If you're not presently a member of JASNA at the national level, here’s a reminder that now is a great time to join or rejoin JASNA, and to start receiving Persuasions (see the preceding post) and all the other benefits of membership! The JASNA membership year officially runs from September 1 to August 31--but if you join between July 1 and August 31, you'll receive an extra issue of JASNA News (the Society's thrice-annual newsletter) and otherwise be enrolled through September 1, 2013. To join, or to find out more about joining, you can go to the JASNA national website's "Membership" section. Remember that joining JASNA at the national level automatically makes you a member of the JASNA Syracuse Region--this is our one and only regional membership requirement at present. So join JASNA today and let the world know you're a Janeite!