Attention, International Members!
Do you live (and bank) outside the United States? If so, this is important news.
United States banks have begun changing the manner in which foreign checks are handled, including substantial increases in costs for processing those checks. In some cases, the new fees exceed the amount of the check!
ATOS simply cannot afford to absorb these increased fees and, rather than increase the surcharge for all international members, has made the decision to stop accepting checks or financial instruments drawn on banks outside the United States. This new policy went into effect on February 1, 2015.
If you already renew your membership online, this change will not affect you. If you are among the few international members who continue to renew with a check, money order, or other financial instrument not drawn on a U.S. bank, you will need to begin using the online membership system.
Renewing online is safe, secure, quick, and easy. Just visit www.atos.org/membership and use your Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express; in just a few minutes you’ll be on your way.
If you have any questions please contact us. And, as always, we thank you for your membership and continued support of ATOS and the music of the theatre organ.