Reinstate Your Membership If you were previously a member of SPE, you have two options for reinstating your membership.. Reinstate Option 1 | Retain your original join date. This option allows you to pay outstanding back dues and keep your original join date. Your reinstated account will not reflect a lapse in membership. View the benefits. Option 2 | Receive a new join date. You will only be responsible for paying the current year’s dues, and the date you reinstate your membership will be considered your join date. Please note A reinstatement fee applies to both reinstatement options. The SPE membership year is 1 January though 31 December. Members who choose Option 2 and join after 1 September pay for the following calendar year and receive the remaining months of the current year at no additional cost.