Renewing With PayPal

In order to make it as easy as possible for potential members to join AAPA, we added a PayPal widget to our website several years ago. Filling out the online application form and pushing the "Pay Now" button allows recruits to complete the transaction electronically without the need to write a check and mail it to the secretary-treasurer.

Several members have asked if it's OK to use that same widget to renew their membership — and the answer is YES!

If you want to renew, go to the JOIN page and scroll down to the "Pay Now" button (near the bottom, if your screen is wide enough). You can choose to renew a regular membership ($25) or regular+family memberships together ($27).

If you renew in this way, please also send an e-mail message to Secretary-Treasurer John Carvalho ( so he knows for sure who the payment is for.

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