Join a local council*
In person: Attend a local council event and complete a local council membership form.
On the WEB: www.nysreading.org Click on the Local Councils tab to determine which council is closest to you and to access appropriate membership information. If you have questions about which local council to join or the council dues, contact Sharon Kelly, NYSRA Membership Chair.
NEW FIRST YEAR TEACHERS QUALIFY FOR FREE MEMBERSHIP in NYSRA—simply get a letter from your school district verifying your first-year status (on district letterhead) and submit it with your application form. Some local councils may also offer free membership to first year teachers.
FULL-TIME STUDENTS QUALIFY FOR FREE MEMBERSHIP IN NYSRA when you join a local reading council. You will have to pay local reading council fees and have a letter from your advisor stating that you have are a full-time student.
If there is NO LOCAL COUNCIL NEAR YOU or you would prefer not to participate in local council activities, you may join NYSRA as a member at large for $40 to enjoy all the benefits of state membership. Simply contact us via the NYSRA membership chairperson, Sharon Kelly.
*Membership in a local council also enrolls you in the New York State Reading Association.