|Sent on:||Thursday, January 31, 2013 6:34 PM|
I tried to stay away from this, but I need to cover the expenses and wish to do more as far as giving back to the group. Maybe paying for some group camping, etc... I also am aware of the fact that most other groups charge a fee. I think that it is reasonable to ask for $15/year as that is just slightly more that $1/month. I like to think that with the amount of time and energy that I put into these groups members are getting a great value.
For those that are currently members, I will offer a grace period of 60 days. As of March 2nd I will charge current members $10.00 for the rest of this calendar year. Thereafter dues will be $15/year.
Any new members that sign up will be required to pay the $15/year within 30 days.
I hope that this doesn't alienate too many of you. I think that this will also increase participation as we will not have people signing up and then we never hear from them. As members pay I will place the year after their name to show they have paid.