Once a membership number is assigned to a call, it stays that way forever and is never given to someone else. If your membership expires, you are placed on the “Expired” list, and your number is no longer valid for those seeking the ARLHS Member Award; i.e., if someone works you and submits your number as one of the qualifying contacts, the application is invalid and is returned. Moreover, you do not qualify for any benefits, awards, or prizes reserved for active members. Your membership may be reinstated at any time, however, by paying the $5.00 registration fee again, along with the first year’s dues (total = US dllrs $20.00 ).