Membership  Program & Application

effective 2021,  is a single membership that grants you access to all our user-groups

being updated for 2024 

our  goal

Attention:  our fine-print  (is not in  fine-print) 

our  lessons learned & applied … 

After 13+ years we have learned ...  those who want & value  us 

(a)  APPRECIATE   what we offer 

(b)  RECOGNIZE  our calibre, efforts, and built-in standards (e.g., Pro-Privacy,  being upfront & clear

(cWANT to continue enjoying our offerings & benefits (that are steadily growing)

(d)  GIVEBACK to our community &  provide us  polite & constructive  feedback 

(eREAD & FOLLOW our notices/instructions especially, RSVP's 

… and therefore,   benefit the most from us & what we offer

 we welcome these  local & non-local  folks as members … for they nurture a vibrant & helpful community


Membership Program  Gist

in just 5 questions

1)  what can I expect/get?

1 ▹  here's proof   (not just words)   of what we have been doing for 13+ years ...

2 ▹ Applying here means you are applying to become our member, and upon confirmation, you become our/™  Registered Member,  making  you eligible for member-only benefits, such as,

3 some new Member-only Benefits to help members grow … e.g.,  grow their personal brand & generate revenue for themselves 

DISCLOSURE:  Houston Google Cloud User Group (a.k.a GDG Cloud Houston) is an example of our effort to support our members' efforts  (click here for more info)

2)  what do I have to do?

Remember  our focus is on quality, not quantity,  of members … to nurture a vibrant community that helps each other grow!   

1 ▹  Three simple pre-requisites for your application to be eligible for review & confirmation.  

(a)  when applying, ensure you use the same email & phone number that you used in your application as the app will use that for security.
(bsubscribe to our YouTube channel  … click here to subscribe
(cdownload our phone app [coming soon]   
▸  Upon confirmation from us, you are considered a™  Registered Member — Congrats on making the choice to grow!

2 ▹  Exceptions for 2021:  

3 To maintain™ Active Member status (and be eligible for auto-renewal at the end of the year),  all you have to do is,

(a)  be subscribed to our YouTube Channel & keep your™ App updated to the latest version,  so you can benefit from the latest :-),  
(b)  just RSVP (yes/no) when announcements are made via™ App  ~or~™  site (NOT via other social sites), and    
(c)  attend at least "6" in-person/online events in a year — just "6" events in 12-months.   Exception for 2021:  this is only "3" events (not "6").
▸  … it is that SIMPLE to keep & auto-renew your 2022 Membership for FREE  :-)   

3)  what about special considerations?

1 ▹   Since 2008, all our offerings (e.g., events, consulting, etc.) have been FREE for anyone … 

2  While looking into how to offset increased costs, those who know us know, we strive to make things feasible for all, and especially for, 

NOTE ▸  we welcome any ideas/suggestions on how we could waive/significantly-discount some thingsclick here to provide suggestions

4)  what do you do for those who support/help you?

▹   Those who know us know, we are always looking for ways to offer more for our members, and additional benefits for those who are outstanding!   e.g., to recognize those who contribute to our efforts — among other things, they will receive a™ digital asset with "use rights"  (not edit or other rights)  to display on their Linkedin, Resume, Facebook, Blog/Website, etc.).  

▹  We will review & recognize … a select few individuals/entities in recognition of their efforts!  This is not given out to anyone who just mentions something about/to/for us, it is not something you can apply for.  

▹  This is a preview & subject to change … 

5)  How can I help you help others?

1 ▹™ Supporter:  applies to anyone (members & non-members)  who supports us by contributing whatever they can.
 click here to contact us for more info

2 ▹™ Speakers:  applies to anyone (member & non-members)
▸  click here to contact us for more info

3 ▹  Partners,  Sponsors,  Advertisers:  are anyone (member & non-members, individual or entity);
▸   Note:  we are PRO-PRIVACY and therefore extremely selective of whom we highlight or associate with,  click here to contact us for more info

Membership Program Application  

anyone is welcome to apply … we may be unable to confirm everyone