Membership Requirements (all steps must be complete)

Step 1:


Step 2(a): 

  • SOS is now an FR organization and therefore is subject to the FRSD Student Activity Fee for 7th and 8th-grade students (no activity fee for 6th graders)
    • IF you have already paid activity fee during the 2018-19 school year for your 7th or 8th grade student (sports like soccer or football or activities like band), then you already paid the activity fee at a previous date, and therefore can afford the REGULAR SOS dues fee.  The discounted SOS dues fee is only families who are sending $50 check to FRSD at the same time as paying dues to SOS. (Proceed to step 2b and pay normal rates for SOS dues)
  • IF you have NOT already paid activity fee during the 2018-19 school year  for your 7th or 8th grade student (SOS is your child’s first activity of the school year), then you must pay a separate $50 activity fee to FRSD. Since both $50 activity fee is paid at same time as SOS dues, families can pay the REDUCED dues fee.  (proceed to step 2b and pay discounted rate for SOS dues)
    • IF you have the ability or desire to pay full due price, SOS will gladly accept as an additional donation to train our members and serve the needy of our community.
      • Click here to print the activity fee form or to pay FRSD activity fee online for any 7th or 8th grader (only use if you have not paid the $50 activity fee this school year)

        • The check to FRSD for the Activity Fee is not sent in with the check for membership to SOS in the envelope labeled FR SOS.  There are 2 separate checks and 2 separate mailing locations:
          • FRSD Activity Fee Check goes to:
            • Franklin Regional Senior High School
              Director of Athletics & Student Activities
              3200 School Road
              Murrysville, PA 15668
          • SOS dues check comes to middle school in envelope labeled FR SOS and is either given to Main Office or to Mr. Cooley in room 201. (see more details below)

Step 2(b):

  • Membership Details and Dues Info

    • Any student in FRMS can join SOS at any time during the school year.
    • Membership in SOS allows students to participate in SOS throughout school year. Dues  to SOS are the life-blood of what pays for our ability to put together SOS events that help the needy and build empathy in our members.
    • SOS is a servant-leadership group that trains our members to attain empathy, organization, and leadership skills while they volunteer to serve the needy.
    • All new and previous members from past years are required to pay annual dues.
      • Send check (no cash accepted) made out to FR Serving Other Souls or FR SOS for annual SOS dues for 2018-19 school year
        • (no check for shorts..shirts purchased online, see link below). 
      • Dues can be modified due to financial hardships of a family
        • Select “financial hardship” when asked during online registration to reduce required dues

The traditional dues value is for families that have already paid the Student Activity Fee, and the reduced dues are for families that are paying activity fee when the register for SOS.  If you can afford the traditional, full price dues, please pay them since SOS pay for our ability to run our events at FRMS.

  • One SOS member in family dues = $40 per member annually
    • Check for $40 made to FR SOS with member name in memo
    • ($20 per member if pay activity fee WHEN registering for SOS)
      • Check made for $20 to FR SOS with member name in memo
  • Two SOS members in same family dues = $35 per member annually
    • Check for $70 made to FR SOS with both member names in memo
    • ($17.50 per person if pay activity fee WHEN registering for SOS)
      • Check for $35 made to FR SOS with both names in memo
  • Three + SOS members from family dues = $33.33 per member annually (4th member of family = free)
    • Check for $100 made to FR SOS with all member names in memo
  • ($16.67 per member if pay activity fee WHEN registering for SOS )
    • Check for $50 to FR SOS with all members names in memo
  • Send dues check to school with SOS member in an envelope labeled FR SOS or Serving Other Souls.  Students can leave the envelope at the main office with the secretary or bring to Mr. Cooley in Room 201.


Step 3:

Sign up for Remind.com text e-blasting service

  • ALL SOS members must sign up for Remind.com to receive text blasts about meetings, planned events, and emergency needs that arise in the community where we must act.

Step 4:

SOS Clothing Gear: Click here to visit SOS Clothing Gear Store

  • Credit card paid online (no cash or check accepted)  for shirts/hoodies
    • SOS members can purchase:
      • $13.95 short sleeve SOS dri-fit shirt (available in adult sizes)
        • youth sizes not offered
        • multiple colors offered this year for the first time!
      • $17.95 long sleeve SOS dri-fit shirt (available in adult sizes)
        • youth sizes not offered
        • multiple colors offered this year for the first time!
      • $26.75 SOS hoodie sweatshirt  (available in adult sizes)
        • youth sizes not offered
        • multiple colors offered this year for the first time!
    • New members MUST purchase at least one type of SOS gear to wear to events
    • Current members can purchase SOS gear if they wish to buy additional gear to wear to event.
    • All online payments go straight to Ithen Global (shirt company based on Grove City, PA) and not to SOS
    • Shirts will be sent to Franklin Regional Middle School at end of current store sale window.  Mr. Cooley will distribute shirts at next SOS meeting after shirts arrive at FRMS.
    • SOS Gear Store will only be available for specific windows of dates throughout year.  If you join when the window is closed, please contact SOS for instructions on how to attain the SOS gear you wish to purchase.
    • For logistical reasons, SOS and Ithen Global agreed to only offer adult sizes to lock in the lowest price point for our members ordering shirts.  
    • NEW SOS members can ask for assistance due to financial hardships if can not afford shirt.
      • (select “financial hardship” in online sign process listed below in regards to shirts info)
    • Contact SOS  (click link) to send us email if issue with online purchases with credit card
      • This needs to be used extremely rarely.  SOS is permanently moving to online purchases for our shirts through Ithen Global, and with the online SOS store, Ithen Global extends discounts to SOS on shirts. Shirts are $15 (short sleeve), $20 (long sleeve), and $30 for hoodie IF ordered outside of the online gear shop.  SOS signup allows members to claim financial hardship if cost of gear is too high.

Membership Details and Dues Info

Annual FR SOS Yearbook Pics

2016-17

2015-16

2014-15

2013-14