|Sent on:||Friday, March 30, 2012 8:39 AM|
This email is for those in the group who actively participate and get something of value from our gatherings. Every six months I pay the dues for the site. I just paid them again.
Some Meetup groups charge $5 or $10 for participation in every event that comes along. I've chosen to run the group on a donation basis. Since the beginning of September we've had 12 Meetups! Some of you regularly bring wine, drinks, food, etc. Jill and I contribute food, drinks, napkins, glasses, plates and my Principal Broker, Lynnea Miller, has generously given us the use of a wonderful office space with a great monitor for sharing our photos with each other. The work behind the scenes does take time. If you'd like to see how much time, offer to run one of these events and be the point person for the incoming photos and questions that come my way almost every day of every week. J I do it because I enjoy it, even if I have little time right now to shoot photos myself. I learn from each and every one of the members who participate in the group. That's another reason I enjoy the group.
I just paid the dues for the next six months again and over the course of the next few Meetups (have to get more scheduled) feel free to make a donation to the group. If you can afford a cup of coffee while out and about, then a contribution towards the dues every six months probably won't break the bank. I don't do this for profit, but for the enjoyment of being able to bring interesting people together to share their enjoyment of photography with each other.
It's been very rewarding to see how the group has changed and grown over the last year. Thanks to all the members - you are the ones who make this such a great group!
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