Members: You may now make payments directly through the SDC Member Portal.
NOTE: 2017 Annual Dues charges will not appear on your account until January 10.
Initiation fees, dues, and assessments are ratified by the Membership. All dues for the calendar year are due and payable on January 1. Dues that are not received by April 1 are subject to a penalty fine for each quarter in which they have not been paid.
2017 DUES AND ASSESSMENTS
Full Members pay an initiation fee of $2,000 (effective 1/1/16) and annual dues of $240 (effective 1/1/17), plus an assessment of 2.5% on all fees and royalties earned under SDC contracts. As of January 2015 Full Members (includes Senior Members) were also charged a one-time Special Assessment-Relocation & Technology**. If you paid the entire $150 assessment in 2015 no additional payment is due. If you chose to spread out the assessment by paying $50 in 2015, 2016, and 2017, the final installment of $50 is due in 2017. As with all dues and assessments, the Special Assessment payment is due not later than March 31. Late payment will incur a penalty.
Associate Members pay an initiation fee of $325 (effective 1/1/12) and annual dues of $75 (effective 1/1/12). Associate Members are NOT charged the $150 Special Assessment-Relocation & Technology.
HOW TO MAKE A PAYMENT
SDC Annual Dues Recurring Auto Payment
SDC Quarterly Dues Auto Payment
To make a one-time payment online for any Dues, Initiation Fees, and/or Assessments, refer to your invoice and visit the Member Portal. Your payment credit will immediately appear as “pending” until it is applied by the Finance Department to your outstanding charges.
You may also make a one-time payment by choosing the amount of your payment from the SDC One-Time Payment drop-down or using the Other Amount box at the right. Click on the Pay Now button. This will link you to our Paypal website for payment. NOTE: If using the drop-down or Other Amount box at the right, you do not need to log in to the SDC Member Portal nor the PayPal website. We will look at the contact information you provide to Paypal and your Member ID Number when applying your payment. If the name of the person making your payment does not match the name we have for you in our system, please contact SDC to alert us. It may take as many as 10 business days for this type of payment to be reflected in the Member Portal.
**Payment of Special Assessment-Relocation & Technology must be made in the One-Time Payment section at left, even if choosing to pay in $50 installments in 2015, 2016, and 2017.
You may also pay by check or money order made out to Stage Directors and Choreographers Society. Mail to: SDC, 321 West 44th St., Suite 804, New York, NY 10036
PAYMENT PLAN OPTIONS
Automatic Recurring Annual Dues
SDC offers an automatic recurring payment option for all Associate and Full Members for the payment of Annual Dues. You may enroll in this option from January 1 through March 31 each year. This is the easiest and fastest way to pay your dues. Once you sign up, your annual dues payment will be automatically paid on the date of your first enrollment. For example, if you sign up on January 11, your next annual dues payment will be automatically charged or debited (depending on your PayPal preferred method of payment) on January 11 of next year. *You must have a PayPal account to enroll in the Automatic Recurring Annual Dues payment.
**Members enrolled in Automatic Recurring Annual Dues must use the One-Time Payment section above left for payment of $150 Special Assessment-Relocation & Technology, even if choosing to pay in $50 installments in 2015, 2016, and 2017.
Automatic Recurring Quarterly Payments
Full Members (including Senior Members) also have the option to enroll in Recurring Quarterly Payments for their Annual Dues. You may enroll in this option from January 1 through March 31 of each year. Recurring Quarterly Payments continue until you cancel this automatic payment. Members choosing this method of dues payment guarantee that the full annual dues payment will be made by end of calendar year. If any automatic payment is rejected, your Membership will be considered Suspended until payment is arranged in full. Please remember that keeping your contact and PayPal account information up-to-date should ensure that your payments are accepted. Should you wish to change your enrollment in a recurring payment plan, please contact the Finance Department. *You must have a PayPal account to enroll in the Recurring Quarterly Payments payment.
**Members enrolled in Automatic Recurring Quarterly Dues must use the One-Time Payment section above left for payment of $150 Special Assessment-Relocation & Technology, even if choosing to pay in $50 installments in 2015, 2016, and 2017.
PLEASE NOTE: Enrollment for a recurring payment plan is available only from January 1 through March 31 each year.
INITIATION FEE PAYMENT INFORMATION
If you have an SDC-approved payment plan for your Initiation Fee and wish to make a payment, please use the Other Amount box above. If you have joined without employment under an SDC contract, generally you have two years to pay the Initiation Fee, with specifically timed installments. Once you have worked under an SDC collectively-bargained agreement you must pay the balance of your Initiation Fee within six months of that contract. If you have any questions about your Initiation Fee installment plan, please contact Michele Holmes at 646.524.2223