RAST VIP Membership Cards
RAST has introduced Silver and Golden VIP membership status. The idea is to give recognition to those members who choose life membership and those who choose to give a higher level of subscription for life membership.
The existing life membership subscription of 2,000 Baht + administration charge 100 baht will remain, and members will be eligible for a Silver VIP Membership card. For those members who choose to pay an extra 3,000 Baht, the Gold VIP Membership card will be available.
The special VIP membership cards have been arranged by Khun Chaiyong (ex HS1BL) with the Khrung Thai Bank and will be issued for life. It is not necessary to be a member of the bank, but the cards can be used as an ATM card if associated with a Khrung Thai Bank account. The main purpose is for recognition and to help the RAST administration. The procedure for acquiring VIP membership has been proposed as follows:
Existing Life Members (2,100 Baht) can acquire a Silver VIP card by filling in an application form and paying 100 Baht fee.
Existing Life Members who upgrade to Gold Status by paying 3,000 Baht will receive a free VIP Gold Card after filling in the card application form.
New Life Members (2,100 Baht) will be given a Silver VIP card on completion of the RAST application form + the card application form.
New Life Members (5,000 Baht) will be given a Gold VIP card on completion of the RAST application form and the card application form.
We are currently working on a new single RAST Membership application form, but in the mean time, both the old RAST Membership form + a separate card application form are needed. Both of these forms are available from the RAST English Language Web-site or from the International Secretary.
VP & International Secretary
21st April 2004