Membership FAQs

Please look at our most frequently asked questions regarding MPCA Membership. We have created a step-by-step help guide to help you navigate the new online sign up and payment process. You can find the help guide here.

If you have additional questions, please email MPCA at mpca.minervapark@gmail.com

Frequently Asked Questions

When should I join MPCA?

You can join MPCA at any time. The membership drive begins in September of each year. The membership year runs from October 1st through September 30th of the next year. The current $20 fee is a flat fee no matter when you join. There are events every season, so you always have the opportunity to get your money’s worth no matter when you join!

Why should I become a member of MPCA?

The Minerva Park Community Association is the “social, have fun,-feel good” civic organization for the Village of Minerva Park, Ohio. MPCA plans children’s events, holiday parties, arts events, pool parties, holiday activities, the community garage sale, plants flowers around the Village, and even sponsors a college scholarship each year.  For only $20 per household, per year, you (and those who live in your household) can be part of the organization that builds a stronger sense of community by bring people together to have fun.

Why have such an odd membership year?  October through September?

Starting the membership year in October was chosen to: (1) allow us to see how much we raise in membership dues (combine with other fundraisers) so that we can responsibly budget for the upcoming fiscal year which is January to December. And (2) the weather is good in October when the street reps will be passing out flyers and talking to residents about becoming a member.

The membership is per household – what does that mean?

MPCA wants everyone who lives in the Village to be able to enjoy the benefits of being a MPCA member.  Therefore, everyone who lives in your house in the Village – and considers it their permanent residence while they are living with you -- is part of your household. That includes parents/grandparents who live with you, grown children still living at home, foster children, etc. MPCA creates a Directory each year – all the adults in your household can be listed in the directory. This doesn’t mean that you can’t bring non-household members to events – it’s just so you don’t have to pay for multiple people to be a member!

How do I get started?

Go to www.mympca.org/membership and:

  1. Click on “Join” if you are not currently a member or “Renew” if you are currently a member and need to renew your membership for this year.

  2. Complete the sign up form – make sure to write down your password

    1. You may be asked to confirm your email as part of the sign up process. Check your inbox of the email address provided and verify the email to continue.

  3. Choose the plan you want – Pay Now or Pay Offline

  4. Complete your payment information on the Payment page. If you choose the “Pay Now” option, your membership will automatically renew every year and you won’t have to remember to do it every year! If you chose “Pay Offline” use the coupon code and you can then pay by check, cash, Zelle.

Can I pay online and get my dues paid quickly?

Yes, this is the option. When you choose this option, the payment page will ask for your credit/debit card information. This option also has an automatic renewal, so you don’t have to remember to renew your membership every year – the website does it for you! If you choose this option, MPCA does have to pass on the credit card processing fee of $0.88 for each membership. This will show up as a 4.4% tax at check out. This allows us to accept online payments without drastically raising membership dues to cover the debit/credit card processing fees.

How do I know my credit card information is safe?

When selecting a new platform for MPCA website, we were very careful to have it be a trusted company with security measures in place. We knew we would be taking payment for several reasons: membership, garage sale registration, and Arts in the Park participation, and we wanted a secure site for ourselves and our neighbors. Our website is powered by Wix, which is a leader in ecommerce. All Wix sites are compliant with the highest Payment Card Industry Data Standards to safeguard payment information and protect all transactions. They have 24-hour threat and fraud monitoring, so the MPCA website is just as secure as any other online retailer. For more information on Wix’s security standards, you can visit their site here: https://www.wix.com/website-security

I would rather not pay online – can I pay by check or cash or some other way?

Yes, we want you to feel comfortable with how you pay for your MPCA membership. When you navigate to the membership page (www.mympca.org/membership) and complete the sign up page, you will have the option to “Pay Offline.” If you are more comfortable with the Pay Offline option, select that membership plan and enter the appropriate coupon code in the COUPON CODE box to the right of the check out. This should remove the credit card boxes and you do not have to complete them to complete the registration.

Then drop or mail you check or cash in a sealed envelope with your name, address and $20 payment at the MPCA mailbox at the Community Building at 2829 Minerva Lake Road. You can also pay by Zelle.

  • Zelle payment can be made by indicating that the recipient is:

I don’t have a very good computer – can I just join the old fashioned way with a paper form?

Absolutely! A street rep should be contacting you in October. And if you miss that visit by the street rep, you can always contact MPCA and set up a time for someone to meet you at your home with a paper form and take your payment by check or cash. The Membership Chair is a long-time resident of Minerva Park and remembers all the years the paper form and check payment was the only option, and she is happy to help you do it that way also.

If you have any other questions or issues with the online sign up, feel free to use the “Contact Us” form on the website or email mpca.minervapark@gmail.com

I don't know the coupon code for the Pay Offline membership.

To obtain the coupon code for the Pay Offline membership, check the October and November newsletters or the MPCA Facebook page. Or, you can contact MPCA by using the "Contact Us" feature on the website or emailing us directly at mpca.minervapark@gmail.com

I paid online in previous years. Will that automatically renew my membership?

The automatic renewal option became available in October, 2022. If you paid online or used PayPal or Zelle prior to that date, your membership will not automatically renew. If you sign up to be a member and use the Pay Online membership plan, your membership will automatically renew from October 1, 2022 onward with the first auto renewal taking place in October, 2023. If you have questions about your membership status, please contact us at mpca.minervapark@gmail.com