Introducing New Online Features for ASALH

ASALH has partnered with Avectra, an organization which specializes in online membership management, to enhance the features available to ASALH members and other visitors to our website. The incorporation of Avectra's new system on our website will make accessing special member information, purchasing items, paying dues, and updating information an easier and more enjoyable experience for both members and guest visitors.

Over the coming weeks and months you will see that we will be transitioning all aspects of member services and e-commerce to this new solution to better serve you and better coordinate administrative aspects of ASALH's major events, including our annual luncheon and convention.

Wherever you see this round "ASALH online" logo

ASALH Online Logo

on our website you will be able to use it to access features and items for purchase (including membership renewals) that have been moved to the new Avectra system. This new e-commerce setup will provide you with security during your transactions online and help us to process your orders and information more quickly. The process of moving all of our e-commerce services over to the Avectra system will take some time, so we ask for your patience as we migrate to this new system.



It is easy to access this brand new section of our website at

Some sections of the site are available to everyone; some sections are reserved for registrants only. The registrants only sections will require you to register via a login using an e-mail address and a password. The login is simply a way we can keep your personal information secure. Registration on the site is not the same thing as membership in ASALH; you will need to purchase a membership to have access to member-specific items.

There are several benefits for registering with ASALH Online:

  • Your registration allows you to login and perform tasks such as view your information, transactions and events.

  • Transaction confirmation from ASALH will be sent to you by email, normally within a few seconds.

  • Easily update your contact information and your organization information. You can also edit your settings on how you receive ASALH e-mails.

  • Quickly view open orders and invoices for event registration and product purchases.



All ASALH members whose membership expired in 2012 and those for whom we have e-mail addresses have been added to the Avectra system already as registered users with the e-mail address we have for you on file. A password has been e-mailed to you at that address. You may login with that e-mail address and assigned password on this page:

(If you forgot or don't have your password, click the "Forgot my password?" link and follow the instructions to reset it.)

If you did not receive an e-mail with your password, you may call our office to confirm the e-mail address that we have on file for you or you will need to register as a new user to access certain features at ASALH Online. You will be prompted to register when you make a purchase, pay your membership dues, or engage in other transactions on the website. If you'd like to sign up now, click this link:



Here are a couple of housekeeping items you should note so that you can use this new system effectively:

1) To ensure that you receive e-mails from the Avectra system, you should make sure you set your e-mail program's spam filter settings to allow ASALH email to come to your inbox. Specifically place e-mail addresses ending in "" or "" in your "address book," "contacts list," and/or also your "safe list" or "whitelist" to allow inbound email from these addresses to come to you unobstructed. If you do not receive a message (such as a password reset request) within a few minutes of requesting it, be sure to check your spam filter folder to see if it is in there and make these adjustments to ensure delivery of future e-mails.

2) Make sure your are using an up-to-date version of your web browser to view our site.

NOTE: The Avectra e-commerce system works best in Internet Explorer. It is STRONGLY encouraged that you perform all e-commerce transactions in Avectra using the a recent version of Internet Explorer. You can download a recent version below.

Choose the link below to update your preferred browser to its most recent version via internet download:

a. For Internet Explorer: Version 7 to 9 (Download the latest version of Internet Explorer here.) NOTE: Internet Explorer 10 is currently NOT certified for use with our Avectra system.

b. For Mozilla Firefox: Version 16 or higher (Download the latest version of Firefox here

c. For Google Chrome: Version 17 or higher (Downloade the latest version of Google Chrome here

d. For Mac Users: You may use Firefox, Chrome or Safari. For Safari, be sure to use the latest version from the Apple website.


We at ASALH want to do all that we can to assist you in this transition. If you need additional assistance, please contact us by e-mail at or call our office at 202-238-5910.

Thank you for your continued support of ASALH!