Proposed Bylaw Amendment for Membership Dues

Today’s post about a proposed Writers Forum bylaw amendment comes from the desk of our illustrious president Larry Watters.

Proposed Amendment to Bylaws

Currently:
8.1 Annual dues of $20 are due on January 1 and become delinquent on March 1 of the same year. Dues are payable in full for all, or any part of the current fiscal year at the time of payment.

Exceptions: High school students and college students shall be required to pay ten dollars ($10) annual dues. Initiation fees are waived. These members shall be entitled to receive the newsletter, attend and vote at meetings, and participate in all activities connected with the organization.

Amend to:
8.1 Annual dues of $20 are due on anniversary of joining, and become delinquent two (2) months later.

Exceptions: High school and college students shall be required to pay ten dollars ($10) dues. These members shall be entitled to receive the newsletter, attend and vote at meetings, and participate in all activities connected with the organization.

Note: Upon amending, all members that joined after January shall be accorded renewal dates of the month they joined.

Advantages:
1. Members joining later in the year will get a full year’s worth of privileges.
2. The potential loss of prospective members, who opt to not join because it is late in the year and to join later and forget or lose interest, will be avoided.
Disadvantages:
1. Minor increase in workload of Membership Director.

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4 thoughts on “Proposed Bylaw Amendment for Membership Dues

  1. I’ve been holding out for January.
    I know it’s only 20 bucks but, 20 bucks is 20 bucks.
    I think this is a very good idea.
    All in favor please signify by saying “Aye”.
    Those opposed………?

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