Perks of ILSTMA Memberships in Illinois

Two Men Standing TogetherWe invite turf experts to join our regional organization of like-minded professionals—the Illinois Sports Turf Managers Association. Our ILSTMA memberships give you access to excellent opportunities for professional advancement and knowledge in the sports field management industry. Where else can you tap into the resources of all types of field managers and find out how they also work with tight budgets and schedules, make and modify their equipment, or research better techniques or products.

We proudly serve professionals and local vendors from all segments of the sports turf management industry throughout the state.

Membership in our sports turf association has its privileges. Below are the current membership levels along with those benefits.  Why wait, join us today!

2019 Membership Levels

2019 Professional Membership Level – $45.00 + $2.00 Processing Fee

Professional Level Benefits:

  • Networking Opportunities
  • Discounted Admission to ILSTMA Workshops
  • Invitations to Other Local and Regional Sports Turf Industry Workshops
  • Contact Information for all Members through the restricted access area of our website
  • Answers to Questions.  Just email ILSTMA, and We Put You in Touch with Your Peers
  • Education – Discounted Admission to ILSTMA Hands On educational workshops
  • Complimentary subscription to SportsTurf magazine, published by the STMA.
  • Invitations to Local Sports Turf Vendor Fairs to Learn About the Latest Equipment and Technologies
  • Awards
  • Scholarships to Help ILSTMA Members Attend the National STMA Conference or Pay for Membership Dues to Further Education
  • Certification
    • ILSTMA recognizes the importance of fostering professionalism throughout the sports turf industry. Members can take the Certified Sports Turf Manager[CSFM] exam through the National Sports Turf Managers Association. Becoming a CSFM shows your dedication to excellence and leadership in the sports turf industry.  You can find the link below.
    • ILSTMA members may also apply for to become a Certified Facility with Environmentally Responsible Management.  It was developed to help document the environmental stewardship of STMA members and is awarded to the facility. The program involves an electronic assessment, which you can take from any computer or smart device. You can find the link below.

Student Membership Level – $10.00 + $2.00 Processing Fee

Benefits Include:

*  Valuable Networking Opportunities

*  Discounts on Chapter sponsored workshops and events

*  Access to restricted areas of the ILSTMA Website

 Complimentary subscription to SportsTurf magazine, published by the STMA.

The ILSTMA now has 3 Commercial Membership Levels for 2019 with exciting new benefits!

Men with Blue Buckets on a Field

Commercial Partner Membership Level – $500.00

Benefits Include:

*  Logo and link on ILSTMA home page, listed as Partner Vendor

*  Listing above Gold Level Vendors on Affiliated Vendor page with partner designation, which includes a clickable link to their website and 1 designated local representative with phone number

 *  Valuable Networking Opportunities, with access to restricted areas of the ILSTMA website, including the membership directory and Vendor Resources

*  Discounts on Chapter sponsored workshops and events

*  With the purchase of a booth space for an ILSTMA event, partner vendors will receive 2 registrations for the event

 Complimentary subscription to SportsTurf magazine, published by the STMA.

Commercial Gold Membership Level – $175.00 + $5.00 Processing Fee

Benefits Include:

*  Listing on our new Affiliated Vendor Page (Alphabetically listed) which includes a clickable link to their website and 1 designated local representative with phone number

*  Valuable Networking Opportunities, with access to restricted areas of the ILSTMA website, including the membership directory and Vendor Resources

*  Discounts on Chapter sponsored workshops and events

 Complimentary subscription to SportsTurf magazine, published by the STMA

Commercial Silver Membership Level $75.00 + $3.00 Processing Fee

Benefits Include:

* Designed for additional representatives of Partner Vendors or Commercial Gold Members

*  Valuable Networking Opportunities, with access to restricted areas of the ILSTMA website, including the membership directory and Vendor Resources

*  Discounts on Chapter sponsored workshops and events

 Complimentary subscription to SportsTurf magazine, published by the STMA

 

To become a member in 2019, simply sign up online now!

 

Contact us today if you have any questions about signing up to become a member of the Illinois Sports Turf Managers Association.

 

STMA Certified Sports Field Manager               Information for CSFM program here.

 

 

                        Information for Certified Facility here.