I wanted to take up a little of your valuable time to explain why you should be a member of the GSARC. One should not let personality or difference of opinion determine your membership status with this great organization. None of us will ever agree on everything all the time. If you want something changed, you have to debate the issue. If you want to debate the issue, you have to be a member. Remember, you have no voice, without a vote. Another major reason for needing membership are the dues you pay to help maintain club equipment and general overhead expenses. We can no longer rely on city money to keep the coffers full. There may not be any funds left over for organizations like ours in the coming years. I want to list the basic yearly overhead expense categories, committee budgets and why we have them.
I'm sure I have not covered everything in this short note. As you can tell, there is a lot more going on than just meetings. I just wanted to give you a sense of what it takes to keep the club going. Your membership is very important. Please think about this before you decide not to join. Let's all help keep the Grand Strand Amateur Radio Club an on going success. Volunteer your services to a committee of your choice and support you newly elected officers. You can download a copy of the club membership application from the web site (www.w4gs.org) or ask one of our club officers for a copy at our meetings or other club functions.
73, Jim KF4CJE
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