The best $20 (or $27*) you will ever spend, or Jersey Shore Touring Society Dues Explained
Here is how JSTS dues payment works: club dues are for the calendar year. If you pay any time during the year up to September 30th, then you are paid through December 31st of the current year.
Per the Jersey Shore Touring Society by-laws, dues payment from October 1st on is applied to the next year's membership. And like the statement says above, payments received through September 30th are applied to the current year.
Don't wait to join, however; you must be a member to ride with the club after one guest ride.
*Family Annual Membership: Available to families consisting of (i) one adult over 18 with one or more child under age 18 (“Junior Member”) living in the same household, or (ii) two adults over 18 and one or more Junior Member living in the same household, or (iii) two adults over 18 living in the same household. Junior Members must be accompanied by a member-parent or member-guardian on all Club rides.