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CVOA Membership Join & Renewals

This page can be used to help you understand how the Join and Renewal Process  works. This documentation page has been divided into three categories.   Click The Appropriate Link To Skip Ahead.  Note: These pages ONLY work on a PC running a screen size 1280x1024 or larger.  Also, they will not run correctly on a Phone or iPAD....some android tablets "might" work but it is officially not supported by our hosting provider.

Joining the CVOA

When a user visits the site they are permitted to view the public areas of the site only.  If they click on any link that is "members only" they are directed to the Login Page

A new member will NOT have an email address in the CVOA Login Sub-system nor the CVOA Membership database.  Therefore they must click on the link in the red box above to "Sign Up".

 

There are also other ways to Sign Up, specifically,  Clicking on the "Log In" button at the top of the page,  the link "Join The CVOA" in the website page header,  the "Join the CVOA" link located at the very bottom of the page in the website page Footer,  and finally in the page "The CVOA" where there is also a link to Join the CVOA.   Clicking any of these links takes you to the Login/SignUp page. 

Any of these links direct you to CVOA online Membership, which is a series of pages that guides you thru the process.

Application/Signup Page 1

Note:  If you are an existing CVOA member and have already obtained your "email/password" style login credentials you can proceed to Login.  Otherwise enter your email address and click the Sign Up button to sign up for new site.

Application Page 2

Note:  The CVOA REGION is automatically calculated and set based upon the state.

Application Page 3

Note:  It defaults to 1 Year but 3 years can also and be selected.   Payment defaults to PayPal but Check/Money Order can be selected.

Application Page 4

Note:  The link at bottom to make any corrections.  (goes back to page 2)

Your new membership information is held in temporary storage, and you are then automatically routed to the Payment Process.  If PayPal is selected, it sends you to PayPal,  collects the Payment (as selected in Membership Duration),  and then returns either a "Success" or "Failure". If the returned value is "Success" the new Member record is stored into the CVOA-Membership database with the Expiration Date automaticslly calculated and membership Status is set to "ACTIVE".   Then, a set of login credentials (email/password_ is created for you.

 

If the payment method is Check or Money Order it stores the new member record with an Expiration Date and membership status is set to "PENDING".  You also get a set of login credentials created automatcially which are good for 30 days pending receipt of your payment.

The website then sends email notifications to:

1.  the Website Administrator (me)
2.  the CVOA President
3.  the VP Membership/Finance
4.  the associated Regional Director based upon the members location
5.  the Merchandise Director
6.  the CVOA Registrar

The Wix Login subsystem (our website hosting service) then sends you a notification that your Site Member Request has been approved and you can now login to the site using the email address and the password you chose during the Join CVOA process.  The passwords are NOT stored in the CVOA members database, therfore,  if you forget it,  just click on Reset Pasword on the Login Screen and it will send you an email to reset it.

 

Membership Renewal

Each time a member enters the site it checks their expiration date.  When you are 30 days within expiration, you will start getting a reminder window bar at the bottom of the page with two buttons, Hide Warning and Renew Now.   You can hide the reminder and continue full access of the site but anytime you access any "members only" page, the reminder will popup again. 

Clicking on Renew Now opens the Renew Set of Pages...

Renewal Page 1

Clicking on Continue with PayPal or Continue with offline renewal....

Renewal Page 2

Select either 1 year or 3 Years and click the Continue Button.

Renewal Page 3

View Renewal and Confirm Payment.  Depending on the payment method chosen, click on the "Pay with PayPal" button or the "Submit Offline Renewal". (this example used PayPal)

Renewal Page 4

(for demonstration purposes this shows results when Submit Offline Renewal was selected on Renewal Page 1.  If PayPal is chosen, the status will read "ACTIVE")

Your new expiration date, payment type, payment amount, and membership status  is held in temporary storage, then you are automatically routed to the Payment Process.  If PayPal is selected, it sends you to PayPal,  collects the Payment (as selected in Membership Duration),  and then returns either a "Success" or "Failure".  If the returned value is "Success" your membership r record is updated in the CVOA-Membership database with the Expiration Date automatically calculated and membership Status is set to "ACTIVE". 

The website then sends email notifications to:

1.  the Website Administrator (me)
2.  the CVOA President
3.  the VP Membership/Finance
4.  the associated Regional Director based upon the members location
5.  the Merchandise Director
6.  the CVOA Registrar

You can now continue using the website and the popup reminders will cease. 

Note:  If you renew early,  the remaining days are added to new expiration date.

                     CLICK HERE TO RUN THIS PROCEDURE AND RENEW YOUR DUES

 

Active Member Cannot Login

If you are an EXISTING MEMBER but have never signed up for the new website you will not be able to login.  The old style "login name/memberID" will not work.  You have to go thru the "signup" by clicking on the "Log In" button at the top of the CVOA webpage...

This will take you to the following screen.

Sign Up Page 1

Clicking on the Sign Up link will take to the following screen.

To obtain your new style login,  enter your email address and click the "Sign Up" button.

The email entered is checked against our existing CVOA_Members database and if it finds a match it goes to this screen that shows the First Name and Last Name of the entry matching the email asking "IS THIS YOU"  with two buttons... YES or No.

Sign Up Page 2

Dennis, this is your 15 minutes of fame.  If you recall, you were the first person to try this and we did it together in a web conference.  :-)

Note: There could very well be a case where your stored email address does not match the enetry you entered.  If you run into this STOP and contact either the CVOA Webmaster or the CVOA President  by email, OR click on "Member Chat" at lower left of the webpage to have it changed to match your new one.   Also,  In this example,  it shows that the account is ACTIVE.   Clicking on YES will ask you to SET a password.

Sign Up Page 3

After entering your password and clicking "Continue",  the Login Subsystem will setup your login  and then send you a notification that your Site Member Request has been approved and you can now login to the site using these new credentials (email address and current password).  

 

The passwords are NOT stored in the CVOA members database, therefore,  if you forget it,  click on Reset Password on the Login Screen and have it reset.

Note:  If your Status shows EXPIRED,  the login is still setup and auto approved.  When you login you will automatically start seeing the Expiration Notice until you renew.  (see previous section of this page)

                                    CLICK HERE TO RUN THIS PROCDURE AND SIGN UP