Membership

It’s your chance to join the NSW Dickens Society!

Do you enjoy reading, books and learning? The NSW Dickens Society celebrates the works of Charles Dickens, his life, and era. With engaging guest speakers (local, national and international) five times a year, a fun Charles Dickens birthday, and a Christmas function (Dickens loved celebrations), there are lots of reasons why you should join the NSW Dickens Society. We are also holding a Country Weekend in 2017 and we are hosting the International Dickens Fellowship Conference for 2018. We are a welcoming group of academics and enthusiastic amateurs. We’d love to see you at our meetings and events!

Membership Benefits:

  • Discounted entry for Saturday meeting attendance and Christmas Lunch
  • Attendance at Charles Dickens’ birthday celebrations
  • Receive Boz in Oz (our annual journal) once per year (hard copy)
  • Receive Household Words (newsletter) six times per year (via email or extra payment for hard copies posted)
  • Ability to submit articles to possibly feature in Household Words and Boz in Oz
  • Members who are authors are able to have their books for sale at The Old Curiosity Shop (the NSW Dickens Society shop)
  • Opportunity to buy items available at The Old Curiosity Shop, including signed books by NSW Dickens Society members who are also authors
  • Opportunity to buy and wear red geranium badge (Dickens’ favourite flower)
  • Receive free entry to Charles Dickens Museum* (48 Doughty Street, London) and 10% off gift shop purchases there
  • Receive free entry to Dickens House Museum* (2 Victoria Parade, Broadstairs, England)
  • Receive reduced rate for subscription to the Dickens Fellowship journal, The Dickensian, (published three times per year)

*Please wear your red geranium badge (available to purchase at The  Old Curiosity                    Shop at  NSWDS meetings) as proof of membership.

Frequently asked questions:

Do I need to be a Dickensian expert to join? Absolutely not! You don’t need to have read every book Charles Dickens wrote to join our society, and enjoy the talks. We are a group of enthusiasts celebrating Dickens’ life, works and era and we welcome anyone who shares our interest.

When are the meetings? Doors open for our Saturday meetings at 10am, the meeting starts at 10.30am and finishes at about 12noon at the Sydney Room, Sydney Tattersalls Club, 194 – 204 Pitt Street (near Market Street), Sydney. Optional lunch afterwards at own expense.

  Do I need to book anything? You don’t need to book to attend the Saturday meetings. Christmas Lunch and Conferences require bookings.

How can I find out more or join the Society? Enquiries to our President, Louise Owens; louiseo@bigpond.net.au or Mobile 0416 207 808. General enquiries nswdickens@gmail.com

 

NSW Dickens Society 2017 Membership and Renewal Form

Title: (Please tick)

O Mr     O Mrs     O Ms    O Miss O Dr    O Prof     O Rev  Other……………………………………

Surname…………………………………………………………………………………………………….
First Name………………………………………………………………………………………………….
For Couple membership, title and name of second person on your membership

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Postal Address……………………………………………………………………………………………

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Email Address…………………………………………………………………………………………….
Phone Number……………………………………………………………………………………………

This is (please tick)   O My Annual Renewal  O A New Membership

How did you hear about the NSW Dickens Society   O Friend  O Website  O Other
Please choose a membership option:

$

Amount

Individual Membership

40.00

Couple Membership

55.00

Concession /Pensioners (please write your student/concession number)

35.00

Household Words by email (free)

Printed copy Household Words (six copies per year).

15.00

General donation

TOTAL:

Membership are for one calendar year 1.01.17 – 31.12.17. Note that memberships received  after 1.10.17  will continue until 31.12.18.

NSW Dickens Society

Please send your completed form, together with your cheques/money order payable to NSW Dickens Society to:
The Treasurer, NSW Dickens Society
PO Box 6, South Hurstville NSW Australia 2221

OR Direct Debit to: Commonwealth Bank NSW Dickens Society
BSB 06 2166 Account No 10225576
If paying electronically, please write your name in the reference field and either scan your completed form and email to nswdickens@gmail.com or post to The Treasurer (as above).


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