Member Benefits

CMS Membership

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Membership starts at $15. Membership payments are securely processed through Paypal.

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All CMS meetings are open to the public, and anyone can also receive the CMS newsletter. But, for as little as $15 per year, a CMS Membership will provide a whole lot more:

  • Learn to identify wild mushrooms of all kinds, including those choice edibles from experienced mushroomers.
  • Opportunity to participate in CMS Members Only Mushroom Field Trips  (10-12 per year). Note: CMS field trips are very popular, so our current registration process includes a random lottery. Our process does give a preference to new members who are just learning. For more details, go to the Member Field Trip page.
  • CMS Members Only weekend-long outing for Spring Boletes each June.
  • Receive discounts on all CMS products (cookbook, t-shirts, mushroom earrings/ornaments/magnets/wine charms, mushroom prayer flag).
  • Help collect for and set up the mushroom display for the annual Mount Pisgah Arboretum Mushroom Festival.
  • Informal CMS Members only gatherings and outings to enjoy mushroom cuisine.
  • An opportunity to interact with experienced mushroomers who will tell you more than “I found it in the PNW”.
  • A $5 discount on a membership to the North American Mycological Association (NAMA). When registering with NAMA select Individual/Family – Member of Affiliated Club, then select Cascade Mycological Society.
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Your CMS membership also includes a login to the CMS website where you will have access to member’s only resources, including:

  • A Member’s page with a consolidated view of upcoming activities.
  • A Help page to assist you with navigating the CMS resources available to you.
  • Your personal Membership status page so that you will always know when your membership expires.
  • Access to video recordings of past CMS meeting presentations.
  • Area forum boards to communicate with other CMS members who live near you.
  • Interest Group forum boards to communicate with other CMS Members that have the same mycological interests as you.
  • A Mushroom ID Help forum to ask other CMS members about a mushroom you have found.
  • An online store where you can purchase a variety of mushroom gifts and receive your member’s only discount.
  • A member-specific blog that you can participate in.
  • Member’s only educational materials.

Membership fees pay for guest speakers, special events, postage, insurance, website operations, mushroom festival participation, community education, research projects and more. Payments are good for a one-year membership, with the exception of Life membership payments.

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Membership starts at $15. Membership payments are securely processed through Paypal.