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Benefits of becoming a LAMS member

For $25.00 per year ($15.00 for students*) you will receive full membership benefits including The Spore Print newsletter which is published monthly from October through June of the following year, a 10% discount on books and LAMS merchandise, e-mail notification of meetings and forays, priority registration for forays, and the opportunity to learn about the wonderful world of mushrooms and fungi through introductory mushroom identification seminars.  We appreciate your support and hope you enjoy your membership!

Life Memberships are also available for $250.00

Please make your check or money order payable to Los Angeles Mycological Society.

Print form at the bottom of this page, fill-in and mail to:

Rich Collier

7101 Farralone Avenue #139

Canoga Park, CA 91303



You can now join LAMS or renew your current membership online using our secure and convenient PayPal option

Membership Categories

Please include your phone number in the "Instructions to the seller" and be sure to indicate your preferred mailing address and email address--if different from the one on your PayPal account.  If joining as a student member (see student membership instructions below) please indicate that you are a student.  Note that amounts are in US Dollars (USD).

Thank you for joining LAMS!



Renewal Categories 

If renewing as a student member (see student membership instructions below) please indicate in "Instructions to the seller" that you are a student.  Note that amounts are in US Dollars (USD).


A downloadable version of the membership form that can be printed and filled out is here.  Requires free Adobe Acrobat Reader.

We will not use your address for anything other than official LAMS mailings.

If you provide an email address you will automatically be included on the LAMS email announcement list.

If you have questions about membership, send email to membership(at)lamushrooms.org please replace (at) with @)

A printable LAMS membership brochure is here.  Requires free Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Using PayPal for Student Memberships

You can now use PayPal to purchase or renew student memberships.  Here is what you need to do:

1. Purchase a regular LAMS membership or renewal at $25.  Please indicate in the "Instructions to the seller" that you are a student and will be sending proof of your student status.

2. Furnish proof of your student status at a secondary school, college or university.  Your student ID must show your photo, name and logo of the school, your name and the current academic term.  Out-of-date identification will not be accepted.  Identification showing faculty or staff status is not acceptable.

3. Email a scanned image or clear digital photo of your ID card to membership(at)lamushrooms.org (please replace (at) with @)) within 30 days of making your PayPal payment.  Images that are incomplete, illegible, appear to have been digitally altered ("Photoshopped") or which do not meet the four requirements above will NOT be accepted.

4. If your student ID is satisfactory, you will receive a refund of $10 to the PayPal account that was used to make the original membership purchase.  We cannot make refunds to third party accounts.



LAMS Membership Form

   Date: ___________________
   New member? ___________
   Renewal? _______________
   Student*? _______________ (please include photocopy of current student ID)

Name ________________________________________________________

Street ________________________________________________________

City _________________________________________________________

State ____________________________ 

Zip ________________________

Phone (______)__________________ Work (______)_________________

Email ________________________________________________________

*Please furnish a photocopy of your current student ID.  Student ID must meet the requirements above.


Created in January 2002.  Last update March 24, 2017. Contact the webmaster.
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