BESS has instituted a reciprocity program to encourage BESS Contributors to participate in similar education and social groups.

Members of reciprocal groups who wish to attend BESS events are encouraged to do the following:

  • For BESS Education meetings: simply show up and enjoy.
  • For BESS Socials: make a reservation by writing to . Explain that you are a member of a reciprocal group and that you will bring your membership card and ID (proof of age).
  • For BESS SIGs: contact the SIG coordinator. Inclusion of non-BESS Contributors or reciprocal group members is up to the SIG coordinator and varies from SIG to SIG.