Do you need to be a member of the NMRA to register for the convention?

No, you do not need to be a member of the NMRA to register for and attend the convention. However anyone who is not a member of either the NMRA, or an independent group that is participating in the convention, will be asked to pay a nonmember surcharge of $25 (due from only one member of each family registration group) as a part of their registration. This surcharge may be used as credit toward full NMRA membership if purchased before the end of the convention. All registrants may participate in any of the convention tours and activities except only NMRA members may enter the Model and Photo Contests.