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Membership in the ISS brings many benefits, but one of the chief benefits comes from providing to the ISS tax-deductible funds that can be used to support the scheduling of Shaw conferences, symposia, sessions, and seminars and the giving of travel grants to the young to attend such events.  In this way your regard and enthusiasm for Shaw can best be passed on.  Please be as generous as you can in choosing your level of membership (see form below).  And there would be no objection if you remember the ISS in your will!  For all gifts, the Recording Shaw will write your name in the Book of Life.


List of Benefits

·         Eligibility for and opportunity to contribute to whatever travel and research grants and prizes the ISS offers to encourage the study of Shaw and his circle.

·         A discount of at least $25 on the registration fee for ISS conferences & other ISS events.

·         20% discount on the Shaw Correspondence Series of the University of Toronto Press when using the book order forms supplied at ISS conferences and symposia.  See under "Scholarly Publishing," then "Catalogue" and "Browse Under Series."

·         Access (by password) to all levels of an ISS website that will keep everyone informed of relevant activities and provide links to valuable research tools, such as bibliographies and databases. The ISS Homepage linking to the Members Page is at

·         The latest news on Shaw doings via email, newsletters, and a Shaw blog—such as upcoming conferences, symposia, and other meetings; theater and book notices; theater and book reviews; editorials; and much more.  Serves as a listserv that invites participation.  The blog is at  Email is

·         The right to vote in ISS elections and referendums and the right to hold elected and appointed office and to serve on committees.




          As one of the principal goals of the ISS is to encourage younger generations to experience the delights of reading and seeing Shaw's works and participating in the discussion of them, the ISS offers a generous program of support in the form of scholarships, grants, and prizes, most of which are allied with particular events, such as symposia and conferences.  To that end, in six years fifty young scholars have been awarded ISS Travel Grants to attend the annual Symposiums at the Shaw Festival and the Shaw Conferences in 2004, 2006, and 2009.  If you give a minimum of $500, the grant the ISS gives with that can carry your name, if you wish.   






   Memberships in the ISS are from January 1 to December 31 and must be renewed annually. The fee is tax-deductible in the U.S.  See above for list of benefits. For all but "Affiliate Members," paid membership brings an automatic subscription to the annual journal SHAW (at least $47 retail). To renew your membership or become a member or give a membership, please complete the form below and mail it with your check or money order (preferably in U.S. dollars) made out to “International Shaw Society” and addressed to: ISS, P. O. Box 728, Odessa, FL 33556-0728.

      If you prefer to pay in a currency other than U.S. dollars, consult for conversion rates and add the equivalent of $1 for bank charges (but query first at  If paying with PayPal, send money to, adding $2 for PayPal charge.    


Circle Type of Membership:    Renewal         New        Gift          Affiliate

If “Gift,” please print your name________________________________________________________.

Would you like the ISS to choose the recipient of the Gift Membership?   YES    NO

To be eligible for an Affiliate Membership you must be a verifiably paid-up member of another Shaw Society.  Affiliates receive all benefits except the journal SHAW.     


Annual Membership Fee (in U.S. dollars).    Circle whichever applies:

Select Type of Membership

Fee for 1 Year 

1. Standard Membership:


2. Standard Member & Spouse both listed, but share one copy of journal:


3.  Student:


4.  Affiliate (no copy of journal):


5. Contributor Member (or member & spouse both listed):

$75 to $150:  specify______

6. Sponsor Member (or member & spouse both listed):

$200 to $400: specify______

7. Partner Member (or member & spouse both listed);

$500 or more: specify_____

If you give $500 or more, your name may go on a specific ISS grant. Please indicate if you wish to be acknowledged in the giving of the grant:  YES   NO


Please print or type:

Name(s) of Member(s):________________________________________________________________




Phone Number(s):____________________________________________________________________ 

E-Mail Address(es):___________________________________________________________________


ISS business is conducted more online than not.   If you do not have access to email and need hard copy,                                                                                          

please initial here________.    Thank you for your membership and contribution.  

Questions?  Email or call 813-503-0584.