Rates & Benefits Below is a snapshot of AVS membership benefits, to fully access your benefits please login using your MyAVS username and password. AVS membership is based on a calendar year and the collection of dues for the upcoming calendar year begins in late November of any given year. Brochure: AVS Membership Benefits & Activities Learn What AVS Membership Can Offer You Transfer Categories for Long-Term Members If you are eligible to transfer to one of the categories below, e-mail Angela Klink email@example.com Emeritus Member: Emeritus Membership may be obtained by any American Vacuum Society member who has been a full member in good standing for a minimum of 30 years, and is at least 62 years of age and can demonstrate that he or she is retired from full-time employment. Members in good standing who are disabled and retired from full-time employment with less than the minimum membership time noted above, but who have at least 5 years of continuous full membership, may make special application to the Membership Committee for Emeritus Membership. Please contact the Angela Klink (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information. Honorary Member: Recommended by the Awards Committee to the Board of Directors for distinguished service to the Society. Fellow: Recommended by the Awards Committee to the Board of Directors to recognize members who have made sustained and outstanding technical contributions in areas of interest to the Society. **Unemployed Rate: AVS now offers an unemployed rate. For more information on whether you qualify, please contact Angela Klink (email@example.com) ** Developing Country: A special discount on AVS membership is available for residents living in certain countries. Qualified applicants will receive standard AVS membership benefits. Please contact the Angela Klink (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information Annual qualification for this discount, based on country of residency, will be required.