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Subject: Re: [NY-TROY-IRISH-GENSOC] Message from your local officers: Ideasneeded!
Date: Fri, 15 Dec 2006 20:17:01 -0500
I don't live in Troy, am not officially a member, but think it is a great
site and have found information on my ancestors - all for free!
My suggestion -- Ask for direct donations and post a link a the site for a
method to do this.....as for me -- I....send me the address I'll make a
'Tis the Season!
On 12/15/06, Donna K. Vaughn <> wrote:
> At our local meeting last night, we discussed ways that TIGS might be able
> to increase our Treasury to meet the rising costs of such items as printing
> flyers, postage (for a planned newsletter), scanning, copying, publicity, an
> organizational banner, etc. One of the suggestions discussed was raising
> the cost of dues next year. An increase to $10 a year was one suggestion,
> and another suggestion was to have this be a "per household" membership
> fee. These are just 2 possible ideas.
> Our website will continue to provide a lot of valuable information without
> charge. We want to grow and expand the organization, and provide even more
> information on our website and beyond. For example, soon there will be a
> lookup section, at no cost, offered by volunteers. But there are expenses
> connected to some of our resources and projects that the organization will
> need to cover.
> Therefore, we are asking the list for any comments and suggestions for
> increasing our Treasury, including your thoughts on raising dues next
> year. We encourage you to post your ideas to the list for discussion, but
> if you feel more comfortable, you can contact any of the officers off
> list. Our E-mail addresses are on our website.
> Thanks for taking a moment to read this, and we hope you will share your
> thoughts with us.
> Donna Vaughn
> Current President of TIGS
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