Last call for 2010 Dues: Monday, May 31

Have you renewed your membership in SWINY for 2010? If not, we hope this was an oversight.

Dues are only $20 for the year. You can renew now using PayPal.

You also can mail a check, payable to Science Writers in New York, to:

Science Writers in New York
51 MacDougal Street, Suite 304
New York, NY 10012

But please don’t delay. If we don’t hear from you by Monday, May 31, we will have to remove you from the SWINY membership roll and from the SWINY-Members Google group. You’ll miss out on preferred registration for space-limited events, discounts on admission and advance notice of job opportunities.

In making your decision, you might want to consider these tips on how to get the most out of our organization.

Come to our events. We’re proud of our diverse program of science-related events. SWINY panels have ranged from career development (branding, social media 2.0, business planning for freelancers) to such topics as autism, imaging, the secret life of New York’s trash, and the science of sex. We’ve taken field trips to world-class sites including Columbia’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory and Brookhaven National Laboratory. Watch for our e-mails for new event announcements. Remember — SWINY members get to register first for space-limited events and always receive discounts.

Network and socialize. SWINY holds regular quarterly social events as well as a rollicking annual party. They’re all great opportunities to network, mingle, and enjoy the company of smart, companionable colleagues.

Get active. To really make the most of SWINY, get involved. If you’d like to suggest or plan programs, propose new activities, or simply collaborate with a stimulating group of thinkers and doers, come to our monthly Board meetings. Newcomers and fresh ideas are warmly welcomed to our all-volunteer board.

If you decide to continue your membership, don’t forget that that SWINY is your organization — so please take advantage of all we offer, and feel free to ask for more. We’re here to serve science writers’ professional needs, and always eager to hear how we can better do that.

We look forward to seeing you at future events!


Joe Bonner
David Levine
Co-chairs, Science Writers in New York

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