Join IBC and you will have access to all areas of this site.
With the exception of Associate members who only receive a copy of the mailed b&w FLARE!, when you join the IBC you gain access to special features not available to the general public. Everyone is sent a welcome letter and membership card by postal mail. Paper memberships will also receive the documents listed below by mail; electronic members will find their documents in our private BetterBettas Yahoo Group files.
- Our Membership Handbook and IBC Show Standards.
- “Bettas: A Beginner’s Guide” written by Bill Hoerner.
- Our “How to Ship Fish” info sheet.
- Paperless members will receive a sample issue of FLARE!.
The IBC has 2 forms of membership, electronic and paper; your renewal date will normally be 12 months from the month that you join. If you join at the electronic level, all your documents and color issues of FLARE! will be located in the BetterBettas files. BetterBettas is our members-only Yahoo List Group forum. This free service is where you can send and receive group messages, share photos, read about upcoming shows, and find our official documents. These documents can be viewed on-line or downloaded. All new members with a valid email address will be sent an email “invitation” to subscribe to BetterBettas. This invitation is valid for 30 days.
BE SURE TO READ THE EMAIL CONFIRMATION THAT YOU WILL BE SENT WITHIN 24 HOURS. IT CONTAINS FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT ACCESSING YOUR MEMBER ONLY ACCOUNTS.
ATTENTION RESIDENTS OF SINGAPORE:
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org before you send in your payment. You MUST send your money to a different email address, not the one currently associated with our IBC Paypal account.
Electronic Membership with Color FLARE!
- $20 Individual
- $22 Family
- $14 Junior (16 yrs. & Under)
Paper Membership with black & white mailed issue of FLARE!
- $35 Individual (North America only)
- $37 Family (North America only)
- $40 Individual (all other areas)
- $42 Family (all other areas)
- $29 Junior (16 yrs and under; all locations)
- $50 Associate (fish hobby organizations and commercial entities)
- $500 Lifetime Membership (for individuals and families only)
If you prefer to pay your dues by check or money order, please print out and complete the membership form found in the link below. Send it and your payment to the address on the form. Don’t forget to include your email address if you are joining at the electronic level.
If you are sending in dues for someone other than the Paypal account owner, please include the member’s information in the note or message field on the Paypal form; or send an email to the membership chair with the details.
Due to changes in PayPal settings some IBC members are getting an error message when they submit the PayPal, even though the payment has gone through. If this happens to you, do NOT resubmit the form. Email email@example.com and let us know you received the error. We will check and verify if the payment has gone through and let you know about membership status. We are following up on the error with PayPal, and apologize for any inconvenience.