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How to Join

HSA Membership Dues & Frogpond Subscription.

Membership in the Haiku Society of America includes a year’s subscription to the society’s journal, Frogpond (three issues yearly). In addition, members receive the newsletter, Ripples (three issues yearly), and an annual address/email list of HSA members.

Whether paying by online Paypal OR snail mail, NEW MEMBERS NEED TO please download and fill in your membership information on a copy of the Membership Application and send it by snail mail or email attachment to the HSA secretary.

Membership dues are $35.00 for the U.S.; $37.00 for Canada and Mexico; $47.00 for all other areas; $30.00 for seniors (age 65 and above) or full-time students in North America.

National officers and regional coordinators are elected annually. All members are eligible to vote for officers and to hold office within the Society.


Membership is for a Calendar Year

Please note that membership is for a calendar year, from January 1 to December 31. Members are strongly encouraged to join and renew during the fall months for the upcoming year. Members joining before October 1 will receive all previous mailings for that year.

Deadline for renewal is December 31!

Accordingly, on your application form, please specify the calendar year for which the membership dues should apply.

Membership Dues

Membership dues are:

$35.00 for the U.S.

$37.00 for Canada and Mexico

$47.00 for all other areas

$30.00 for students or for seniors who are at least 65. This special membership is available only for residents of the USA.

Please send dues to:

HSA Secretary
Mollie Danforth
4016 Harris Place
Alexandria, VA 22304

Make checks/money orders payable to “Haiku Society of America.” Canadian and overseas members:

Canadian and overseas members:

Checks in U.S. funds drawn on a U.S. bank, or a bank with an affiliate in the United States, are acceptable. Otherwise, please send Canadian or international postal money orders in U.S. funds. All postal money orders should be made payable to “Haiku Society of America.”


The Haiku Society of America is a nonprofit, tax-exempt organization. An amount donated over and above the regular membership fee is deductible for income tax purposes in the United States. The HSA depends in part on donations to keep membership dues as low as possible. Donations are recorded in the following categories:

Friend: Up to $50;
Donor: $50–$99;
Sponsor: $100 and up.

The HSA has established special funds for donations to support education and scholarships, for which we invite extra donations.


The Haiku Society of America relies on the efforts of volunteers and encourages members to volunteer in a variety of ways including staffing tables at literary events, presenting papers at conferences, and organizing meetings. The HSA also has active standing committees on education, history, and publicity, each of which welcomes new committee members. If you are interested in volunteering in these or other capacities, please contact the HSA president.

Applying for Membership by Postal Service or Online

To send your application by postal service, print and fill in your membership information on the Membership Application (PDF format) and mail it with your check to:

HSA Secretary
Mollie Danforth
4016 Harris Place
Alexandria, VA 22304

If you have trouble with the PDF file above, you may print the Membership Application Web Page and fill in your membership information to mail us your application.

To send your application via Online payment with Paypal, follow the directions on our Online Membership Payment page to send your secure payment via Paypal.


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