February 4th, 2009
Joining SPJ from overseas
By John Huotari
I got a telephone call last month from someone in Belgium who is interested in joining SPJ. However, this person was having trouble filling out the membership form online because the system wouldn’t accept his entries in some fields, like those used for state, zip code and telephone number.
I asked Joe Skeel, SPJ associate executive director, what he would recommend. Joe said people living overseas who are interested in joining SPJ should download the registration form from the Web site at www.spj.org, print it out and fill it out, and then mail it in.
Alternatively, they can register by calling SPJ headquarters in the United States at (317) 927-8000. I assume the international access code and country code would have to be added to the beginning of that telephone number.
I’m sure most of you have seen SPJ’s Web page on joining the organization, but, just in case you haven’t, it’s available at http://www.spj.org/join.asp.