Membership Dues... Going up to $30 effective March 1, 2013 (Read below)

From: Carol T
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]


Carol, Organizer

This Meetup is community funded


Member dues are used to:
  • Cover Meetup costs
  • Help compensate organizers
  • Encourage more engaged members
  • Have a reserve fund
  • Provide supplies or equipment
  • Improve Meetups

30 day free trial

No credit card required

After the trial you must pay dues to be a member of this Meetup.

Cancel dues at any time.

Dues are billed each year.

Our Sponsors

  • FocusOn Studio (Carmel)

    $20/pers for a 3 hr, entire studio shoot...a min of 8, max of 12 (M-F).

  • Adobe

    Creative Cloud membership twice/year as giveaways thru drawings.

  • Focal Press

    25% discount on all photography books published by Focal Press.

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