NSTA is alerting its members, potential members, convention registrants, book purchasers, and others that there may be delays in crediting payments sent through the mail. This is due to the situation at the Brentwood mail processing center in Washington, DC, where NSTA receives mail containing orders and payments.
The Brentwood facility was closed on Sunday, October 21, 2001, due to the presence of anthrax spores in the mail sorting area. Anthrax is suspected in the deaths of two mail handlers. For those wishing to join NSTA, renew membership, register for a convention, or purchase books or other products, please be advised that credit card processing (either online, by phone, or by fax) is the best way to guarantee speedy processing of your order until normal operations resume at the Brentwood facility. Purchase orders should be faxed instead of mailed to speed processing. Unfortunately, NSTA has no way of knowing if your mail to NSTA is being detained at the Brentwood Post Office. If you have concerns about whether your check has reached us and your payment for an NSTA program or product has been credited, please contact us by e-mail or telephone. If you have already registered for an NSTA convention and have not yet received your confirmation, please feel free to contact our service team in our Information Center at (800) 722-NSTA. They can let you know if you have been registered for the convention. They will also be able to tell you if your membership has been processed. If you have concerns about your publications order, call (800)277-5300 and a customer service represenative can assist you. We apologize for any inconvenience. E-mail addresses: Membership: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Convention Registration: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Science Store: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Phone numbers: Membership/Convention Registration: (800)722-NSTA Science Store: (800)277-5300 Fax numbers: Membership/Convention Registration: (703)243-3924 Science Store: (888) 433-0526 -------- If you would not like to receive NSTA information by email, please follow this link: http://ecommerce.nsta.org/optout?[EMAIL PROTECTED] -- This is the CPS Science Teacher List. To unsubscribe, send a message to <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> For more information: <http://home.sprintmail.com/~mikelach/subscribe.html>. To search the archives: <http://www.mail-archive.com/science%40lists.csi.cps.k12.il.us/>