Annual membership dues are:
$40 in the US, $50 in Canada, $65 in other countries. Multiple year memberships are $2 less for subsequent years up to 5 total.
- Sustaining $20 higher.
Life Membership explanation and application.
- Atchison Group, regular dues plus $100 or more, renewed annually.
are payable in US funds. The Warbonnet is provided free to members of the
Sustaining members are an important part of
the Society. First, we take $7.50 from the extra $20 and apply it to the Society’s
Endowment Fund, which will, over time, take some of the burden of The Warbonnet
and Society administration off of our regular dues structure, helping us make
information about the Santa Fe available to more folks at a reasonable cost. Second,
we take another $7.50 from the extra $20 and apply it to the Society’s Project
Fund, which is the fund that enables us to underwrite the costs of new books,
new website initiatives, new products such as car sides, and finally new initiatives
such as the Preservation Fund. The remaining $5 goes to the general revenues and
helps offset the increased postage costs. Sustaining members receive a 15% discount on all website purchases except membership renewal.
Benefits for the
Sustaining member are twofold: first, the satisfaction of helping the Society
stay strong and ensuring its strength for the future; and second, receiving your
Warbonnet by first class mail, which typically arrives more promptly than the
bulk mailing and, hopefully, in an undamaged condition.
Member's Offer: All new members can purchase the Steam Painting
and Lettering Guide for $11 which usually sells for $30. A coupon will
be inserted in the new members' packet. Do not order the book through the website.
Your subscription to The Warbonnet will begin with
the issue current at the time of your enrollment and will run for four issues.
The Warbonnet is mailed third class to Regular Members, first class to
Sustaining Members and to foreign destinations.
The Atchison Group.
The Atchison Group recognizes Society members and others
who contribute more than $100 beyond membership during a calendar year for
the benefit of the Society. The name hearkens back to the contributions of
the Santa Fe's Boston-area financiers, whose sound financial management of
the company in the early 20th Century earned "The Atchison" a solid
reputation as a well run, dependable dividend producing stock. Modern day
Atchison Group members contribute to the Society's soundness by providing
funds for the Society's endowment, Project Funds and Lloyd E. Stagner
Equipment Preservation Funds. Contributions are split 50% to the Endowment
Fund and 50% to the Project Fund unless the contributor instructs the
All Atchison Group members receive a special commemorative pin and
recognition in the Running Extra.
To apply by mail, click
here for a printable membership form.