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Ipswich Historical Society Incorporated operates the museum at Cooneana Heritage Centre through members and volunteers. Our members work together to accession and deaccession artefacts in the collection; display and research the stories behind artefacts; update policies and procedures; conserve and preserve items in the collection; guide visitors through the displays; create activities for school children and lots more. We are an active group of people interested in preserving and educating people about the history of Ipswich. We are a friendly and welcoming group.
To join the Society you will need to complete a New Membership Application Form. This form asks for contact details, the type of membership applied for - ordinary, associate, honorary, family or junior - , date of birth, the person Proposing the applicant, a Seconder and shows the fees.
Family membership covers one or two adults and their children under 18 years of age. Names of children and spouse to be provided on the form.
The application is submitted to the Executive Management Committee for approval, then to the following monthly general meeting for endorsement. The applicant is then sent a welcome letter advising of their successful application and payment details.
New members pay a once only joining fee of $15.00 plus the appropriate annual dues:
Annual dues are renewed by 30 June each year, however if you join after 31 March your annual dues will not be required until the following year.
New members are also asked to complete a Volunteer Registration Form. This enables members to identify their interests and any experience they are prepared to offer the Society.
Once payment of dues is completed, a badge(s) is ordered in the new member's preferred name.
Members are able to purchase shirts and polos embroidered with the Society's logo for a subsidised price of $25.00.
Once you become a member of the Society, you are entitled to vote at monthly members meetings, take office at the annual general meeting, represent the Society at various forums and develop your knowledge of those areas of activity that interest you.
New members always welcome.
Individual: $20.00 pp
Family: $50.00 pf (including children under 18)
Junior: $5.00 pp
New Member Fees incl $15 Joining/Admin fee + $20 Annual Membership Fee (eg $35 for individual) become payable on acceptance of the membership application.
Annual membership dues (eg $20 for individual) are payable by 30 June each year.
Family membership covers two adults and their children under 18 years. Please provide names of family members and the age of each child
Payment may be made as follow:
Direct debit details:
Bendigo Bank BSB: 633-000
Account No: 113738413
Account Name: Ipswich Historical Soc Inc Cooneana
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