SPUMS membership is paid annually. The membership year matches the calendar year, i.e., January 01 to December 31. Whilst SPUMS does not routinely refund membership fees; in the event a member decides to rescind his/her membership e.g., due to change in personal circumstance, SPUMS is prepared to refund 50% of the annual membership fee so long as the membership is cancelled no later than 30 June of the membership year. From 01 July onwards, no refund can be provided due to costs already incurred, particularly in production of the Journal. Enquiries regarding refunds should be directed to the treasurer. Email is preferred: email@example.com.