Starting on January 2017, we implemented a yearly membership dues structure. As of June 2018, we had to increase it to $35/yr. In 2019, we only made some minor tweaks and changes to our membership dues. We added a new level for Featured Members (it is now a yearly cost rather than a one time fee) and made restrictions on our free membership (you must renew it every 6 months).
This group was too overwhelming and time consuming to manage with just one person. We have grown so big that it was necessary to hire an assistant to keep this group running smoothly. For example, our Meetup costs $180/yr, our website costs about $600/yr and it another $1100/yr to hire an assistant to help us out behind the scenes.
You can sign up for a free membership or sign up for one of our paid membership options below. You can still attend our meetings even if you are not a paying member. We encourage you to pay the membership fee if you have received value from our group. Plus, there are several membership perks and discounts that are included in membership. Our membership fee covers many things and we host several fun events throughout the year with our surplus.
H2H Free Member - FREE - Perhaps you are not ready to pay your yearly dues but want to stay in touch with us and get email notifications of events and other important information? This is the membership for you! This membership level is free but it requires you to manually renew every 6 months. That means you must log into your account and click the "Renew Membership" button when it is time to renew. If you are no longer interested in our group or attending our meetings, you can simply choose not to renew. Your account will be archived and you will no longer get notifications from our group. This also saves us money as we don't have to pay for an inactive account.
H2H Paid Member - $35.00 (USD) per year - If you find value in our group, please consider paying your membership dues. This membership comes with perks! You will be able to sign up for Spotlight Tables, get listed in our membership directory, get free entry to special events, get a discount on a travel consultation and more. Your membership will automatically renew one year after the date you pay your dues. We only take credit card payments for this level online but if you want to pay by check or cash, please talk to Monica. When you pay by cash/check then your dues will not automatically renew.
H2H Featured Member - $55.00 (USD) per year - Membership comes with more perks! This level has the same perks as the H2H Paid Member plus you can have a Featured Member article on our website. Also, you will get one free revision/revamp of your article per year. Your membership will automatically renew one year after the date you pay your dues.