What’s with the membership fee? When do I have to pay it and why?
To lift in any APF or AAPF sanctioned event, you must have a current membership. The cost for an APF or an AAPF membership is $30. To concurrently be a member in both is $40. You must be a member the day of the event, although you may register to be a member at the weigh-ins before the meet. If you are a current member, you must present your membership card at the meet. After you first become a member, you must use the carbon copy of your application as your membership card. With a couple weeks, however, the APF will send you your card in the mail. Your APF membership is good for one year from the purchase date.
The annual fees you must pay to the APF mainly goes towards paying for the duties and salary of APF Office Manager Amy Jackson. Amy takes care of all the records, money, paper work, and administrative duties associated with running the organization. If you break an American or World record, for instance, you receive a certificate in the mail free of any additional charge.