This just changed about a week ago. The old address is still good for the rest of the year so we won't miss anything. The new address goes directly to the admin. so your membership will be processed faster.
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I just called and talked to Jackie at the new admin office. Very pleasant and eager to help us members. I wish her the best of luck in this new (for her) position!
Ditto, just spoke with her to make sure my membership was still valid, very personable. Always found Karr to be helpful too.
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I just sent in my $27 to join about a week ago!
i dont have to pay another fee in a month (2004)? do i?
Memberships are based on the date you joined....so regardless if you upped Nov 15th or Jan 14th, that's your anniversary date. Nothing to do with calendar year.
Woody has it absolutely correct, based on 1 year from join or renewal date.
I also want to note Multiple Year renewals work great too! Just multiply the amount by the number of years you want to renew for and send it in. We are making sure folks who use multiple years still get their yearly dash plaques and such.
This saves everyone a lot of work and TLCA will be pushing multiple year renewals a lot in 2004. You will certainly see it on the new Renewal Remittance Envelopes we'll be sending to everyone in their 2nd to last issue of Trails.
Just multiply $27 by the number of years you expect to live and cut a check.
Actually, are lifetime memberships a good idea from the Association's point of view?
Once you get your lifetime membership, you essentially no longer provide any regular
funds to the organisation. I don't know how much money the memberships generate
as compared to other sources of revenue, but I'd imagine it's significant.
How about an alternative? Pay your membership for X number of consecutive years,
and get a commemorative card for it, and a discount on all future renewals until you
let one lapse? Status symbol, incentive to stay current, and doesn't really cut into the
Association's budget too much. Just a thought.
Hey, wow! I just took advantage of one of the benefits of membership. Woohoo!
Interestingly, every banner advertisor on the 'MUD site has the option to use paypal...and every one has thus far sent in a business check. From a record-keeping standpoint, I can see why they would, particularly businesses of any size.
Unfortunately, I finally need to set up an actual bank account under the business name....tomorrow's project...
Blue ribbon and United have long term membership. I know United is incoporated and has the ability to do this. Im thinking since TLCA is a not for profit organization we are limited to what we can do. The TLCA is a member of Blue ribbon and United, Both of these are huge organiztions and growing. I'm wondering if anyone ever thaught about examining the pro's and con's of becoming incorporated? Just a thought and thanks for reading.