The IBBA is an international, non-profit, membership-based trade association promoting high standards of ethics, competence and professionalism in the breeding of quality Lepidoptera for all purposes. We accomplish this through research, grower education, market development, and habitat conservation and restoration.
The IBBA Board of Directors has set the Membership Dues for the current year as follows:
|Second Membership Dues:||$105.00|
|International (non-US) Dues:||$105.00|
|Honorary / Advisory||not applicable|
New members (i.e anyone who has not previously been an IBBA member) who join after August, will be refunded the difference between membership cost and the pro rata as follows:
Pro rata example: Corporate membership paid $300. If paid in Q2 refund is $75, Q3 refund is $150, Q4 refund is $225
|Joining Q2 Sept – Nov||Joining Q3 Dec – Feb||Joining Q4 Mar – May|
|Second Membership Dues:||$80.00||$55.00||$30.00|
|International (non-US) Dues:||$80.00||$55.00||$30.00|
Dues are normally payable on June 1st of each year, however rejoining member payment will not be considered in arrears until after June 30. Dues may be paid by any credit card or PayPal account. Each membership is entitled to all benefits that IBBA offers for that level. Current members’ dues are payable on or before June 1st of the year covered by the dues. Notice will be given to any member that has not paid by June 1. If dues remain unpaid by June 30, the non-paying member will be removed from member list and benefits will cease. Membership dues for delinquent members will be paid at the normal annual rate upon reinstatement to membership. Once a delinquent member is removed from the list, no member discounts or benefits will be available until reinstatement to good standing. Only members in good standing (paid dues) and in the membership Levels indicated below will be eligible to vote in that year’s elections.
Membership Levels, Benefits and Definitions
|Corporate Member||Corporate Member: One price for as many employees as are in the business. One vote per corporate membership.|
|Full Member||Regular (Full) Member: Full access to all IBBA member benefits. Applies to the first paying member on a membership account.|
|Second Full Member||Second Full Member: Companies with more than one paying member receive a reduced rate for 2nd and subsequent members.|
|International Member||International Member: Same benefits as Regular/Full Member but resides outside the U.S.A..|
|Honorary Member||Honorary Member / Granted by Board.|
|Advisory Board Member||Advisory Board Member: Board Appointed. Access to password area of website & IBBA Mailing List granted on individual basis at Board’s discretion.|
|Associate Member||Associate Member: Members related to butterfly industry, but not selling butterflies and moths. Individuals who derive an income from the Butterfly industry are not eligible to become Associate members.|
|Student Member||Student Member: Enrolled in any school. Individuals who derive an income from the Butterfly industry are not eligible to become Student Members.|
|Sponsor Member||Sponsor Member: An opportunity to support the work of IBBA! Please contact us to discuss this special option! Interested parties who derive income (although possibly indirectly) from the industry. These individuals will receive certain benefits of Membership in the Association with the exception of voting rights and nomination to Board.|
|Educator Member:||The Educator category is a discounted membership for teachers who derive an income from a primary, secondary, or university level institution and must provide their school identification badge for that level of membership. This membership is intended to assist and encourage teachers to expand their knowledge of butterflies in order to share with their classes/students. Individuals who derive an income from the Butterfly industry are not eligible to become Educator Members. Subscription does NOT include listing in IBBA business directory.|
IBBA Members: your membership renews in June of each year. Information about membership categories and dues rates can be found above. Please note that the pro rata reductions do not apply to existing or former members.
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Please e-mail the Membership Services Coordinator if you need to discuss payment options or if you have any other questions about making your payment.