Frequently Asked Questions

Logging In

Why should I log in?

When you log in you have access to all of your account information.  You can edit your profile to make updates to your information, set your privacy options, add an Avatar, check your event registrations, pay dues, and check your donation history.  You can also look up other members in the directory and even send them a message.

Where do I log in?

Click on the Log in button at the top right of the page and to the right it will take you to a page with a box for your email address and password.

Log in box example

I don’t have a password!

When you click on the Log in box at the top of the page, if you don’t have a password, or have forgotten your password, click on the blue Forgot password text.  Enter your email address, click the box next to “I’m not a robot” and click on submit.  You will receive an email that contains a link.  Click on that link and it will allow you to set/reset your password.

My Profile

How do I edit my profile?

Once you have logged in to your account, the upper right will display three things: your name, Change password, and Log out (the second two are self-explanatory).  If you click on your name, you land on a page that says, “My profile.”  Near the top of the page, you have options to see Privacy settings, Email subscriptions, Event registrations, Invoices and payments and Donations record.

Click on the white Edit profile box to make changes to your profile.  You can then update fields such as your address, phone number, etc., or add an avatar.

What is an Avatar and how do I add one?

An avatar is a thumbnail picture representing you.  It can be a picture of yourself or some other image that has meaning to you.  To add or change your avatar, click on the edit profile (as described above). 

  • If you already have an avatar, the text next to the picture will say Remove / change.  Click on that text and the avatar will be removed.  Add a new avatar as described in the next bullet.
  • To add an avatar, click on the Choose File button, next to the Avatar field name. This will open your pictures folder.  Choose an appropriate picture, and click the Open button.  The picture will be inserted into the Avatar field.


How do I control who sees my information?

On the My profile page, there is a blue Privacy button.  If you choose that option, it will show you what parts of your profile you will allow anyone, only members, or no one to see.  While on this page, click on the white Edit profile box, and it will allow you to make changes. 

Privacy settings example

  • The first thing to indicate is whether to be part of the member directory. Do this by clicking or unclicking the button that says Show profile to others (see red arrow). Note: this is automatically set to NOT show your profile to others.  You must opt IN if you want to share your information with other members.  Below you can indicate which pieces of information you want to share.
  • In the Details to show section you can click in one of the three columns (Anybody, Members, or No access) for each individual item (First name, Email, Phone, etc.) to indicate who gets to see that piece of information.  Make your selections, then click on the save button.  Note: the default settings show members your first and last name, if you have opted to be listed in the directory.

Members Only Page

Can I opt out of the directory?

You are automatically opted out of the directory.  You must change your privacy settings to opt in.  To see how to do this, go to the Privacy section above, and then look at How do I control who sees my information?


Why join, what are the benefits of membership?

Through their participation in ASCO, members can learn about and help preserve the Central Oregon archaeological record for future generations.  As a member, you may participate in presentations, field trips, and other society events. You will also have access to news of archaeological events throughout Oregon.  After completing a training course, you may become a Site Steward, and help monitor archaeological sites in Oregon.

How do I join?

From the main page of the website, click on the Join us link.  This takes you to the membership page. Enter your email address, click to check the I’m not a robot box, then click on the Next button.

  • If you are already a contact in the ASCO database, you will see a message that says the email is already in the database, and an invitation to log in.  If you do not have a password, click on Forgot password.  Enter your email address in the resulting text box, click to check the I’m not a robot box, then click on the Submit button.  You will receive an email and click on the link to choose a new password.  Enter and confirm your new password.  Log in, and follow the instructions to pay for your membership.
  • On the resulting Membership page, enter your information.  Note: the asterisk indicates required fields.  Click on the blue ASCO Privacy Policy link to review the document, then on the ASCO Code of Ethics link to review that document.  Once reviewed, click on the associated box to the left of the link to indicate you have read them.  Once all information is entered, click on the Next button.  You are given a summary of charges and the options to pay online or receive an invoice.
      • If you choose the Pay online button, you will be taken to a secure page to enter your credit card and billing address.  Once you have entered all information, click on the pay button.
      • If you choose the Invoice me, you will receive an invoice in your email.  You can second a check for $25, made out to The Archaeological Society of Central Oregon, and mail it to


PO Box 8146

Bend, OR 97708


How are donations used by ASCO?


Can I make a memorial donation?


Are donations tax deductible?


How do I donate?


How do I get involved?



How can I contribute pictures or articles?



Do I have to register for an event?


How do I register for an event?


Field Trips

How do I register for a field trip?


My partner and I are both ASCO members.  Can we both attend under one registration?


Can I bring a guest to the field trip?



How do I register for a presentation?


Is the registration the same for virtual and in-person presentations?



What is stewardship?


How can I become a steward?






If you have questions, or need help, send us an email at
Reference website or account question in the subject line.

Mailing address: PO Box 8146 Bend, Oregon 97708-8146


"Archaeological Society of Central Oregon" is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

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