GAL News & Updates – Holiday Order Deadlines – Fall 2021 HOLIDAY ORDER DEADLINES FOR MAIL TO ARRIVE BY DEC. 25 • OVERSEAS/CANADA – November 4 • USA – December 2 You can always give a gift membership and/or print the GAL GIFT CARD to announce your gift! We will do our best to get gift orders out the door ASAP. With pandemic and US postal slowdowns, mailing times will be unpredictable this year, so order early! MEMBERSHIP • It’s not too late to JOIN or RENEW your Guild membership for 2021. You’ll still get four issues of American Lutherie and instant access to our online content. Join or renew for two years, and your membership will continue through 2022. See all the benefits of Guild membership on our membership page. • Current 2021 members can RENEW now for 2022. Renew early – it’s a great way to support the Guild! • Having trouble logging in to renew? See our hints below. • Want to give a gift membership for the holidays? See our hints here. • We continue to add new articles to our members-only Premium Web Content. Members receive immediate access to the PWC when they join or renew on this site. See login hints below if you are having trouble with the login feature of our site. • Moving? Be sure to let us know ASAP through our contact form, and also file a forwarding order with your post office so your issue of American Lutherie will be forwarded to your new address it’s already in the mail. ORDERING • Please check our ordering info before you order for shipping times, and packaging options. We are not Amazon (duh!), and we use media mail, so shipping can take longer than you may be accustomed to. Some areas may still be experiencing shipping disruptions or delays due to the lingering effects of the pandemic, so please take consider that when waiting for your order to arrive. If you have a question about your order, please contact us through our website contact form. LOGIN HELPFUL HINTS & INFO • An email with login info is automatically sent to you the first time you join or renew on the site. Check your spam folders if you don’t see the email. • Sometimes people are having trouble logging in because they are already logged in! If you can see the full Premium Web Content, you are logged in. You can remain logged in if you like, since we don’t store credit card info on our site. • If you forgot your password, you can request a reset using your email address or your user name. Your user name is usually your first and last name with a period between, no caps. (Example: John Luthier’s user name would be john.luthier) • If you receive a GIFT MEMBERSHIP, the giver (buyer) will get the automatic login account. So have them forward you their login info, or remind us and we’ll set up a separate account for you. It won’t affect your membership either way, as we don’t use the website to keep track of our membership rolls. • Be aware that the website login is not how we keep track of your membership. Just because you receive emails from us does not mean you have a login account. This hint mainly applies to long-time members who haven’t renewed on the new version of our website (after Aug 2019). If you don’t think you have a login account, one will be created for you when you renew. • If you still need help, contact us and we’ll get you set up!