death Report Form”, this will open the form were you can then save it to your computer to be completed.

Please note that the “Compatriot Death Report Form” will REQUIRE that you have and use the latest version of the “FREE” Adobe Reader.

For more information on obtaining and using Adobe Reader, please click on Using PDF Files.

A copy of the “Compatriot Death Report Form” is to be emailed to the Registrar of the National Society, Sons of the American Revolution.

In addition, a copy of the “Compatriot Death Report Form” along with any obituary information is to be emailed to the Florida SAR Society Secretary and the Florida SAR Society Chaplain.