Membership in AVER includes both National and Chapter yearly fees. Membership benefits include receiving AVER’s National Newsletter – The Forward Observer, discounted rates for national events, such as our biennial convention, and many others…



The current fees, as of August 2005, are as follows:
Individual – $35.00 per year
Life Member – $500.00 (up to 3 installments, must be paid in full within one year)
Senior Life MemberFREE to all veterans who reach 80 years of age.
Active Duty and Active Duty Reserve – FREE
AVER dues are non-refundable.

Veterans must submit Proof of Service one time.  Acceptable forms are: DD-214 or DD-2A.
Spouses and/or Dependent Children may submit a copy / scan of DD-1173.

Use the online membership application with PayPal portal.
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To establish Veteran status, you must provide Proof Of Service. This must be a legible scan of your DD-214 or DD-2A.  Scans/photocopies of military CAC will only be accepted for those currently serving in one of the seven Uniformed Services and must say “Geneva Conventions Identification Card”.  Image files up to 1MB can be attached at the bottom of the form.

If you cannot scan and attach your POS, please mail a photocopy to:
AVER, PO Box 94376, Atlanta, GA 30377-0376

Any initial application without POS will be filed as Auxiliary membership until POS is received by AVER.

NOTE: PayPal does not require an account. We use PayPal (FDIC) as our online payment gateway. All you need to process your dues via PayPal is (a) your credit/debit card, or (b) the routing and account numbers to process an electronic cheque on your bank account. If you pay via electronic cheque, your application date will be logged as the date that PayPal clears the transaction.

or Download the current membership form in PDF format.
Again, if you are a Veteran, please include a copy of your Proof Of Service when post-mailing your membership application.
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Note: Local chapters may vote upon additional periodic local dues for special projects. This does not affect National Dues.