Annual memberships are available via electronic payment for US $30 per year. (Payment may also be made via check, or cash at our meetings.) Benefits include: Eligibility for door prize drawings; electronic delivery of eight issues of a 16-page full-color, PDF-format newsletter called the PATACS Posts; optional mail delivery of a black and white print edition of the newsletter, and access to our membership database for non-commercial use. Members may place classified ads in the newsletter at no charge. The time, effort, and money saved from your association with PATACS will quickly exceed the nominal annual dues.

The Potomac Area Technology and Computer Society, Inc. is an IRS-recognized, 501(c)(3) non-profit, educational organization. Donations are tax deductible. Membership dues are not deductible. IRS documentation is available on our Organizational Documents page.

To join, renew membership, or advise of administrative changes of information (address, phone number, email) complete the electronic form - scroll down on this page. After completing and submitting the electronic form, pay dues (and make donations) via the "Pay Dues" button link to PayPal beneath the electronic form,or send a check to the mailing address at the bottom of this page.

  • 'Submit' Button on Above Form Transmits Member Information to PATACS
  • 'Pay Dues' Button Below Links to Electronic Payment Activity via PayPal

  • For E-Pay via PayPal or Credit / Debit Card, Click (Pay Dues) button above,
  • When PayPal window opens, Click "Donate with PayPal" if you have a PayPal account,
  • or Click "Donate with a Debit or Credit Card" to pay with one of those.

Detailed PayPal Instructions

PayPal's standard language refers to these payment transactions as 'donations,' but Member Dues are not donations, thus not deductible.
All donation amounts will be acknowledged in January, as noted below.

Donations to PATACS are Tax Deductible

PATACS is an IRS recognized, 501(c)(3) non-profit, educational organization. Donations are tax deductible, under Code section 170(c)(2), subject to the 50% limitation of your adjusted gross income. Donation acknowledgement letters are sent in January for prior year contributions.

For more information, E-Mail: membership@patacs.org

Other Methods - Increasing the Paperwork Burden on Our Volunteers

Here is a membership application in PDF format that you may fill out interactively, save, print and mail with payment, or forward via email, if using an electronic payment method.

Here is a membership application in Microsoft Word .doc format that you may download, fill out, save, print and mail with payment, or forward via email, if using an electronic payment.

Or, you may download and print an informational brochure that includes a membership application. (ver20230408)

New and renewal memberships may be sent to:

PATACS Membership
4628 Valerie CT
Annandale, VA 22003-3940.

Special Membership Promotion - Members who bring a new member to the organization will receive a 6 months' extension of their membership. The new member should list your name as the 'source' of their membership on the application form. (New member - one who has not been a member in the 36 months prior to month of received application.)
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Link to our PATACS Posts Newsletter Archive

Links to the Newsletter Archives of our predecessor organizations:

For more information on PATACS meetings and events, call the PATACS AnswerLine (voice)
at (703) 370-7649. You may also leave messages and questions for the Board of Directors.


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