|Chapter Dues Increase Approved|
Chapter Dues Increase Approved
In July, VA-ASLA members were asked by the Executive Committee to comment on a proposed dues increase as follows:
Most individuals who responded noted that they would prefer the fees stay the same, but understood that sometimes it is necessary to
The main factor that led the Executive Committee to consider a dues increase is that the Chapter is always just getting along budget-wise and we have been unable to build up enough of a surplus to expand programming much beyond the Spring Conference. When comparing our dues rates to that of other, similar chapters it also seemed that we were on the lower side of the scale so a slight increase in our rates would not be out of line.
The state level advocacy we envision is a small social/informational event for the General Assembly while they are in session. This is part of the plan to get members in more contact with legislators so we're not just visiting them when we have a problem. It should be noted that our ongoing lobbyist's fee is being paid solely by donations from firms and individuals, and a monthly contribution from the Potomac Chapter. The only chapter funds that have been expended for licensure support were spent at the height of the crisis last fall.
As for public awareness, Jimmy Shepherd has been trying to get people around the state motivated to participate in the quarterly visibility events that have been held thus far in Richmond and Charlottesville. He is looking for local members to help take the events to the next level and additional locations.
Currently the Chapter receives about $14,000 in dues each year which is spent on administration, travel reimbursements for attendance at
If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact Mary Kidd