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2022 Membership Campaign Begins Soon

Submitted by Lynette Allen and Jenny Cocanougher

October 1 starts the beginning of the 2022 ESP Membership Campaign. You will be receiving your 2022 ESP Dues Invoice in your email box on October 1, 2021.

This invoice will cover your dues for the 2022 year. Dues should be paid to the National Office or your chapter membership chair by December 15, 2021.

You will be able to pay your dues online with a credit card or by sending a check. The 2022 National Dues are $55. Chapter Dues are added to this amount and will be reflected in your invoice. Kentucky’s Kappa Alpha dues are $30.00.

County Professional Improvement funds may be used to pay ESP dues with prior approval from your Area Extension Director.

If you are retiring and you would like to convert to Life Membership just submit a Life Membership Application and we will send you a Life Member invoice.

You can check your membership status and payment history by reviewing your online account. Just make sure you are logged in while visiting the ESP site and then click on your name in the upper right-hand corner.  

If your status has lapsed, then we did not receive your 2021 dues this year. Lapsed Members will not automatically receive an invoice for 2022 on October 1.  If your status lapses, you should call or email the National Office for a membership invoice.  Please note that renewing members must have an active membership status for two consecutive years to be eligible for scholarships, grants and awards.

Joining ESP for the first time?  

ESP contacts in the district will reach out to potential members to join ESP.   In order to be eligible to join ESP, you must have completed 3 years of experience as an Extension agent or in a state-level Extension position.    New members are to complete the New Member Application.   Upon approval, new members are officially initiated into the Kappa Alpha chapter during the spring Annual meeting.    Dues for initiates are:

$55 – National Dues

$30 – State Chapter Dues

$10 – Initiation Fee

For more information please visit: Epsilon Sigma Phi - Membership Processing Guidelines (espnational.org)

The deadline to submit the 2022 membership form is January 30, 2022; these can be paid online at the links above.  

Meeting Dates

Board Meeting:  November 2, 2021 at 1pm CT via Zoom

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