How are membership dues used


How are the Membership Dues used?

The money collected from the dues are used at the discretion of the club for variety of needs including:

  • Mailing of new member membership material
  • The materials to produce the laminated membership cards
  • The cost of the club decal sent to new members
  • The production of the newsletter published quarterly
  • Mailing of the newsletter via first class mail to members that do not have internet connection and via either Dropbox or Google Groups
  • All of the expenses associated with the office supplies, signage and promotional material for various TCT events
  • Presentation equipment – screens, projector, speakers, microphones, etc.
  • Phone and internet connections
  • Website development and maintenance – including hosting costs (servers and services like Flickr and Dropbox) and software purchased (WordPress plugins. WooCommerce and Classified ad system).
  • Donations to selected historical societies that host TCT Events and the RV Heritage Museum/Hall of Fame
  • TCT FUNd is 10% of membership dues to help support rallies and some of the fixed costs (shelters, coffee pots, etc.) or have the club sponsor a component of a rally – like entertainment, coffee and treats, etc.
  • Taxes associated with all club activities
  • Guest speaker and presentation expenses at regional events
  • Photographers and marketing expenses for events
  • Assisting occasional Vintage Trailer Preservation actions – (example: shipping a historical trailer to the RV/MH Museum)
  • Advertising of the club with internet search engines and vintage trailer related magazines
  • Legal fees to maintain LLC and trademarks

ALL MEMBERSHIP DUES ARE USED TO SUPPORT THE CLUB. NO ONE IN THE CLUB IS PAID AND IS ENTIRELY VOLUNTARY!

100% of Rally fees are used at each rally and Hosts are provided with additional TCT FUNd monies to support fixed cost items.


2016 Financial Breakdown (Events and Membership Fees):

Internet Expenses – 5%
Membership Processing Expenses – 10%
Legal and Professional/Taxes – 5%
TCT FUNd Expense (Supplies at rallies) – 4%
Cargo Trailer Maintenance – 1%
Events – 75%

2016 Financial Breakdown (Membership Fees Only):

Internet Expenses – 18%
Membership Processing Expenses – 49%
Legal and Professional/Taxes – 18%
TCT FUNd Expense (Supplies at rallies) – 12%
Cargo Trailer Maintenance – 3%

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