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NESA Dues Increase, Effective July 1, 2011....

Postby RWSmith » Thu Mar 10, 2011 7:31 pm

NESA wrote:"The national NESA Committee has voted to increase NESA membership fees effective July 1, 2011. This is the first increase in nearly 20 years. The current fees are only $25 for a five-year membership and $180 for life membership. Beginning July 1, the fees will increase to $35 for a five-year membership and $250 for life membership."Official announcement from NESA (March 10, 2011)

If you've been considering joining, or getting your Life membership, now's the time... before it goes up.
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Re: NESA Dues Increase, Effective July 1, 2011....

Postby wagionvigil » Fri Mar 11, 2011 7:54 am

Sure glad I bought a life mebership at the JAMBOREE
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Re: NESA Dues Increase, Effective July 1, 2011....

Postby RWSmith » Fri Mar 11, 2011 12:53 pm

Yeah, got mine a few years ago.

If you're an Eagle Scout, now is definitely the time to bite the bullet and support NESA; but, save yourself $70 before it goes up to $250. (Maybe you could contribute your savings to your local FOS. :mrgreen: )

Comparatively speaking, my DAV LM was $150 a few years ago. If my memory serves, it went up to $250 the following year. However, OT1H, DAV ran a lengthy LM campaign (about a year) encouraging LM at such a ridiculously low price. OTOH, DAV knew they were going to raise the price, but withheld that fact until the latter part of the campaign. Even so, their LM campaign was very effective.

What I'm getting at is: Now that NESA has announced the dues increase, I sincerely hope they have a LM campaign plan in place. If not, they're gonna loose out on a very real opportunity to seriously boost LMs before the price increase -- Once June 30th passes... that opportunity will turn into a pumpkin.

In fact, I'd go so far as to say, NESA might consider extending the dues increase date out to December 31, 2011*.

  • This would give folks (young or old, well-to-do or not) adequate time to "budget" $180 towards a NESA LM and feel like they're getting a great deal.
  • And, quite frankly, I'm thinking of it as a "marketing" tool, you know? -- "This is such a great 'deal', we're extending it, just for 'you'! -- You just can't let this opportunity pass by!"
  • Plus, it would give NESA a more appropriate amount of time to run an effective LM campaign.

JMHO.

*NOTE: It may be that NESA's FY runs from July to June... just guessing. Personally, I think extending it out to next July would not be worth the effort. If it's just too much trouble to make the bean counters handle the dues increase in the middle of their FY, then just press forward as it is; but still... launch a crash LM campaign over the next three months! And, I'm not talking about just pushing it through social media alone. I'm talking about boots-on-the-ground, personal appeals (handshakes and flyers; even telephone calls) by those who are already NESA LMs at Roundtables, et al.

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Re: NESA Dues Increase, Effective July 1, 2011....

Postby smtroop168 » Fri Mar 11, 2011 6:42 pm

I think I can renew 7 times for 5 years @ $35 each which is less than a LM...that'll take me to 90. :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: NESA Dues Increase, Effective July 1, 2011....

Postby Bill Pitcher » Sat Mar 12, 2011 8:36 pm

And I'm 10 years older Matt, so 5 renewals gets me to 90 and that's only $175. :? :?
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Re: NESA Dues Increase, Effective July 1, 2011....

Postby RWSmith » Sat Mar 12, 2011 9:26 pm

Hmph! .... Well, maybe they'll give you old guys an ARRP discount. :wink:
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Re: NESA Dues Increase, Effective July 1, 2011....

Postby wagionvigil » Sun Mar 13, 2011 10:01 am

They had a reduced fee at the Jamboree. Actually I just wanted the Patch ROTFLMAO
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Re: NESA Dues Increase, Effective July 1, 2011....

Postby RWSmith » Sun Mar 13, 2011 10:05 am

wagionvigil wrote:They had a reduced fee at the Jamboree. Actually I just wanted the Patch ROTFLMAO

Frankly, adding to my suggestions (above), they really should offer a reduced LM fee for grey, er... bald, er... silver Eagles (like us). :?

Say, $35 X 4 = $140.00 (So, round it up to $150.00 for any Eagle over 55, or something like that.)

Again, just thinking "marketing" out loud... $150.00 is a lot more than ZERO.
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Re: NESA Dues Increase, Effective July 1, 2011....

Postby wagionvigil » Sun Mar 13, 2011 11:22 am

I think I paid 125 or 150 at Jambo
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Re: NESA Dues Increase, Effective July 1, 2011....

Postby smtroop168 » Sun Mar 13, 2011 11:34 am

wagionvigil wrote:I think I paid 125 or 150 at Jambo


That works for Jerry since that would be about 4 years worth at $35 which takes him to 90 too. :lol: :P :wink:
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Re: NESA Dues Increase, Effective July 1, 2011....

Postby lifescoutforlife » Wed Mar 16, 2011 10:14 am

wagionvigil wrote:Sure glad I bought a life mebership at the JAMBOREE

Glad I paid may sons life dues there also.
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