If you are a member in good standing with The Maple Society, you can sign up for "The Maple Society" usergroup. This gives you access to a private forum where participation is reserved for Maple Society members. How to Join the Maple Society: Fill out one of the forms on the Maple Society website How to Sign Up for the Maple Society forums usergroup: Click on your name in the upper right corner. A pop-up will appear. In the pop-up, select "Join User Groups". This will take you to a new page. On the new page, beside Maple Society, select Join Usergroup. You will get another pop-up that asks you to fill in information. Fill in your request to join the group with your full name so that it can be cross-referenced against the membership list and click on "Send Request". Only forum moderators and administrators can see this information (and you can remove it after your membership has been confirmed, if you like). If you haven't been approved after a day or two, post a quick note on the maple open forums that a request was made and it will be handled quickly. Once you've been approved, a new forum will be available to you: Maple Society (Private), where you can discuss topics of interest to Maple Society members only; this includes things such as The Maple Society symposia and conferences, articles from the Maple Society newsletter and so on. You will also receive a Maple Society banner below your username and title in all postings.