It's September, that time of year when we remember how to use some of that once-a-year technology. Now there are more and more options for paying for things these days, and we're doing our best to allow as many as we can. Log in to the web page for details about each.
Cash is classic, checks are just as good. You can hand them over or mail them in. Address information is visible when you log in.
PayPal started as a payment clearing house for buying things on the Internet, like stuff on Ebay. You can use your PayPal account if you have one.
PayPal is also our clearing house for credit cards. They've branched out now to being more of a full service merchant service, so they take credit cards, bank transfers, and a host of other services.
Venmo is strictly person to person, using mobile device apps to keep it simple and well-protected. You'll need to have a Venmo account of your own to send money to us that way.
The user list for this website has been pared down to those whose dues were paid. It's the first completely comprehensive cleanup in three years. The work is complete as of 2 Nov 2019.
For those of us that paid our dues, please log in to the website at least once before the end of calendar 2019, to be sure you are still a registered user and that Phill didn't make a mistake. If you did pay your dues and are having difficulty, don't hesitate to contact Phill () and get it straightened out.
If your username doesn't work and you know in your heart that you didn't pay this year's dues, you can contact Pam () and pay your dues, or use the Join Us link to use online payments.
And if you hear of someone who didn't get their newsletter, please refer them to this article on the website.
Update: if you haven't paid your 2016 dues, they are past due! Be sure to pay either via PayPal on the website, by check via mail, and in person at the October 8th meeting!
Remember that your dues are due (no pun intended) in September, regardless of your anniversary month. We realigned the dues year to match our activity calendar planning starting in 2015.
If you are going to miss the September meeting (and we hope you aren't, because it's a biggie and we'll present the activity calendar), don't despair. There are a few ways you can get your dues to Pam.
At the September meeting. Let's be nice to Pam and put cash or checks in an envelope with your name and Dues on it. Keeps everything neat.
If you already know you're crossing paths with a Board member, get it to them. They all talk to each other every so often. They like the envelope option too.
You can use the online option this year. Use the Join Us web page and act like it's your first time. Phill will get it all sorted in the background.
You can get your dues to Pam by mail if necessary. Let her know your plans if you need to, as she'll be putting together a reminder notification to those who miss September's deadline.
Please remember that you must pay by the drop-dead time - BEFORE the October meeting - to be included in the October celebration. Plus, you won't get newsletters any more, and then how will you know what's going on?
Can't remember when you joined, or when your dues are due? You're just like the rest of us. At the last Membership meeting Pam recommended a way to make things things simpler - everyone is due in September, when we kick off the active part of our year.
We'll set everyone's membership date to this September. If you've paid dues in calendar 2015, then you get until September 2016. That means free bonus months for quite a few folks while we make the transition.
Since we're sending the Newsletter from the Website, they'll automatically expire in September too. You can by PayPal or in person in September and it's all simple.
We'll firm up all the transition details, get the automation lined up. We'll get the nuts and bolts worked out and share those details at the May meeting.