Post by ladybugkids on Nov 22, 2009 22:05:51 GMT -9
The benefits of a GeocacheAlaska! Premium Membership are defined in the GeocacheAlaska! by-laws:
"Premium Members will be eligible to vote, receive discounts to GeAK! events when a fee is charged and for geobling (coins, pins, patches, etc.)."
For $20/year, an Alaska geocacher is eligible to:
1. Vote in the annual GeocacheAlaska! Board of Directors election. If you aren't a Premium Member yet, you can join at the November 23 GeoFest and vote by paper ballot for the 2010 Board of Directors.
2. Receive premium membership discounts. This year alone, premium member discounts are/were:
a. Indian Summer Event: $2.00
b. GeoFest: $3.00
c. Bronze Geocoin: $0.50 each
d. Silver Geocoin: $1.00 each
e. Gold Relief Geocoin: $2.00 each
f. Bronze geopin: $0.25 each
g. Silver geopin: $0.25 each
h. Calendar: $2.00 each
so if a cacher participated in each event with a fee and bought just one of each geobling item, that cacher would have enjoyed a $9 savings and recovered nearly half of their membership dues. Purchasing more geobling would result in even more savings!
Of course, one might want to support GeocacheAlaska! by becoming a Premium Member to help underwrite the cost of hosting the website
, to provide seed money for future geobling projects, and to cover out of pocket expenses for hosts of events without fees. That's where one form of altruism comes into play.
And who knows? Once GeocacheAlaska! gets its legs under it and becomes self-sufficient, dues may be reduced or eliminated altogether. Wouldn't that