Re: [NYC-Photographers] Donations for NYC Photographers

From: user 1.
Sent on: Friday, September 16, 2011 2:14 PM
Wouldn't charging per meetup be a better idea? A dollar a meetup is still cheap compared to other clubs.
Stephen Gibson
In a message dated 9/15/[masked]:06:51 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time, [address removed] writes:
Hello Fellow Photographers,


First off, we want to thank you all for being active members of NYC Photographers.  It has been over 18 months since this meetup group first opened and we currently have a whopping 760+ members.  We can see a lot of you progressing in your skill by posting your photos and enjoying yourselves at the same time at our events.

Secondly, as the seasons change, we are encouraging everyone to list some ideas to hold future events. Please post them on our message boards.

Although we want to keep running this meetup group for free, times are really getting tough financially.  An idea was passed on earlier this week to my friend Saj, who is the Organizer of New York Shutterbugs, to ask for a $1 (or more if you'd like) annual contribution. We have decided to do the same.

Your donation will help us pay our $72 fee charged to us every 6 months by Meetup ($144 per year), as well as a small percentage charged by PayPal to collect the money. Any excess of contributions can be used for future meetups (we would like to look into studio rentals for model shoots), scouting and legwork, or just be held on the side to help pay for future Meetup fees.

There is a link on the left side of our homepage that will enable you to make your contribution through PayPal. Please note this is NOT a requirement; you can still be a member and you are more than welcome to attend our events. But any donation you can make will be greatly appreciated.

Thanks again to all of you.  We hope you will continue to come to our events and enjoy not only the love of photography, but each other’s company as well.


Best regards,

Sally, Howie and Bianca


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