As per NTA by-laws- (d) As all membership dues expire on December 31st, all members, which have not renewed are considered lapsed and are granted a 30-day grace period (January 30th) to bring their membership into compliance. Members shall retain all benefits and privileges during this 30-day grace period that ends January 30th. (e) Any member that has not paid their membership renewal dues by January 30th of the new calendar year shall have their membership terminated and shall lose all membership benefits and privileges and will no longer be considered a member in good standing My sources in Bangledesh uncovered this little ditty for me. A cashed check showing Mr. Touchstone did NOT pay his dues until Febuary 8th 2013. As per by-laws, he is NOT considered a member in good standings meaning John Janelli is your 2014 President.