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Annual Voluntary Contributions Campaign

  • Sep 30, 2013 · 7:00 PM
  • virtual Meetup event

This is a virtual meetup to help people interested in making an Annual Voluntary Contributions toward Stamford Bicycling Group Meetup forum site maintenance, content management, and subscription fee.  A virtual meetup does not take place at any location of time.  It is simply an event placeholder for people to use to make the Voluntary Contributions using the payment system (i.e. Paypal) doesn't charge individuals to join the Meetup Groups,post events, or attend events. That is Meetup is free for members.

However, the Meetup Group Organizer (that's me) is responsible for paying a $20 monthly Meetup Group Subscription Fee as well as doing site maintenance and content management. The subscription fee is charge directly to the Organizers credit card. Some Organizers collect a nominal fee and meetup events, while others setting membership dues or a fee to join the Meetup group.

Stamford Bicycling Group does not charge membership dues or meetup fees at our gatherings like many other groups do. We instead ask that our members make a voluntary contribution toward the cost of the subscription, site maintenance, content management.  If you contribute and how much you contribute is up to you. If you are not an active member of the group, it is ok for you to choose not to contribute. In fact, it is ok if, for what ever reason, you choose not to contribute even if you are very active. When we paddle or meet for socials, no one asked if you paid a voluntary contribution. Voluntary contribution are a personal decision for each person to make individually.

However, does charge the group a subscription fee and someone has to manage the site.  If you use this social networking forum in any way you are benifiting from the fact that others are supporting the forum.  The Voluntary Contributions is not a fee for participating in any particular event.  As a member of the group forum you are utilizing the group whether or not you attend any paddle events or socials.  You are a user of the group forum simply by the fact that you chose to be a member.  Because you are a voluntarymember of the forum we ask that you voluntary contribute atleast $1.

What does that $1 contribution get you.  Well, also does not manage individual groups either.  Site maintenance and content management is the responsibility of the "group owner" (i.e. the person being charged for the site... me).  Some groups spread this responsibility out among co-organizers and assistant organizers, but SKG is managed by one person who serves as the site moderator.  The moderator devotes personal time making sure the forum is up to date.  (but, the site manager/Group Organizer is not an outfitter, guide, or group leader).

Anyway, To make it easier for members who want to pitch in a Voluntary Contributions, I have set up a Paypal account.  I am asking for only $1 per member, but many will not contribute.  The few that do usually contribute $10 to $20, and it is through their support that we are able to pay the subscription fee charged by

Please, make a contribution today to keep SBG going for another year by RSVPing yes and PayPaling $1 or more.

Thank you.


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  • A former member
    A former member

    Did another hour ride and had a wonderful ride. Love to have you join me next time.

    October 3, 2013

    • James Milton M.

      been trying squeeze a ride in. how fast/long you riding?

      October 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Where's the meetup in Stamford at 7pm Monday night???

    September 29, 2013

    • Peter

      This is a virtual event...meaning we are not really meeting (in real time and space). The event is just a way to make voluntary contributions via Paypal. Just RSVP "yes" and follow the instructions.

      September 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi All, I joined this group and for some reason, didn't do anything after joining. I am coming to the Monday night event and will contribute. If I can... I'm an actor and get work last minute on movies, tv, and commercials. so that is why I am reluctant to join a ride because I will have a last minute cancel often.
    I ride, when I find a day without work, from downtown Stamford up Long ridge rd and over to High Ridge and then up to New Caanan or North Stamford. I try not to ride during rush hour so I don't get run over... Drivers here are extremely rude. You might see my bike, I put a three-foot flag out on the left to warn cars off. (been hit 2 times.) It's helpful. I will bring my bike to show you and explain.
    Thanks, see you Monday... the cycling Gods willing.

    September 29, 2013

  • Dee

    from Dee and Paul S

    September 16, 2013

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