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PostPosted: Wed Nov 25, 2009 12:04 pm    Post subject: What do you think about Annual Membership Fees? Reply with quote

Okay... I've always left the finacial support for this web site and our group as a volunteer thing but to be honest not many people have contributed... in the last year... no one.

So I'm throwing around the idea of asking for an annual fee of $15 or $20 from our members. I'm not talking about a fee to join the forum but rather to join a unit in our group. To help pay for expenses... such as this web site, putting on events, etc.

Now I know that doesn't get the guy that comes out to our events in full kit but isn't in a unit. So, I would have to think of something else. Maybe a $25 fee for members and $30 fee for non members at games. Of course this would be games at private fields and would have to be agreed by the field owners.

I don't know... I just throwing ideas around. I hate asking for money and I'm certainly not doing this to try to make a profit... trust me when I say I'm not making any type of profit!

Anyways, this is your Group/Forum/Web site so let me know what you think.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 25, 2009 12:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ya there is nothing wrong with an annual fee. I'd be in for that. Lee you should also let the group how much you spend a year for the site. That way we know how much you spend on a site that we all enjoy..
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 25, 2009 1:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dogfood wrote:
Ya there is nothing wrong with an annual fee. I'd be in for that. Lee you should also let the group how much you spend a year for the site. That way we know how much you spend on a site that we all enjoy..


The web site a lone on is around $300 and I say around because that depends on the exchange US company) and how much bandwidth we use. This year I bumped up both the bandwidth and the harddrive space.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 25, 2009 5:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Perhaps have a thread that tracks the amount of donations received per year, versus how much you'd need?

That way, we can all see how close/far you are from your goal, and can make donations as appropriate.

I'm also fine with the annual membership fee.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 25, 2009 6:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I doubt many would mind passing a small fee on to you at some point during the year, I certainly don't.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 25, 2009 8:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well I look at it this way. Lee and this website, have become my Methadone. I must have it to abate my withdrawal symptoms. I know that I am not the only one. I can think of at least four other degenerates on here, that daily examine this site. What are they looking for, who knows but the are compelled to check, just maybe something new. How can I have my crack without being well informed about it. I might get bad crack. And that would lead to even bigger complications. So if I need to part with just a few more dollars a year, so that I get the bestest crack possible, so what.

I AM ALL FOR IT.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 25, 2009 8:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

shit....I had 20 bux in my wallet as a donation at the game, and totally forgot about it, haha, and this, after I made the post in the game thread, d'oh!

Whatever you decide, I'm good with.

Keep up the good work, it's appreciated.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 26, 2009 8:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

sdkfz234 wrote:
Perhaps have a thread that tracks the amount of donations received per year, versus how much you'd need?

That way, we can all see how close/far you are from your goal, and can make donations as appropriate.

I'm also fine with the annual membership fee.


Adrian, I don't mean to put you in the lime-light (well I do) but thank you very much for the $50 donation. It is greatly appreciated!!

Also please note that the donation are not only to cover the cost of running the web site but other costs throughout the year. Like renting a couple of tables for the Airsoft convention, materials for our History displays, etc.

If more money is collected then is needed for that year then great it gets banked for the following year or it goes towards bigger items like some type of canopy for the history displays so Ian doesn't look like a lobster at the end of the weekend or props for events.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 26, 2009 2:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lee, can you provide info for the methods of payment?
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 26, 2009 2:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

PanzerGrenadier wrote:
Lee, can you provide info for the methods of payment?


One of the following:

1) Paypal button on the main web site.

2) Email money transfer to ecasc539@rogers.com

3) Hand me some cash when you see me.

All are good.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 27, 2009 12:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Crash, thank you very much for the donation... greatly appreciated!
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 27, 2009 12:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Okay, I think I'm going to leave it as is... donations can be made by the members. I'll leave it up to you as to what you would like to give.

You will see a rank (that's what they call it not me) under your name.

Member - means you are on a unit and/or have come out to events on a regular basis.

Full Member - means you are on a unit and have come out to events. You have also volunteered at events. Example: Helped out at the Airsoft convention or one of the other events.

FULL Member
Site Supporter - All of the above plus has donated to help support the site. This also includes donating items to the group, like Wolf Pack donating an Officer's Tent. Or None of the above but they have made a donation to support the site.

Nothing - well you just have an account on the forum.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 27, 2009 2:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I heard about the opportunity to donate at the Nov 22nd game.
And as you know I had such a blast.

I would love to donate in a heart beat, if my dads birthday and Christmas not right around the corner.

When those 2 pass, and my dads health gets a bit more stable, expect a donation from me.
I apologize I am not able to get one to you sooner.

In the mean time if I am able to help out in anyway let me know and I will do whatever I can.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 27, 2009 8:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Forever_Kaos wrote:
I heard about the opportunity to donate at the Nov 22nd game.
And as you know I had such a blast.

I would love to donate in a heart beat, if my dads birthday and Christmas not right around the corner.

When those 2 pass, and my dads health gets a bit more stable, expect a donation from me.
I apologize I am not able to get one to you sooner.

In the mean time if I am able to help out in anyway let me know and I will do whatever I can.


No problem John, I also know that you are not working. You can donate any time throughout the year.

Thanks
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 29, 2009 8:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rob, Akos, Mark, and Jamie,

thank you All very much for your donations... they are greatly appreciated.
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