[Discuss] Greetings! And membership

David Carrier dcarrier at parallax.com
Mon Jul 2 22:17:33 UTC 2012

     I'm all for keeping the student rate low.  A large portion of the 
commercial members could get their employers to pay for the membership, 
but students usually don't have any income, let alone someone to pay for 
their membership.  If we end up including things of value, like tickets 
to the summit, we could include them only in the full membership.  That 
way, students who want to be a member can, even if their fees aren't 
financially supporting us.  When students do want to participate, they 
can still pay what it takes to cover the costs, such as buying tickets 
to the summit.

--- David Carrier
Parallax Inc.

Dustyn Roberts wrote:
> Sounds fair to me! Maybe $30 for student rate?
> On Mon, Jul 2, 2012 at 4:46 PM, Alicia Gibb <pip at nycresistor.com 
> <mailto:pip at nycresistor.com>> wrote:
>     Hey all,
>     We're working on putting our by-laws together and introducing
>     membership. The main reason for membership is so that you all can
>     vote for things like future board members!
>     We've looked at a lot of membership strategies. Unfortunately, the
>     law around non-profits won't allow public votes on issues - only
>     the members of the group, so we want to have the most inclusive
>     membership possible. Some memberships are fee based, some are
>     merit based. Since we didn't want to get into judging merit, we
>     are considering moving towards a fee-based membership. We are
>     hoping to cover costs from domain hosting to assisting the Summit
>     costs with membership fees. Please give us your feedback on the
>     amount we're asking and the benefits of membership.
>     Annual membership: $100 per year
>     Student rate: Suggestions?
>     Benefits:
>     + Voting in board members (we hope to vote in 3 more board members
>     via membership in Sept.)
>     + Voting on other topics that require a broader community vote
>     + Reduced ticket prices for the Summit
>     + Opportunity to chair a program for OSHWA
>     + Sticker?
>     Thanks,
>     Alicia
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