ISSCA does send out reminders both before and after renewal/expiration dates.
In some cases, the member may not have kept their address information up to date and the reminder doesn't get to them. In other cases, there is no way of knowing if the member did in fact receive a reminder, but every effort is made to do some sort of reminder.
Every issue of Impala SScene has a mailing label, and it tells the member what their renewal date is.
Also, the ISSCA member badge that is sent to each mamber when joining or upon renewal has an Expires: (date) right on it.
The cost in both additional postage and staff effort to send out reminders is one of the areas that ISSCA has to look at--whether it is worth the effort to budget (more?) for this, etc--if there is a way that better results are achieveable, all suggestion are welcome.
We always have to remember that not every ISSCA member sees these Forum postings, so let's hope that if any ISSCA member knows of others who don't frequent this site, they'll do their part to make them aware of the renewal process--check their badge, if they aren't sure, or if you hear of a complaint that someone hasn't received a magazine. We are ALL volunteers--help out if you can!!!