October 15, 2019
With online registration now open for many upcoming events and educational offerings from Landscape Ontario, member companies who have not yet paid their annual member dues risk paying the higher non-member rate, as they will no longer qualify for preferred pricing.

Dues invoices were sent via email in mid-August and are due upon receipt. The association’s fiscal year runs Sept. 1 to Aug. 31 each year and invoices must be paid promptly in order for members to retain their membership status.

Myscha Stafford, LO Membership and Chapter Coordinator, says the implementation of a new digital invoicing system went fairly smoothly this year. “All of the small details with the new system were fixed during the testing stages and so far the feedback from members has been positive.” Stafford says the biggest challenge with the new system is ensuring contact information is up-to-date for member companies, and even more importantly, that the correct contact person at each company is the right person to receive the invoice by email. Stafford says follow up campaigns by phone and email will remind members to pay their dues.

“The new system also allows us real-time access to who’s paid and who hasn’t,” Stafford says, “so when in doubt, give us a call.” Members who do not pay their dues then lose access to the many Member Savings Programs administered by the Canadian Nursery Landscape Association (CNLA), as well as lower pricing to attend events such as Congress, winter training seminars and sector-specific events.

Members also get access to an unlimited telephone legal advice service that connects to a panel of experienced lawyers who can answer questions any day of the week. For details on the Member Savings Programs, visit HortTrades.com/member-savings-programs.

Dues can conveniently be paid online using LO’s secure payment method at HortTrades.com/dues or by calling the Membership Services Department at 1-800-265-5656 with a copy of your invoice and credit card in hand. Payment can also be accepted at the LO home office in Milton, Ont. If you did not receive your invoice, or need to update your contact information, please do so via the number above.