We invite you to join BESS by becoming a BESS Contributor. Being a Contributor of BESS has its Benefits! As a BESS Contributor you will be able to attend our educational events, social events, workshops, and parties that are designated for Contributors only and so much more!. (See BESS Membership)

In order to become a Contributor you must:

  • Verify that you are at least 19 years of age via photo ID
  • Attend an Orientation Session (see the Events calendar)
  • Complete a BESS Contributor Application
  • Pay the annual contributorship fee

You can give your completed application and contributorship fee and show your Government-issued ID to any member of the Contributors Team or any other Team leader. There is staff on hand at Educational Meetings to recieve applications and give Orientations; click Orientation Briefing to see the material covered during an Orientation Session. Blank forms will be on hand as well. Orientations are given before BESS Educational Meetings.

Contributorship fees are currently $30 if paid August 1st to April 30th and $20 if paid May 1st to July 31st. Contributorships paid for in August or September do not expire until the following year's September 30th. The expiration date is located on the bottom left hand corner of the BESS contributor card. Contributorship fees can be paid in cash or check made out to "BESS".

Please use the links at the left for more information on joining BESS, renewing your current membership, additional information for newcomers, and additional information on BESS.