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Re: [NYC-Photographers] Donations for NYC Photographers

From: Cia
Sent on: Sunday, September 18, 2011 12:08 PM
With an annual fee of $1 and 760+ members, that money collection more than covers anticipated expenses. Count me in, Sally.  I must ask who will be keeping track of contributions. Trust me you don't want to take that on all by yourself. 

Stephen Gibson <[address removed]> wrote:

>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_ 
>(http://www.nyshut...­) , 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 
>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 
>Best regards, 
>Sally, Howie and Bianca 
>Please Note: If you hit  "REPLY", your message will be sent to  everyone on 
>this mailing list ([address removed]_ 
>(mailto:[address­ removed]) )
>This  message was sent by Sally ([address removed]) from _NYC 
>Photographers_ (http://www.meetup...­) .
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