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Active Member Requirements and Benefits

To become an Active Member an individual must:

  • Hold a current license to guide from the State of New York.
  • Submit a completed application for membership.
  • Pay the annual dues of $75.00.

Here are the Benefits of being an Active Member

  • Access to NYSOGA’s exclusive group insurance program
  • Access to the members only pro guide discounts.
  • Representation to the Department of Environmental Conservation, through our Legislative committee, on topics related to and effecting the guiding industry in New York State.
  • Free “Member Spotlights” ads for each member who wants to participate on our Facebook and Instagram channels. The post is a paid ad with a value of $35 and sends potential clients directly to your website or social media channel listed on the NYSOGA website.
  • Free Facebook Event Sharing – If you have pre-scheduled trips (events) we will share them on the Facebook page.
  • Shared Social Media Content – Increase your reach on social media! Tag us @newyorkoutdoorguides and we’ll share your posts on our channels (subject to the editorial calendar and quality guidelines).
  • Free business listing on the NYSOGA website with a direct link to the member’s website.
  • Email notifications of all inquiries for guide services received through the NYSOGA website.
  • Use of NYSOGA logo for guiding promotions.
  • Representation at trade shows and events.
  • Opportunity to participate in all NYSOGA events, including training and networking.
  • Right to vote at the Annual Active Membership Meeting
  • Membership certificate, card, and pin
  • One year subscription to Guidelines, the NYSOGA publication of outdoor news.
  • Opportunity to purchase official NYSOGA products.

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