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March 8, 1999

CMS AND AMS APPROVE A NEW RECIPROCAL AGREEMENT


The Canadian Mathematical Society (CMS) is delighted to announce that a new reciprocal agreement has been approved with the American Mathematical Society (AMS) that will take effect for the 2000 membership year.

For many years, reciprocal agreements have existed between the CMS and fifteen other international mathematical societies (Australian Mathematical Society, Sociedad Brasileira-Matematica, Société mathématique de France, Deutsche Math-Vereinigung, London Mathematical Society, Sociedad Matematica Mexicana, New Zealand Mathematical Society, Polish Mathematical Society, Hong Kong Mathematical Society, Union Matematica Italiana, Allahabad Mathematical Society, Union-Bulgarian Mathematicians, Calcutta Mathematical Society, Indian Mathematical Society & GAMM). Under the terms of these reciprocal agreements, members of these societies who reside outside Canada can be members of the CMS at one half of the appropriate membership rate. Also, CMS members can belong to any of these societies at one half of the applicable rate and each society's publications are available to members at considerable savings.

Now that the AMS and the CMS have adopted a similar reciprocal agreement, for the year 2000, members of the AMS (who reside outside Canada) will be able to be members of the CMS at 50% of the appropriate rate. As an example, an individual member of the AMS (not resident in Canada) will be able to save up to $58.00 (US) on their CMS membership fee and, as a CMS member, receive

For the year 2000, individual members of the CMS, who reside outside the United States at the time their dues are paid, will be eligible for reciprocity membership in the AMS.

The annual dues fee for a reciprocity member of the AMS, residing outside the United States at the time their dues are paid, is 50% of the higher ordinary dues amount. If the reciprocity member is residing in the United States at the time their dues are paid and, their privilege journals are going to be shipped to their United States address, then that member is required to pay the appropriate ordinary dues rate for membership. If the reciprocity member is residing in the United States at the time their dues are paid and, their privilege journals are going to be shipped to an address outside the United States, and they plan to be residing outside the United States in a short period of time, then that member would be allowed to pay the rate of 50% of the higher ordinary dues amount (the usual rate for the reciprocity member).

Based upon the existing AMS higher ordinary dues amount, this means that an individual CMS member will be able to save approximately $100.00 (CDN) in their AMS membership dues.

AMS reciprocity members receive

  • the Notices and Bulletin of the American Mathematical Society - at no cost
  • in even-numbered years and upon request, the Combined Membership List - at no cost
  • email forwarding service for members,
  • substantial discounts off the regular list price of books and journals published by the AMS (and are also entitled to discounted prices on selected publications from some other publishers such as A, K, Peters, Johns Hopkins University Press, Kluwer, Oxford University Press, etc.),
  • the normal member registration fees at all AMS meetings, and have the right to present papers at AMS meetings.

Establishment of this agreement between the AMS and the CMS will result in significant savings and benefits for members of both societies and it will not affect, in any way, the present arrangement that exists whereby Canadian institutions can become institutional members of the AMS and obtain 20% discounts on subscriptions to journals of the AMS and to Math Reviews.

The CMS is very grateful to Dr. John Ewing, Executive Director, American Mathematical Society, for his assistance and cooperation in establishing this agreement.


For more information, contact:

Dr. Graham P. Wright
Executive Director
Canadian Mathematical Society
(613) 562-5702
director@cms.math.ca

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