UPDATE: New memberships starting in late 2014 or early 2015 will be assigned using '2' as the first digit. If you have had a long-standing membership, be sure to use your revised member number (see below) when registering for events, not the one that existed prior to August 2011.
October 24, 2014
UPDATE: You can now log in to the Membership Database and find your membership number and update your address, email, or other information, renew your membership, etc.
At the Orienteering USA Board of Directors meeting in August, 2011, the Board approved a plan to adjust some member numbers in order to accommodate organizational growth and give each member a unique membership number for life. If we continue to use the current membership numbering scheme, we will soon run out of unique numbers. And previoustly, if your membership type changed, so did your member number. By moving to the newly approved system, you will not only get a unique member number for life, but it will enable us to have many new member numbers to assign as Orientereing USA grows.
So how do you figure out what your new member number is? It's really pretty easy because all current member numbers either will not change, or only the first digit will change.
New membership cards have been sent out to all members since the plan was approved. Please check your membership card for your unique identifier number as you register for upcoming A meets.
Announcement article first appeared in Orienteering North America, September/October 2011