September 19th, 2014
To All MAP Chapters
1st Notice of Dues Increase
A dues increase of $1.00 per week was approved by the full board of directors at their meeting on June 26th, 2014 in South Portland.
This small increase will bring MAP’s base dues to $9.00 per week, per member and will not go into effect until January 1st, 2015. The board has been very diligent and mindful in its work to keep member costs down and still provide the most services an opportunities it can. As other organizations make yearly assessments of dues, or tie their dues structure to an individual member’s pay, MAP has been mindful of its members economic situation and always attempts to keep dues stable, with our last dues increase taking place over two years ago in March of 2012.
However, there is a business and financial reality that drives our ability to operate as a business, including fluctuating legal costs; all driven by member use. The board looked at our current situation as well as future plans and determined that the times necessitated this modest increase. The board then took into account the potential impact to members and chose to postpone the increase until January 1st to give members an opportunity to prepare for the increase
As we get closer to the New Year, subsequent notices and reminders will be sent out as well as updated dues authorization forms which will be necessary to have your municipality or local treasurer to begin deducting the new dues on January 1st.
Thank you for your support of the work that is being done every day on behalf of MAP’s members throughout the state. Your support, both fraternally and through your dues keeps our organization strong and it is greatly appreciated.
MAP Executive Director