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Join Us | Membership in JASNA-GCR

You don’t need to be an Austen expert to feel at home in the Jane Austen Society of North America-Greater Chicago Region (JASNA-GCR). We welcome new members whether they are reading their first Austen novel or have reread her books many times.

JASNA-GCR Annual Activities:

  • Winter event, often a book discussion and luncheon in February or March
  • Spring Gala, a full day of innovative talks with elegant repasts every April or May
  • Summer event with light refreshments
  • Fall lecture, free and open to the public each September
  • December celebration of Jane Austen’s birthday, a fun program with a special birthday champagne toast to Jane Austen

Our Members Receive:

  • Discounts for our paid events
  • The opportunity to invite your friends to events only open to members and their guests
  • Subscription to our regional newsletters published four times a year
  • Early notification of all regional events.
2016 Annual Dues (Sept 1 - Aug 31)* Individual Membership Family Membership
With full-color e-newsletter $20 $30
With full-color e-newsletter plus black-and-white printed version of newsletter delivered by mail $30 $40
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JASNA Membership

*Our Charter requires you to join or renew with our parent organization, the Jane Austen Society of North America (JASNA), which requires separate dues. Please visit JASNA at for membership information.


If you have any questions about membership in JASNA-GCR, please contact our Membership Chair at

Membership enrollment, renewal, and event registration can be completed online, at the links above, through our secure website under an agreement with 123Signup Association Management Solutions, a leading provider of online solutions for membership organizations. You may use your Visa or MasterCard credit cards.

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