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Suggested membership dues

From: Joel
Sent on: Monday, January 2, 2012 12:26 PM

Thanks for everyone's input on membership dues.  I have posted a link to annual "suggested membership dues".  The suggested amount is $3, but you can contribute as much as you want (even $1 would help us get to our final total).  Please don't contribute over $15 because I think that's too much for one person to give.  You should find the link over to the left of the Meet-Up homepage.  If you would like to contribute via paypal, my email address is [address removed].  Please indicate in your payment who it is coming from (I may not always know based on your email address/paypal ID).

I renewed our membership today, and good news, rather than being $144, I got a coupon and it's only $72 for the year!  I will keep you guys updated periodically on how much we collected and what the money has been used for.  If we exceed this amount in donations/dues, I will use it for things such as:

1) venue rental (this will give us more options for future meet-ups in the event we have to rent a space)

2) future year's meet-up payments

3) Costs required for meet-ups (for instance, we recently showed a movie and we had to pay royalty fees to the producer...fortunately that one was covered by a local church because we had no budget for it)

4) Food/drinks/etc for future meet-ups.  If we ever have pitch-ins and we need to provide something.


Again, I'll always let you guys know what the dues are used for.

These are suggested dues.  I don't want to lose members over this, so if you really can't contribute at $3, I understand, just please donate something in the future when you are able.

Looking forward to a great 2012 for this group!  Erin and I have a baby on the way, so we'll be very busy come May!!!  So we may need others to jump in and help out with scheduling or hosting meet-ups around that time.  Remember, anyone can schedule a meet-up!

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