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Dateline: 5/1/2018

There are a number of revenue streams that support our Scholarships and Veteran’s Support programs. Our largest capital outlay each year is the six ROTC Scholar-ships (currently at $600 each) that are primarily funded through the dues revenue. Direct donations to the scholarship fund and monies from the 50/50 make up the remaining scholarship funding stream. Our support of Veteran’s activities, although lower in cost than the scholarships, depends on the dues monies and the direct contributions made for this purpose each month.

With a key area of support coming from our annual dues, it is critical that we make every effort to keep members current in their dues payments. A couple years ago we restructured the dues schedule to provide reduced rates if a member would agree to electronic receipt of the Officer’s Call (OC). The savings from post-age and printing costs are significant and this allows us to provide reduced dues to those members opting for this delivery method (especially with the costs of both printing and postage constantly rising).

One area we neglected to take into consideration for implementing the electronic version of the OC was a method for notifying members of their dues status. The mailing label on the paper copies of the OC contains the “paid through” date of your dues.

So, how do we communicate to you, our members, of dues renewal times? Well, if you receive a paper copy of the OC you will continue to be notified of your “paid through” date on the mailing label. You can then follow the directions on the OC cover to make a payment.

As you can imagine, it is a big task to track the dues status of over 125 members with membership expiration dates that vary based on sign up date and mem-bership length: one year, two years, or three years, then notify them when their membership will expire. The Board of Directors has voted to change all membership expiration dates to December 31st. Now eve-ryone's membership will expire on December 31st of the year indicated on the mailing label or in the subject line of the e-mail, with dues for renewal due on January 1st of the following year. The Board of Directors will be notifying “Electronic Delivery of OC” members of their membership status in the e-mail that de-livers their Officers Call. Those members who receive paper copies will have reminder stickers on their copy of the OC.

If you have input on these options please drop me a line at drewhoffman49@gmail.com or at 822 Westlake Drive Ormond Beach, FL 32174. Thank you and remember:


Capt. Andrew Hoffman, USAF (Ret.), Treasurer 

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