Why should I be a member of the Vibration Institute?

  1. Discount on all meeting fees.
  2. Subscription to "Vibrations" quarterly magazine published by the Vibration Institute.
  3. Access to the "Members Only" section of the Vibration Institute National Website where past issues of "Vibrations" magazine are posted, a searchable library of papers published by the Vibration Institute on a wide variety of topics having to do with rotating machinery and vibration analysis, and new training videos.  If you're interested in learning more about vibration analysis from people who actually do the work, these benefits are a big deal.

Three Ways To Apply & Pay For Vibration Institute Membership:

  1. By Paying On-Line Below
    If you want to pay on-line, you can do so by using the Paypal link provided below.  Be aware that if you choose to pay online we do charge 5% to cover our costs associated with the use of Paypal.  Your total annual membership charge if you choose this payment method will be $100/year.  You don't have to have a Paypal account to pay using this method.  Any major credit card will be accepted.  Our membership chairman, Mr. Jim Berry, will be contacting you following your payment to welcome you to our chapter and request any additional information we might need to complete your membership.

    VI Annual Membership (Piedmont Chapter#14)
    Member Name
    Member E-Mail

  2. By Check & Postal Mail
    Please click on the hyperlink below to open an application for membership (pdf file).  Print out the application and send it in with your check to our local chapter address in Catawba, SC.  We will forward the form and your check to the National Chapter in Willowbrook, IL.  Your check for $95 must be made out to "Vibration Institute".

            Membership Application Form (pdf)

        Local Piedmont Chapter Address:   
Vibration Institute - Piedmont Chapter#14
                                                               PO Box 232
                                                               Hickory, NC  28603-0232


  1. By Calling The Vibration Institute Main Office In Oak Brook, IL At (630) 654-2254 And Paying Via Credit Card:
    Becoming a member of the Vibration Institute is easy.  Just call the main office in Oak Brook, Illinois at (630) 654-2254.  They can take your membership information & payment via credit card over the phone.  Please make sure to identify yourself with the Piedmont Chapter of the Vibration Institute when signing up.

    The contact information for the main office of the Vibration Institute is as follows:

    Vibration Institute
    2625 Butterfield Road
    Suite 128N
    Oak Brook, IL  60523
    (630) 654-2254


  1. By Going On-Line To The Vibration Institute National Chapter's Webpage ( And Paying Via Credit Card:
    Click on the "Membership" tab or link at to join the Vibration Institute on-line.  Payment is made via credit card.  You may want to call the main office at (630) 654-2254 after your on-line application is complete to ensure all has went thru ok.  Please make sure to identify yourself with the Piedmont Chapter of the Vibration Institute when signing up.


Questions about membership?       Please direct any questions about membership to our membership chairman, Mr. Jim Berry at (704) 333-9011, or you can E-mail Jim at the following