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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Frequently Asked Questions
When should I join MPCA?
You can join MPCA at any time. The membership drive begins in September of each year. Your membership is good for 12 months after the date you sign up. 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.
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:
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.
Complete the sign up form – make sure to write down your password
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.
Choose the plan you want – Recurring Payment or One Year Payment
Complete your payment information on the Payment page. If you choose the “Recurring Payment” option, your membership will automatically renew every year and you won’t have to remember to do it every year!
Can I pay online and get my dues paid quickly?
Yes, you can sign up and pay online. There is an automatic renewal option, so you don’t have to remember to renew your membership every year – the website does it for you! Or, you can choose to sign up online for one year, but you'll need to renew each year. If you choose to sign up online, 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), you can download the membership registration form. Drop or mail your check or cash in a sealed envelope with the membership sign up form. Your membership can be placed in the MPCA mailbox at the Community Building or mailed to 2829 Minerva Lake Road. You can also pay by Zelle.
Zelle payment can be made by indicating that the recipient is:
name: MINERVA PARK C
I don’t have a very good computer – can I just join the old fashioned way with a paper form?
Absolutely! You can download the membership registration form and place it in the MPCA mailbox at the Community Building, mail it to 2829 Minerva Lake Road, or wait for a street rep to stop by. 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 email@example.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 Automatic Renewal membership plan, your membership will automatically renew 12 months from the date you sign up. If you have questions about your membership status, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org