Auxiliary 2013 Dues Payments

Post date: Sep 29, 2012 8:44:47 PM

Important Information Regarding 2013 Auxiliary Dues

We have begun accepting dues payments for the 2013 membership year. I just wanted to make you are aware that National ALA has mailed out dues notices incorrectly showing the 2013 dues amount as $20. Dues should have been noted as $25. They were raised in response to raising of the amount that goes directly to the National ALA beginning with the 2013 Membership year.

In addition to the National Dues payment a portion of your annual dues goes to pay State and District Dues which helps to fund the various programs offered by each of these entities. As far as your home organization, the Bath Women’s auxiliary does not consider dues a fundraiser. The amount we keep is small and is used to cover the mailing of membership cards, letters to members, and other membership related expenses.

After considerable discussion and review of our budget, the membership voted during a regularly scheduled meeting this spring to raise the dues to $25. Not doing so would require us to use some of the funds we raise for our local efforts to support our veterans and community to pay our dues. We did not feel this would be in keeping with our mission.

I apologize for any confusion the dues notice may cause and appreciate your continued support for the Bath Women’s Auxiliary and our Post.

If you have any questions regarding this or any other Auxiliary matter, please feel free to contact me; and as always all registered Auxiliary members are welcome to attend our monthly meetings held the second Thursday of each month at 6:30 pm. We post notice of the meeting the week before on the Legion’s whiteboard as a reminder.

Thank you again for continuing your membership and supporting our efforts to our veterans, their families and our community.

Theresa Micheaux - President

Bath American Legion Women’s Auxiliary