Mailing Address:
Renaissance Society
CSU, Sacramento
6000 J St.
Sacramento, CA 95819-6074


Street Address:
Adams Building,
Room 106
7750 College Town Dr.
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(916) 278-7834

rensoc@csus.edu
Office Hours:
Monday through Thursday: 9:30 a.m. to 12 noon
Friday: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Membership

Look around these pages to find out what the Renaissance Society is all about. Interested in joining?

Most Renaissance Society memberships go from July 1 to June 30 and cost $80 (an optional CSUS parking pass for Fridays and Saturdays is $20). Spring-only memberships (Jan. 1 to June 30) are also available for $45 (parking $10), but those are closed now for 2016.

Watch this page for information on signing up for new or renewal memberships for July 1, 2016, to June 30, 2017. You will be able to sign up either online, using a credit card, or with a paper membership form, mailing a check to the Renaissance office. These two options should be available here on June 1.


Dues Increase Explanation

Dear Members,

This is to advise you that our membership continues to rapidly grow; we are now approaching 2,000 members. Our demographic (65 years and older) is the fastest growing in the nation; the most recent forecasts predict it will increase even faster over the next several years. We expect to have a membership of between 3,000 and 4,000 in five years!

There are three inevitable, significant increases in costs we will incur to manage this growth:

  1. New Internet Technology System, as our current staff will simply not be able to accommodate the new projected growth.
  2. Additional staff or an "overseer" to monitor the new IT System.
  3. Charges for Classrooms will begin in 2017 due to CSUS financial constraints.

We estimate these new costs to mean an additional $90,000 to $100,000 in annual expenses.

Our projected growth and these looming costs were presented to the Renaissance Board of Directors, resulting in a unanimous vote for a dues increase of $20 per year. This will make the annual dues for a member $80 per year (July 1 to June 30) and $45 for a half year (members who join in early Spring or January to June 30).

Please note our last dues increase was 20 years ago, in 1994.

The new $20 increase will be effective July 1 (2015).

Thank you for your understanding and support.

Renaissance Society Board of Directors