The Association welcomes new Members.

Membership in the Association is open to any person of good character who has connections to the County of Kent.

NB: The County of Kent is defined as at the formation of the Association on 16 December 1897.

Applications for membership are handled by the Branches, and each Member (except the President) is assigned initially to the Branch through which they join. Contact details for the Branches can be found via the Branches page.

Each of the Branches is self governing and, therefore, sets its own annual membership fee.

Branch programmes vary considerably, depending on the needs of the membership. They usually include regular meetings, frequently with guest speakers, often include lunch or dinner gatherings, and may include excursions.

Branch activites are often open to Members from other Branches. For information on upcoming events, please see the Welcome page.

With the removal of government restrictions imposed in response to concerns about the coronavirus, it is to be hoped that there can be a resumption of Association and Branch activities. However, it is recognised that it is necessary for people to remain cautious and, consequently, it may be prudent to limit or cancel any scheduled event, possibly on short notice. All plans should, therefore, be considered as tentative and Members should check before travelling to any activity or event.