|Sent on:||Friday, January 25, 2013 6:37 PM|
Membership Dues… Going up to $30 effective March 1, 2013
We’re implementing a new “Membership Dues” structure effective immediately.
Dues will increase to $30, effective March 1, 2013.
Everyone who is currently paid up, or, if they pay up between now and March 1, their dues will be $20; and they are paid up until March 1, 2014. You must be considered paid up by 12 midnight, February 28, to get the $20 rate.
On March 1, 2013, dues will become $30 per year. All dues from that point forward will be due on March 1st of every year.
Benefits of paid membership:
· Club sponsored PHOTO SHOOTS
· In-depth Education Seminars
· Club sponsored GALLERY SHOWS
· Photographer community discussions
· Website to display images
· Wide gamut of experienced and inexperienced photographers to bounce ideas off of
· Professionals in the industry featured as regular presenters at meetings
· Social events such as picnics and dinners centered around other photo-related events.
Club expenses (just some…)
· Organizer’s monthly cost to maintain the Meetup site is $19.
· Cost of having a meeting at the Carriage House or Propylaeum is $1/person/meeting. If there are 28 people present, the cost is $28. For 2 meetings/month with 20 – 25 people at each meeting...that is an expense of $40 – 50/month.
· Equipment needed in meetings: projector, laptop, screen, etc.
· Business cards, club flyers, printer, various equipment for some focus groups…. Example: Portraiture Focus Group equipment, even a used organ bench cost $7(not factored in....gas and time to go get it).
· Food and refreshments for some of the events and special socials.
1. Q: I paid my dues September 1, 2012.
A: You are paid up since September 1, 2013, has not rolled around yet. Your dues will come due March 1, 2014.
2. Q: I paid 2 weeks ago, January 5, 2013.
A: You are paid up since January 5, 2014 has not rolled around yet. Your dues will come due March 1, 2014.
3. Q: I paid my dues February 1, 2012.
A: You are current now, but won’t be come March 1, 2013. You have between now and March 1 to pay up at $20. If you wait until March 2, the rate is $30.
4. Q: I paid my dues January 15, 2012.
A: Your dues are due now, actually over by a week. You are past due. You have until March 1, 2013 to get in at the $20 rate.
If you do not know if you are paid up, please email me and I’ll check the records. My email is: [address removed]