I agree. I know I haven't been able to make it to many of the meetups, but I don't mind paying a few bucks a year to keep the group going, or being asked to do so each January. Having to pay up front might turn off new members.
On Mar 8, 2013, at 6:18 PM, Trisha wrote:
Personally, I'd rather have the yearly donation drive. For a few
reasons. One, some people may not be able to afford the fee. Two, if
you require a fee at or near sign-up, that may turn off people who
want to experience the group first to see if it's right for them.
Just some thoughts! :)