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Join the 47 year old International Hydrofoil Society.

The past $30/year fee is waived, forever.  There is no obligation, your address is confidential. You will receive access to the world’s greatest foil library, occasional newsletters, and essential updates a few times each year.  Upon request, you may leave – anytime.  2,500 Naval Architects, Academicians,  Boat Builders, Sportsmen, and other Hydrofoil Lovers have chosen to unite, learn, and enjoy.

Enter to win our $4,500 given each year to Students for the Mandles Prize for Hydrofoil Excellence.  Some prior students are still eligible — review the rules.

Hydrofoils are where the action is, and IHS is at the center.

Send me your email and you are in. Here is mine:

Ray Vellinga
IHSpresident2016@gail.com

 Correct email address: ihspresident2016@gmail.com

For all Regular and Student Members:

  • Enjoy the benefits of reduced prices for most IHS products and for IHS sponsored and co-sponsored functions
  • Receive a bi-annual Newsletter containing news and commentary on the latest events in the hydrofoil field
  • Provide a source of authoritative education and advice on hydrofoil history, technology, and application.
  • Advance the state of the art of hydrofoil technology.
  • Stimulate development of new designs for hydrofoils and their subsystems.
  • Introduce new ideas for hydrofoil support, logistics, and affordability.
  • Stimulate professional interest in hydrofoil commercial, military, and hobby applications.
  • Stimulate amateur interest in designing and building motor, sail, and human-powered hydrofoil craft, including models.
  • Assist in establishing and refining regulations to ensure that hydrofoils are operated safely.
  • Foster hydrofoil technology, design, and applications in school curricula and student projects.
  • Keep abreast of hydrofoil news and technology developments.
  • Enjoy stimulating technical, professional, and social interactions and exchange with other hydrofoilers.
  • Record, preserve, and honor the achievements of hydrofoil pioneers and their craft.
  • Build and maintain a bibliography of hydrofoil related texts, technical papers, books, and magazine articles.
  • Build and maintain an interactive website that fosters and enables the purposes of the society (including a link to your website from IHS)

For Sustaining Members:

  • All the above, PLUS
  • Designation of unlimited employees as Regular IHS Members
  • Organizational logo prominently displayed in the IHS Newsletter, on the IHS letterhead and in the IHS Website.
  • Hot link from organizational  logo to your organizational website.
  • Publication of an annual organizational update (up to 250 word) in the IHS Newsletter

Dues: As of 2016 all dues have been eliminated to reach the broader goal of wide membership.  The Sustaining members donate $250 per year to carry our expenses which are kept to a minimum, due to staff of volunteers.

  • Regular Membership dues are no longer US $30.00 per calendar year.
  • Student Membership dues are no longer US $10.00*
  • Sustaining Memberships remain US $250.00*
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The IHS Board of Directors, Officers, and Staff are volunteers, and they, in the past,  payed their annual dues like the other IHS members. The modest IHS dues do not go for salaries, but are used, to cover the monthly charge of the home page internet provider, send out other informative materials, to purchase the plaques for IHS awards, etc. The cost of dinner meetings held in the Washington DC area is recovered through the price of admission to these events.

* All members are presumed to be computer literate and therefore receive the electronic version of the newsletter (it is easy to print out the electronic newsletter on your own printer if you want a hard copy).

How to pay for Your Sustaining Membership:

  • If paying by mail, send your name, mail and e-mail addresses, and phone number(s) with payment to: International Hydrofoil Society; Post Office Box 51; Cabin John MD 20818-0051, USA. IHS accepts checks, money orders and cash, in US dollars only. Please do not mail credit card information; we have no way to process it.
  • Sustaining Members only: IHS accepts on-line payment by credit card from the USA and about 35 other countries via the PayPal service. Click Here to see the current list of non-US countries. It’s easy! Just add Sustaining Membership to your shopping cart below. When ready to pay, click on the View Cart button and follow instructions (note: if you are joining from outside USA, please click on the rather small link Outside the US? in the payment form… it is in the middle of the form and rather easy to miss). If you are paying with a non-US credit card, your bank will convert the membership fee to your own currency. Your bank may charge a service fee in accordance with their policies and practices for currency conversion. IHS accepts credit cards only through the on-line PayPal service. Please do not mail or email your credit card information directly to IHS because we have no way to process it.

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For all Regular and Student Members:

  • Enjoy the benefits of reduced prices for most IHS products and for IHS sponsored and co-sponsored functions
  • Receive a quarterly Newsletter containing news and commentary on the latest events in the hydrofoil field
  • Provide a source of authoritative education and advice on hydrofoil history, technology, and application.
  • Advance the state of the art of hydrofoil technology.
  • Stimulate development of new designs for hydrofoils and their subsystems.
  • Introduce new ideas for hydrofoil support, logistics, and affordability.
  • Stimulate professional interest in hydrofoil commercial, military, and hobby applications.
  • Stimulate amateur interest in designing and building motor, sail, and human-powered hydrofoil craft, including models.
  • Assist in establishing and refining regulations to ensure that hydrofoils are operated safely.
  • Foster hydrofoil technology, design, and applications in school curricula and student projects.
  • Keep abreast of hydrofoil news and technology developments.
  • Enjoy stimulating technical, professional, and social interactions and exchange with other hydrofoilers.
  • Record, preserve, and honor the achievements of hydrofoil pioneers and their craft.
  • Build and maintain a bibliography of hydrofoil related texts, technical papers, books, and magazine articles.
  • Build and maintain an interactive website that fosters and enables the purposes of the society (including a link to your website from IHS)

For New Members:

  • All the above.

