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Membership FAQ

How much does membership cost?


Membership is US$30 per year no matter where you live. The rate is determined by the actual costs of providing member benefits.

What does my membership pay for?


Membership pays for your issues of Carnivorous Plant Newsletter, the expenses of managing membership, maintaining our web presence, and other expenses related to and in support of the ICPS mission. 

(Please note: Since membership dues primarily pay for services they are not considered a donation and are not tax deductible) 

What do I get with my membership?

How do I join the International Carnivorous Plant Society?


Join on-line using this web site.   Click the Join Now link to become a member.  

How can I pay?

  • Pay by credit card or PayPal on this web site.
  • Pay by check in US$ from a US bank and send it with the on-line invoice.
Payments are only refundable in the case of payment errors. If there are any questions, please contact the Membership Coordinator.

What is the membership cutoff date to receive the next issue of CPN?


Mailing lists for CPN issues are generated around 5 February, 5 May, 5 August, and 5 November so our printer can get the issues out by the first of the next month. You must join or renew by these dates in order to receive the issue mailed the next month.

When is the Carnivorous Plant Newsletter (CPN) mailed?


CPN issues are supposed to be mailed the first of March, June, September, and December. The issues are sent bulk mail to keep membership costs low.

Are back issues of the Carnivorous Plant Newsletter available?


Back issues of all Carnivorous Plant Newsletters are available to all members in PDF format. A limited number of printed issues are available in the ICPS Store. Please see "CPN Back Issues" in the menu for more information.