JASNA Membership and Information


For full participation in our Central California Region, please join our nationwide parent organization, The Jane Austen Society of North America (JASNA). JASNA members receive subscriptions to both the national newsletter, JASNA News, as well as the Society’s well-respected, annual scholarly journal, Persuasions. National membership also entitles you to register for the Annual General Meeting (AGM). For more information on the national organization, please visit JASNA.

Members will also receive our regional bi-annual e-journal, “The Ivory Byte”. Compiled by members of the region, “The Ivory Byte”, offers news and reviews from our members to our members.

In 2018, JASNA will begin sharing a portion of its member dues with the regions and the regions are asked to cease charging regional dues. This will cut down on confusion regarding dues and due dates.  The regions are permitted to accept donations at any time during the yar, which will help us further offset costs. Our regular book meetings are free and open to the public and our events require venue rentals and other costs. Any donations of goodwill are greatly appreciated!

JASNA National Membership information and registration HERE. 

Of note regarding dues: 

  • Membership year begins September 1 and ends on August 31 each year. Dues are for the JASNA year beginning September 1st – August 31.  
  • Any new members who join after June 1st will be enrolled for membership from the date of their membership throughout the upcoming year. 
  • Renewals for the upcoming year will begin on August 1st of each year. Renewals must be paid by Nov 1st to remain on the current member roll.


Donations can be received at any meeting or event, or by sending a check or money order to our Regional Coordinator:

Carrie Flores, 3187 E. Palo Alto Ave., Fresno, CA 93710