|Sent on:||Wednesday, November 16, 2011 4:40 PM|
It’s getting to be that time of year again. I can’t believe the year is going by so quickly! I just paid the fees for the next 6 months for the Meetup site. Annual dues cover January 1 through the end of the year. We had 34 members contribute for this year. So, we are only $20 in the red at this point. Thank you all for your support!!!
Now for some exciting news! Since I expect there to be a surplus of funds this coming year, I want our group to have a charitable mission to go along with all our fun. It won’t require you to do anything at all, EXCEPT, pay your annual dues. Woo hoo! Every penny above the group expenses will go to the Jacksonville Humane Society. That’s right, every penny, I (and all the organizers of our group) do not take any compensation for our time (except for all the fun that we have with you!) and will continue that tradition.
My mother was an enthusiastic supporter of the humane society in Ormond Beach and had adopted about a dozen pets during her time with us. Cats were her particular love. The three dogs that I have had during my adult life were all rescued. I believe that we can all feel great about supporting such a good cause. Jacksonville Humane Society is a no-kill shelter.
So, going forward, the annual dues will be set at $10 for the year. In order to minimize my having to remind everyone about dues, if paid before the end of the year, you can take a $5 discount. So, when I ask for folks to remit their dues, I’ll be working for donations for the Jacksonville Humane Society. New members will be able to take the discount if their dues are paid within 30 days of joining.
Thanks again for making this such a FANTASTIC group! You all are truly wonderful people and I am very lucky to know you. I look forward to getting to meet you all as we play.
Breathe DEEP! Smile BIG! And………Get your game on!!!