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#21 Guest_Skipjack_*

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Posted 07 December 2010 - 06:33 PM

A dues increase is due, and in my opinion is essential. As Uland mentioned, adjust it for inflation at the very least. I know many are strapped for cash, but a homeless man panhandling can come up with $30 once a year. I may be luckier than some members, but live barely above poverty, and a once a year dues payment of $30 is pocket change. This argument is not valid. That once a month dinner out with your wife is more expensive. Well just go out eleven months a year.
If we have 500 members paying $20 per year we bring in $10,000. If a $10 increase caused us to lose 175 members we would still bring in the same revenue, and also save costs on printing AC. This loss of membership is not likely so I strongly agree with a dues increase. I think $30 per year is very reasonable.
If some members have a hard time coming up with the $30, allow them to work it off. Let them lick envelopes for membership. I would guess that some members if made known of hardship cases would gladly donate a few extra dollars to help someone out. If I recall correctly, I have personally paid for membership for at least two college students who were unable to squeeze out the extra cash.
Bottom line, a ten dollar increase will generate more money, sure a few people will quit, but the increased revenue will justify the loss.

Edited by Skipjack, 07 December 2010 - 06:34 PM.

#22 Guest_Irate Mormon_*

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Posted 07 December 2010 - 11:08 PM

I don't know where some of these numbers came from, but we are talking about an increase from US$20 to US$25. That is for US members. Canadian and overseas would increase according to the current exchange rates and mailing costs.

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Posted 08 December 2010 - 07:49 AM

NANFA is financially healthy so any dues increase will discussed in detail by the board once AC is back on track.

Any dues increase discussion is a distraction from the real issue. All the money in the world can't help an organization taht is insufficiently staffed. We need volunteers!
Please consider volunteering for AC, a seat on the Board of Directors, we could still use some regional rep positions or any other way you might be able to help the organization!

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Posted 09 December 2010 - 12:08 AM


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