So, we have altered our dues thusly:
Annual dues are $24 (basically $2/month) (Still a great deal and comparable with other art guilds.)
Everyone's dues are renewable and payable in January.
New members joining mid-year will pay a pro-rated amount, renewing at full rate the next January
Keeping track of who paid and when will be easier. We want to be able to provide materials for our hands-on meetings and PMC is expensive! So we'll have more of a budget to use during the year for things like:
- Small courtesy honorarium to engage non-member outside speakers*
- Supplies for meetings
- Budget to purchase PMC and supplies -we have PMC3 on hand for purchase at market price.
- Reimbursements for supplies needed for our hands-on meeting topics
- Chapter expenses (we don't have many)
We are looking into dues payment online with a Paypal account. Online payment will likely have a $1 processing fee attached.