Memberships will be valid for one year through the end of the month. For example, a membership purchased today will be valid until the end of the same month in 2018. All Founding Memberships purchased through April 30, 2017, are valid through April 30, 2018.
In order for a membership to be considered a founding membership, it must have been purchased prior to April 30, 2018. Founding memberships must be renewed every year or their benefits will lapse. In addition to the prestige of membership in the founder class, founding memberships provide the same benefits as standard memberships.