Monthly reminder to pay our Annual $10 group Meetup fee to keep the group going

  • June 17, 2013 · 7:00 AM
  • The Meetup Web Site -time to pay the Meetup fee

Monthly reminder to pay the $10 group Annual Meetup fee to keep the group going. This is more for member's information and is not meant to sound that I am angry.

This is a Monthly reminder to pay the $10 group Annual Meetup fee to keep the group going. Also, to note that  Biagio is NOT getting rich from the group fees.

This is a yearly fee and NOT a monthly fee!

I am shocked to hear from many of my Organizer that our members think I am getting rich collecting on  the  voluntary $10 yearly group fees. I would if anyone paid the group fees. BUT  that’s is NOT happening! ……………….I get less than $100 dollars a year from the members meetup fees.

That means Biagio pays out of his own pocket to keep the group going to support your fun. How much has Biagio paid out of his own pocket to keep to group running over the last 5 years…ready for this ...its over $1000!............This is not fair and I am making a point to fix this now.

Biagio is pretty Poor and Not rich. Luckily, there hasn’t yet been a need for me to start to begging for money on the side of street……….. yet!

I just paid $72 last Jan 2013 and have only collected $40 from members for the group fee so far, if we cannot get members to pay this yearly voluntary $10 fee then I’m just going to let the group shut down due to lack of  funding when the next $72 payment in July 2013 is due.

Don’t forget,  I pay for batteries, supplies,  printouts,  signs, games, stands  etc. etc. to run this group its over $300 a year,  which includes the $144 a year ..Since I pay Meetup the $72 every 6 months!

So please be informed and realize what it takes to run a group this big. Oh and add to that I spend 30+ hours every week of my own time running the group which I get paid $0 for.

Please help keep the group going. Don’t let not giving $10 a year, every year stop all the fun. Oh and you don’t have to pay the $10 online you can pay the $10 in person or e-mial me to pay by check

Thanks and let’s keep the fun gong!

Biagio

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  • Sonia Y. K.

    Biagio-just read your note about 10.65 Meetup annual fee; I'm willing to pay my share and don't even get me started (as I'm on YOUR SIDE) w/people not willing to pay their share & your HUGE COMMITMENT AS A VOLUNTEER:) SHAME ON THOSE WHO THINK YOU'RE MAKING A PROFIT!!!

    You're speaking to one who knows what it's like to be a longtime Volunteer for a lot of groups. Fact is-I'm resigning from a 3 yr volunteer post as a Chairperson due to lack of support... People have NO CLUE WHAT IT TAKES TO BE ONE DOING ALL THE BEHIND SCENES WORK/TROUBLE SHOOTING/PERSONALITY CONFLICTS AND THE LIKE FOR SOMETHING THAT SHOULD BE ENJOYABLE AND FUN!!! UNLESS THEY'VE DONE IT THEMSELVES:):) IF YOU WERE PAID FOR WHAT YOU'RE WORTH AS A VOLUNTEER-YOU COULD PROBABLY BREAK EVEN & THEN SOME! Rock On, Biagio-as you deserve tons of kudos...:) Just met you & joined Meet up but from viewing all the wonderful groups/events online it doesn't happen by accident. Enough said and Mahalo.

    June 16, 2013

    • Biagio

      Thanks for your kind words and support!

      June 16, 2013

  • Biagio

    That link is on the main page under Voluntarily Donations
    $10.65 YEARLY . Its on the top left right uner the about us section.
    Sorry but in my view I am not able to post that link for some weird reason? ................Nancy do you see it now?

    June 11, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Can you provide a link where we can pay online?

    June 10, 2013

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