Memebership changes

From: Eileen
Sent on: Monday, December 28, 2009 3:40 PM
Happy New Year

I'm sorry to say the recent economy has now affected our scrabble group. My financial situation may be changing soon and I have to be more judicious in my expenses. I have been paying for monthly Meetup membership for almost 3 years now. I have recovered some costs by collecting $1/week for regulars but this isn't very convenient: I often forgot to collect or felt uncomfortable collecting money. It was also not consistent since who attended every week was not consistent.

My current membership runs until May and would like to get enough paying members to cover that cost and the renewal costs ($15/month). If this doesn't work out I will probably discontinue the Meetup membership and we can just have our weekly scrabble games anyway, but without the ability to RSVP or cancel meetings ahead of time for weather or illness reasons.

The cost is <$1/week which hopefully doesn't break any one person's budget, but I would like it to paid in 4 month subscriptions ($15). You can pay by cash or check starting next week, or use pay pay or amazon as well.

You don't have to pay the first time you come, but after that payment is expected. I also hope this will encourage those intermittent players to come on a more regular basis, (often happens when someone has already pre-paid for membership, unless its for the gym in my case).

I like to keep our group's membership as accurate as possible so I've purged the membership list of members who have not checked the site in over a month, and will do this eventually to those who haven't shown up and haven't paid as well.

I apologize ahead of time for those who might have been purged or those who feel insulted by the membership dues change. Please don't take it personally, its just something that needs to get done to keep this group real. We rarely cancel, except for hazardous weather or road reasons, and I will not be able to refund those weeks, which are pretty rare from past experiences. It means it might cost you $1/week instead of <$1/week.

Any questions, feel free to email me.


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