I never got an application this year from either side. I simply asked about renewing when I went to get my wristband in Orange Beach. They had a little white form (I'll see if I still kept it) that was more like a receipt. I suspect I'm going to have to pony up the $55 (in addition to what I already paid) to keep the APBA membership.
I'm just a fan who likes to be in the loop with regard to her favorite sport. All this junk is really starting to turn me off though.