Notification of official meetings
Formal notification of General Meetings is via the Newsletter – please ensure you have subscribed or, if this is not possible for any reason, please notify the Secretary so that alternative arrangements can be made.
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About the Association for Tarot Studies.
The Association for Tarot Studies was incorporated
in October 2003. Its object, or purpose, as mentioned
in its Constitution,
- stimulate, promote and foster tarot studies;
- further and encourage research in the history, connections and uses of the tarot;
- encourage integrity and recognise each member's rights and responsibility in their particular use of tarot; and
- represent the agreed interests of the members.
Full Membership to the Association is available
to individuals who agree with and support the Association’s objects or purpose as stated
Organisations and individuals may request Associate Membership by contacting the ATS Secretary
stating their support for the objects of the Association as stated above, and the reasons for wishing to become an Associate member. Associate membership will be considered by the Committee of the Association and fees, if any, set as appropriate.
The Association connects those of us who share an interest in tarot studies and who value the work undertaken by the Association.
Membership supports the activities of the Association, whether in its publications, websites, events, the International Tarot Award, and any other activities decided. Membership provides the resources – both material and personal – that ensures that the Association continues its activities according to its stated purposes (mentioned above).
Members also obtain discounts to certain items with various retailers and, in some cases, directly through
the ATS; Any member may also request to be listed in the column on the right-hand side, with a link to her or his own site and, if requested, a page within this website (see, for example, jmd's page);
...and of course, membership provides support for any other venture decided
by the Association – such as Tarotpedia, Conferences and other events.
Most activities of the ATS are freely available to members and non-members alike (such as the monthly Newsletter).
Membership allows you to be directly involved with further developments and is an explicit support for the Association's offerings to the broader tarot community. Your support sustains this ongoing work.
Become a new member or renew your membership!
Full membership takes effect from the time the ATS Secretary receives acknowledgement that you have read and agree with
the objects of the Association as stated above and your payment has been processed.
If paying via PayPal, the secretary will be automatically notified along with the treasurer of your payment. For all other forms of payments (bank transfers are preferred), the treasurer will note your payment to the secretary.
Please complete the new (2012) membership registration form. This will ensure that both the secretary and the treasurer are notified of your membership and that our records are correct.
What are the costs of membership?
Membership fees were reduced in 2009 in recognition that many may be experiencing increased financial burdens. Concession fees are also available to those on welfare payments and low-income full-time students (though not universal, this is a common practice in various parts of Europe and in Australia, which we extend to our membership worldwide).
When does the Association meet, and what
occurs at the meetings?
Official notification of General Meetings is via the Newsletter – please ensure you subscribe or, if this is not possible for any reason, please notify the Secretary so that alternative arrangements can be made.
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For six full years from January 2003 until December 2008, a monthly Tarot
Café remained a regular meeting and
presentation event under the auspices (from October 2003) of the
Association, and included the 2005 International Tarot Conference.
As of 2009, the Association has replaced Tarot Café with two annual events: the January Congress, incorporating the Association's AGM; and an annual Convention (the latter usually in July)
The Congress incorporates the formal AGM and election of officers when appropriate. Apart from the required reports and minuted items which form part of the AGM, the primary focus of the Congress is to review the world of tarot as it stands and ask: what is presently needed, and how can we encourage such to be undertaken?
This is really a mini-Conference held over a weekend, with the location to be determined from year to year. For details and page links, please refer to the Convention page.
Committee members of the Association (2012)
ATS Member Links
Member links and pages reflect the views of the respective member, and not necessarily those of the Association or of other members.
If you are a member and would like to be listed below, please make a request (full member links are only added by request).
please note that this page will is not regularly updated (except to add member requests).
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