In just two weeks, delegates from your Chapters will be at National Assembly voting on proposed bylaw amendments and the new National Committee. Our current Committee has proposed two bylaw amendments, including the PRSSA dues increase proposal below. This would be the first such increase since 1998.
This Blog entry provides a forum for all of our members to voice thoughts of concern or support about the proposed amendment. Also know that complete rationale will be provided to your voting delegates at National Assembly in Nashville.
The pertinent amendment articles follow:
Pursuant to Article I, Section 2, Chapter a, item i, the 2006-2007 PRSSA National Committee hereby counsels and advises the 2007 National Assembly to increase PRSSA’s national annual dues from $41 to $50; and PRSSA affiliation dues from $82 to $100 under the proviso that the PRSSA Affiliate Program is extended beyond the 2006-2007 academic year. This change will be effective for all members registering November 1, 2007 and forward until otherwise amended.
Having not been raised since 1998, this dues increase will ensure PRSSA members the following benefits, but is not limited to providing only those benefits enumerated as follows:
PRSSA members currently receive but are not limited to the following services:
PRSSA members shall receive, but are not limited to, the following service contingent upon ratification of the proposed bylaw amendment:
Upon ratification of this amendment, dues for the following cycle (fall 2007) and forward will be $50 per student for national membership; individual Chapters will still be responsible for determining what, if any, local dues will be collected for Chapter operating costs. All other items under Article I, Section 2, Chapter a will remain unchanged.