A Word About Membership

One may wonder, why join another association? What does the Iowa Reading Association have to offer me? As professionals, we need to be recognized and continue to grow as future leaders. Therefore, both associations are here for our benefit.

Iowa Reading Association offers discount registration at the state conference and publishes quarterly newsletters. The association gives local council grants and awards. Other benefits include community services, parent involvement, a web site, and professional development. The Leadership Conference in June offers local leaders of your council time to exchange ideas, learn how to increase membership, discover Iowa authors, and socialize with other councils.

International Reading Association benefits are conferences at different locations, publications with discounts, and research projects. Other advantages are literacy projects, global friendships, and a web site. All of this is offered at a very inexpensive price!

Iowa Reading Association's Regions

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Iowa Reading Association Dues

State & Local Council membership (combined): $40.00/year
State only membership: $40.00/year
Retired & student membership: $20.00/year
First year teacher membership: Free
Payable to: Iowa Reading Association

*any changes/corrections should be addressed to Julie Anderson.


Iowa Reading Association
Membership Awards

Membership Honor Roll
Councils that reach a specific goal in maintaining or increasing membership. The award includes a certificate and free Iowa Reading Association membership.

Membership Achievement Award
The Council that achieves the greatest % of growth in membership. This award includes a certificate and free Iowa Reading membership.

O.T. Award
Councils that send in the bulk of their memberships by October 1 will receive a certificate to redeem for a free Iowa membership.

The Director of Membership Development may choose to give additional awards each year depending on the focus, data results, or unique circumstances.

Membership Forms

Mail all membership forms to:

Julie Anderson, Membership Director

621 Railroad St.

Hull, IA 51239