Chuck "Sarge" Dugan - Joined the High Desert Pod and started cooking chili in 1988.  Sarge was very instrumental in the growth of CASI and chili in the state of Arizona. Join CASI
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 Become a Member of the Chili Appreciation Society International



Members in CASI receive the Terlingua Trails Newsletter with monthly updates on cookoffs and loads of valuable information for chili cooks and connoisseurs. Members also are automatically eligible for participation in pod activities and cookoffs, as well as attendance at the annual Terlingua International Chili Championship© in Terlingua, Texas. Chili Appreciation Society International, Inc. is a non-profit charitable organization, so your membership may be tax deductible. To view a sample copy of the Terlingua Trails click here.

Online memberships and renewals

To join the Chili Appreciation Society International, and use your credit card to pay your dues, click on the appropriate selection below.  CASI uses the services provided by PayPal.com to securely process your transaction. When entering your information into the PayPal system it is important that you enter a "Shipping Address".  This is important in that this is the address that your monthly copy of the Terlingua Trails will be mailed to.  This is also the address that any correspondence from CASI will be mailed to.

Annual - Individual - $15.00

Annual - Corporate - $100.00

Lifetime - Individual - $225.00


Mail-in memberships and renewals

To join the Chili Appreciation Society International via mail, click the link below to print the application and follow the instructions on the form

CASI Membership Form