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How to join the Society

Membership is open to anyone interested in the Society's activities.

Annual Membership Dues
Regular Member
nternational Member
Contributing Member
Retired or Student Member
Life Memeber/Fellow
US $40
US $45
US $50
US $25
[no yearly dues]

Please making a contribution to the Student Prize fund when you pay your dues.

You may join/renew by mailing a check or money order or online, as described below.  The online procedure is especially convenient for those outside of the USA.

To join using regular mail:
Download this form, complete it, and send with a money order, check drawn on a US bank, or with a US international money order.  The check or money order should be payable to:  Society for the History of Discoveries.  Mail to:

Dr. Mylynka Kilgore Cardona
Executive Secretary – SHD
1140 Domain Drive, #5104
Austin, TX 78758 USA


Title:________  Name:______________________________

Life Member:______  Fellow:_____  Retired:_____  Student:_____  New Member:______

Is this a new address: Yes____  No____




City:_______________________________________  State:_____  Zip:________

Phone (Home/Cell) _________________________  Phone (Work) ____________________


Contribution to Student Prize included:  $___________________

 PayPal- Instructions for Use

SHD uses PayPal to allow individuals to easily join or renew their annual membership. This will be especially helpful for those who reside outside the United States. No longer will it be necessary to convert currency or worry about postage. Those of you in the U.S. will also find the payment of dues using PayPal a very simple method. The system allows you, via the internet, to send in your funds from your credit card to this e-mail address:

You may sign up with PayPal online ( https://www.PayPal.com ), and it takes only a few minutes to do so.

Here are the directions for using PayPal for the first time:

1.   Signup for FREE persona laccount. If you live in the USA, use U.S. Account Registration.
2.   If you reside outside the U.S., click on International Account Registration. Enter NO for Premier Account.
3. Under “Recipient’se-mail”enter:
4. Under “Amount”enter the amount you want charged to your credit card.
5. Under “E-mail Subject”enter SHD Dues YEAR – YOUR lastname
(Example:  SHD Dues 2017—Smith  or  SHD Dues 2017/2018—Smith).
6. Under “Note”enter your name, address, cell and work phone numbers, and e-mail address. This allows us to correctly account for your money transfer and verify/update our SHD records.  Also let us know the amount of any Student Prize contribution you are making.  And if you are a New Member, do let us know!

Please consider using PayPal when you send in your membership dues.

If you have any questions about this procedure, contact the Secretary: 

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