M1 – How Do I Join?
Dues are $10 per year, and you must be a resident of The Villages to attend our in-person meetings. Non-residents of The Villages are welcome to join but our in-person meetings are held in the Saddlebrook Recreation Center which is only available to residents of The Villages and their guests.
Sign-up, annual renewal, and dues payment are done online only.
GO TO MEMBERSHIP SITE
Go to our membership site at https://tvaug.net and click on “Membership” at the top of the screen:
After clicking that link you will be asked for your Profile information as shown below.
PLEASE NOTE: You are warned in bright red letters to click the Check out button JUST ONCE!
As you can see below, it is actually there in bright red letters TWICE!! If you click the PayPal Checkout link more than once, your credit card will get billed more than once! Then our treasurer has to follow-up with you to issue a credit thru PayPal.
After clicking on the PayPal Checkout link, the transaction has to go from our site to PayPal to your credit card company and back to our site again. So PLEASE JUST CLICK ONCE! This lag time is one of the reasons we are moving to a new membership system but until that system is rolled out — JUST CLICK ONCE!!
FILL OUT YOUR PROFILE INFO
Scroll down and fill in your Profile info – name, email, address, phone #, spouse info, etc. – being careful to spell everything correctly. You would be surprised how many people spell their email address wrong. That makes it a bit difficult to contact you or for your to receive our meeting notices!
SUBMIT YOUR PAYMENT
At the very bottom you will see the little yellow PayPal checkout button. Below it in bold red letters is the warning to Just click once when submitting your payment — AGAIN! Please, Please…do so!
You will then be re-directed over to the PayPal website to enter your credit card information. You should see a screen similar to the one below. NOTE: PayPal has recently changed their Checkout policies. In some cases you may not see the Guest Checkout option as shown below. You may need to create a PayPal account to process the payment. Instead of the Continue as Guest option, you will have to use the Create Account and Continue button.
If you recently used PayPal, you may see the screen below instead of the one above. If so, just click on “Continue as Guest” to see the screen above.
After submitting your credit Card information you will be returned to the TVAUG membership site and see the yellow screen message below. You will also receive an email welcoming you to the club.
*** That’s all there is to it — Thank You for your membership!!
YOUR ACCOUNT INFO
From there you can either exit and go to our main TVAUG.ORG website where all the Presentations, Meeting info, Latest News, Tips, etc. are located or you can click on the login link to verify the info you previously entered. If you do decide to login to the membership site to verify your info, you will see this screen:
After entering your Username and Password, you’ll see this screen where you can click on the My Account button to see its info.
Clicking on the My Account button will display your info with your renewal date in the upper right corner. You’ll also see the fields to enter a new password if you want to change it.