December 19, 2012 · 7:00 PM
You might have noticed when you joined that we are asking for a $2 annual due to be paid by each member. Quite simply, meetup.com isn’t free. It costs about $200 a year to just put the site up and schedule events. A lot of our events are free, like the concerts at Millennium Park or you pay your portion as with our BYOB dinners or occasional tastings. Laurel and myself are not in meetup to make a profit. This is not a business or revenue generator for either of us. However, we do feel the group should be self supporting.
To those of you who have paid the $2.00. THANKS!!! And we are not asking for payment for this year from you.
For those who haven’t yet made their payment, the next quarterly fee is due shortly. I have created a virtual calendar event to make payment easier and recognize those who have paid. Please RSVP yes with your $2 by the end of the month. You can pay Laurel or Katie in person at an event and we can update your RSVP. It would be a shame to see the group fold again if we do not raise enough dues to cover our meetup.com fees.
Any surplus would be funneled back into the group and used toward future events. At this time, we are going to end the year in the red so there is no surplus. I may have to consider raising the dues next year. Thanks so much for understanding and paying your dues at your earliest convenience. If you are unsure if your dues are paid you can check your profile here and see for sure.
Again...if you have paid - THANK YOU, ignore this. There will be no physical meeting, this is just the best way to collect the $2.00 and keep a record.
Laurel and Katie