Friendly monthly reminder to contribute $11 yearly to help us pay off the yearly Meetup Group fee and additional cost to run Social Fun so we can keep it going. Its a YEARLY fee and NOT a Monthly fee.
Let me address any crazy rumors and incorrect assumptions that I am getting rich from Meetup. These assumptions are based on having ALL 11,000 members paying the $10 a member fee which would equal $110,000, but that is 100% incorrect. I am not making $110,000 a year for this group!
So please let me clarify less than 0.1% of the group’ members actually pay the $11 yearly Voluntarily Donation. Out of that $11 PayPal take their cut so I only get $10 per member. I barley take in $100 a year on average which is NOT enough cover the yearly Meetup fees and the other Meetup expense like printing out Meetup materials, supplies for the group, batteries, games, Meetup business cards, etc. Over the past 8 years I’ve acquired over $1000 of debt to run this group and cover Meetup expenses. Itstime to understand the truth and stop making assumption.
I’m now paying Meetup a $180 fee every year to run the group. In 2016 we have only collected $140 from members for the Meetup Group Fee so far, and we have not paid off the 2008 to 2016 debt which is over $1000 now. If we cannot get members to pay off this debt then I’m just going to let the group shut down due to lack of funding when the next payment is due.
That $1000 debt is taking away from my Son’s (Giuseppe see photo below)College fund which is unacceptable. My Son and Family should not have to suffer just so you can can fun at our expense?
Don’t forget, I pay for batteries, supplies, printouts, signs, games, stands etc. etc. to run this group its over $500 a year, which includes the $180 a year Meetup fee!
Please be informed and realize what it takes to run a group this large. Oh and add to that I spend 20+ hours every week of my own time running the group which I get paid $0 for.
Please help keep the group going. Don’t let not giving $11 a year, every year stop all the fun. Oh and you don’t have to pay the $11 online you can pay the $11 in person or e-mail me to pay by check.
If you want to pay online Meetup has shut down the Amazon payment feature so you can now pay using Paypal and pay $11 to my PayPal account using e-mail address which is [masked]
With PayPal, you can send money to anyone with an email address.
Here’s how to send money:
Log in to your PayPal account.
Click Send money to a friend at the top of the page.
Type the email address or mobile number to whom you are sending money, and the amount being sent. In this case its [masked]
Review and confirm the information on the screen and click Send.
Thanks and let’s keep the fun gong!