[Discuss] Greetings! And membership

Pierce Nichols pierce at logos-electro.com
Tue Jul 3 16:31:25 UTC 2012

I'm also cool with $100 for regular membership. I don't think that a
professor's recommendation in lieu of fees for students is a good
idea, because it imposes a paperwork burden for no obvious (at least
to me) gain. Generally, when I joined orgs as a student, I sent them
my check and a copy of my student ID and that was that. The only
exception was the AYRS, who asked for a letter from my department
confirming I was a student.


On Tue, Jul 3, 2012 at 9:11 AM, Devlin Thyne <dthyne at dh-global.com> wrote:
> I think $100 per year is reasonable for members. In other words: "I'd pay
> that!"
> As an alternative to paying membership fees for students, perhaps a
> professor or member's recommendation would work. That gets really close to
> judging merit and would cause additional work in the organization making
> such a membership option unfeasible.
> Thank you,
> Devlin
> On 07/02/2012 03:46 PM, Alicia Gibb 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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Pierce Nichols
Principal Engineer
Logos Electromechanical, LLC

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