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What is group membership?
If your company has purchased either a cheesemaker or trade Silver or Gold membership, you have a group membership. Group membership simply means that multiple membership seats where purchased as a bundle. The group is comprised of a single group sponsor as well as additional sponsored members. The group sponsor is the person who signed up the group for membership and is the primary point person for the membership. The group sponsor is also the person who renews the group membership in the Guild. During membership activation or renewal the group sponsor is provided a group code that can be used to sign up additional members to the group from their organization.
How do I use my group code?
If you are a sponsored member you will need a group code to activate your membership. Obtain the group code from the group sponsor of your organization. To activate your membership select “Our Members” from the menu then select “Become a Member/Renew.” From the Membership page, scroll down to where it says “Do you have a group code” and click on “click here to become a member.” On the next page, select the membership type of your organization (Silver or Gold) then enter the group code and click on “Apply”. Continue with entering your information on the page. When you are finished click on the “Submit and checkout” button.
What If I want to remove or update a sponsored member from my group?
If there is someone in your group that shouldn’t be, please send an email to email@example.com providing information about the member that should be removed.
Do group members need to renew membership? No, group members are renewed automatically when the sponsored member renews membership. Group members will not receive a reminder email to renew membership.
How do I renew my membership with the California Artisan Cheese Guild?
If your membership has expired: If your membership expiration date has past, no worries, your membership information is still on file with the Guild. Log in to cacheeseguild.org. Upon logging in you will see the ‘Memberships’ page. Select the membership type (Company, Corporate, Individual, or Enthusiast). On the next page your profile information will be pre-filled in for you. Make any changes here and then enter your payment type and billing information. Complete the check out process by clicking on the ‘submit and checkout’ button.
Sponsored members need not renew membership since their membership is renewed automatically when the group sponsor renews membership.
Can I still pay by check? What if I need an invoice to renew my membership?
Yes, during checkout you have the option to pay by credit card or to pay by check. If you want to submit payment by check, select the option to pay by check and complete the checkout process. You will receive an email confirmation upon completing checkout. After checking out, mail your check payment to:
California Artisan Cheese Guild
P.O. Box 1052
Durham, CA 95938
Once your payment is received your membership will be activated.
If you need an invoice for membership renewal, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
CALIFORNIA ARTISAN CHEESE GUILD
Our Mission is celebrating the quality and diversity of artisan cheese produced in California through partnerships, outreach and education.