Sustaining Members:

  • All the above, PLUS
  • Designation of up to 12 employees as Regular IHS Members
  • Organizational logo prominently displayed in the IHS Newsletter, on the IHS letterhead and in the IHS Website.
  • Hot link from organizational  logo to your organizational website.
  • Publication of an annual organizational update (up to 250 word) in the IHS Newsletter

Dues

  • Regular Membership dues are FREE as of July 2016 for the next two years.
  • Student Membership dues are US are US FREE as well.
  • Sustaining Memberships are US $250.00*
  • Life Membership (No Longer Offered For Sale)
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  • Click here to pay on-line
  • MEMBERS: Receive DUES-FREE YEARS!

    • At a Board of Directors meeting in January 20116, the Board approved this FREE member reward for boosting IHS Membership for at least the next two years.
    • “Non-member” includes former members who left IHS at least three years ago and members still on the books who are in arrears on their dues for three years or more may rejoin for Free as well.
    • Simply notify the IHS of the new member’s name and email address, at treasurer@foils.org or at IHS PO Box 51 – Cabin John MD 20818 – USA.  Your membershipt will be credited when the new member’s application is approved.

The IHS Board of Directors, Officers, and Staff are volunteer IHS members. The modest IHS sales do not go for salaries, but are used, to cover the monthly charge of the home page internet provider, to prepare the newsletter and other informative materials, to purchase the plaques for IHS awards, etc. The cost of dinner meetings held in the Washington DC area is recovered through the price of admission to these events.


How to Start Your Membership

  • If joining by mail, send your name, mail and e-mail addresses, and phone number(s) to: International Hydrofoil Society; P.O. Box 157 – Hume, VA 22639 – USA. IHS accepts checks, money orders and cash, in US dollars only. Please do not mail credit card information; we have
  • IHS accepts on-line payment by credit card from the USA and about 35 other countries via the PayPal service. Click Here to see the current list of non-US countries. It’s easy! Just add Regular, Student or Sustaining Membership to your shopping cart below. When ready to pay, click on the View Cart button and follow instructions (note: if you are joining from outside USA, please click on the rather small link Outside the US? in the payment form… it is in the middle of the form and rather easy to miss). If you are paying with a non-US credit card, your bank will convert the membership fee to your own currency. Your bank may charge a service fee in accordance with their policies and practices for currency conversion. IHS accepts credit cards only through the on-line PayPal service. Please do not mail or email your credit card information directly to IHS because we have no way to process it.
  • New Regular members, Student and Sustaining members receive the electronic version only. Also, please read our mailing list policy, then indicate below whether we can include your name and address on our member list.
  • Membership is by calendar year (January through December, inclusive). If you join before 15 November,your dues are not prorated; however, at your request you will be given any benefits that you may have missed during the year including passwords for any missed issues of the Newsletters.If you join after 15 November, your dues will be credited to the following year, but you will receive all benefits remaining in the year in which you paid. You can pay for more than one year if you are behind in your dues or if you want to pay ahead. Simply change the quantity listed in the shopping cart and click the “update cart” button.
To Join or Renew by Credit Card, Select Regular or Student Membership Below Are you outside the USA? Click Here to see the current list of countries from which credit card payments are accepted
   
 
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Regular Membership $30.00 per Calendar Year — this is waived, indefinitely.

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Student Membership $10.00 per Calendar Year — waived, indefinitely

 
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Sustaining Membership $250.00 per Calendar Year

Sustaining membership also includes the designation of up to twelve additional individual Regular memberships.

Click the View Cart Button and follow instructions when ready to pay. Or Click Here to shop for IHS Publications

  • Behind in your dues? You can pay for more than one year: simply change the quantity listed in the shopping cart and click the “update cart” button.
  • Please disregard the PayPal statement “Shipping, tax, and handling costs will be calculated upon checkout.” There are no extra charges for shipping, tax, or handling.
  • First time PayPal users: keep a record of the password you establish during the transaction in case you want to use PayPal again for other purchases
  • Previous PayPal users: if you have moved or changed / renewed your credit card, log on to www.paypal.com and update your account info before you order!

 How to Renew Your Sustaining Membership

Same instructions as above for starting membership. If you are behind in your dues, you will have the opportunity during checkout to change the number of years for which you will be charged. Please indicate in the comment section of the payment form which year(s) you are paying for.

Your Background Information (Optional)

For the “Welcome to New Members” section of the IHS newsletter, we would like to have a few paragraphs of information about you… educational and professional background, nature of your interest in hydrofoils, etc. (You do not have to have academic credentials or work experience with hydrofoils!). If you are renewing, please take this opportunity to let us know of anything new and hydrofoil-related in your career or life. If you are paying by credit card (see above), there is a place for comments in the payment form where you can enter this information. Otherwise, just send an email to editor@foils.org.

Membership List

Membership Contact List/ Mailing List no longer available to members.  Mailing List Policy.

The General Membership list, 2,400 in October, 2017, is confidential and held only by the President, Vice President, and the Treasurer.

There is talk about creating a new classification of Members called “Core member”.  The cost is suggested to be just $10 per year and that would allow password protected access to the list of Core Members.  Access to regular IHS email traffic would be included in this program.

This list should be held within the Core membership, and should never be used to “spam” the membership. If spamming becomes a problem, this may lead to discontinuation of the list. Periodic updates to the list will be published, and notification of the update and new password will be made by email to members in good standing. Instructions for submitting changes and correction to this list are in the footer of the list itself. You may ask that all or part of your information be removed (or added) at any time by contacting the webmaster.

If this idea interests you, contact Ray at IHSPresident2016@gmail.com or Mark at mark.bebar@csra.com

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