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

  • Sep 16, 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!


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  • Ron R.

    Hi Biagio, I would like to pay, the group is certainly worth much more than that to me. This page doesn't seem set up for accepting Amazon payments - can you fix that, and I'll send you the money.

    September 16, 2013

    • Biagio

      OK you can pay me the $10 for the Voluntarily Donations
      when I see you at the mix n migle this saturday. No worries. Ciao and Thanks.

      September 19, 2013

    • Biagio

      Thanks Ron for your kind words!

      September 19, 2013

  • Meena T.

    sure fee is good and its not a lot, can I pay you in person when i meet you. and TY for running this club, appreicate it, its not easy and it is lot of work.

    September 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    There are many large groups but they don't collect fees. Most of them split the costs between all the hosts that post events often during the year. I ran one before and it doesn't cost that much to run unless you make it expensive.

    September 13, 2013

    • Biagio

      Diane well I run my group differently than you do. But I run one of the largest and most active groups and that most of my members enjoy and not complain. I put a lot of my time and effort which I make $0 on. I do ask that members pay the Meetup fees and expense that is why I ask for this simple 10.65 yearly Voluntarily Donation. I guess you don't appreciate all the work I put in to keep this group going Diane?

      1 · September 15, 2013

  • Peggy

    Can I ask how $11 dollar annual fee times 7,000 members is "to keep the group going?"
    That's $74,000

    September 15, 2013

    • Biagio

      lol that is funny what members think and what is actually going on. So first let me clarify less than 1% of the group actually pay the $10.65 yearly Voluntarily Donation. Out of that $10.65 Amazon take their cut so I get only $10 per member not this so called $11 as you so claim Peggy. I barley take in $200 a year and that is NOT enough cover the yearly Meetup fees and some other Meetup expense like printing out Meetup materials , supplies for the group, Meetup business cards , etc. Over the past 5 years I've amount to over $2000 of debt to run this group and cover Meetup expenses. So its time to understand the truth and stop making assumption Peggy.

      September 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I don't mind paying, but I wish you had stuff in the metro west area also! I see a ton of stuff in and near the Boston area?

    September 1, 2013

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