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IWS Website Changes

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With other changes for IWS this year, as noted by our president Carol in the recent newsletter, there are also changes to the website to join, renew, and manage your membership status.

Changes to the Join page have been made to make it much easier for new members to join or existing members to renew their membership.

Each member will have a record displaying their membership status, the amount paid, and when it was paid. This record will appear under the Members menu option as My Membership Info. Here, you will see your username (email), password, membership status, i.e., Renewed, New, Dual PAPI, Associate, full-time student, or Affiliate, when your membership expires, payments made, and the date it was made. You can update your membership information, such as your address, phone number, areas of interest, and experience for volunteering purposes. You can also print out an invoice of your payment to keep on hand and post it on your bulletin board as a reminder when you need to renew again!

For all members that are up to date on membership, with changes just rolled out, your record has been imported using your current email address and a global temporary password of “IWS2024”. You must access your record and change the password from the temporary global one to a unique one. Please keep track of your login and password as this will be how you track your membership status and payments.

In addition, when the member records were imported into the updated system, it generated an email with the subject line, “Your Payment Receipt to the Idaho Watercolor Society.” Rest assured, you have not been charged again, the system is trying to be helpful by letting you know that your payment is now in the new system. What you see in the email is payment information and the exact information that will be in your account online on the IWS site for you to check at any given time.

*Note – you do not have to login to use the website. The purpose of the new member Login is to only see your personal information, membership status, payment status and history.

How to Log In and change your password:

At the main IWS website, select the menu option Log In.

You will see the following form. Enter your personal email and the temporary password assigned, then click on Log in.

After selecting Log In, you will see the following main form with a new menu option My Membership Info. Select it.

Your membership information form will appear. In the following example, just the top portion of the screen is displayed showing the account menu options.

To change your password from the temporary to a permanent one, scroll all the way to the bottom of this form to select the Change Password option. Upon changing your password, save the changes and document your new password and store it in a safe place.

We are committed to assisting all members through this transition. Our goal is to ensure a smooth and seamless experience for everyone involved.

The Idaho Watercolor Society Board


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Don’t miss out on all the fun activities IWS have planned for the coming year – RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP TODAY!

You can go on-line to the IWS website (  This will take you to the Online Membership Form where you can select your Membership Status and proceed to pay your dues for the coming year. We are offering Dual Membership with the Plein Air Painters of Idaho again this year.  So, if you have ever wanted to dive into open air painting they are a great group to be involved with.

You also still have the option of mailing a check for your dues to Lynn McConnell, Membership Director, 52 So. Grays Lane, Nampa, ID 83687.  Remember that dues for Active Membership are $45/year and payable on January 1, 2024.

– Lynn