Good things come to those who wait…but not in this case!
2014 invoices are now available online for payment at www.asabe.org. And paying your dues on or before October 18 could earn you $100!
To conserve resources and minimize the costs associated with paper invoicing, we're offering an incentive for early renewal of your 2014 dues. If you pay before midnight EDT, October 18, your name will be entered into a draws to receive one of ten $100 MasterCard gift cards to be used anywhere MasterCard is accepted. The drawings will take place Monday, October 28, and the winners will be notified by e-mail.
Last year, the CSBE-SCGAB Council carried out a review of our Society’s revenues and expenditures over the past five years. This showed a definite trend of financial reserves depleting to zero, in 5 years. Hence, the Council implemented measures to reduce expenses. Please refer to Annual Meeting documents for specific budget items reduced. At the same time, we also looked at strategies to increase our revenues. The Journal is projected to be revenue neutral next year and to contribute a modest net profit in subsequent years. Our 2013 AGM is projected to realize substantial net revenue. However, these combined measures were still not sufficient to eliminate the deficit, so our last recourse is a review of our membership dues. We have not increased our dues for 5 years and it is time for a step increase. As passed at our Annual Meeting, Council has set the following dues schedule: $41 for graduate students (no change), increase from $149 to $195 for members of age 34 and under, increase from $190 to $249 for members 35 to 64 yrs of age, increase from $85 to $111 for members 65 to 74 yrs of age, and $11 for members over the age of 75 (no change. A percentage of the membership dues goes to ASABE, in return for administering the invoices.
When you pay your membership dues, the CSBE-SCGAB Foundation requests that you support the Foundation checkoff. This year at the Foundation AGM, the Board decided to provide more sponsorship towards the student competitions at our Annual Meetings and raise funds for use by our Regional Directors and University staff to recruit student members to our Society. If each of us can contribute $30, then we can easily double the funds available to support member engagement and recruitment.
Paying your dues is easy. Simply click the Login box at the top of the page at www.asabe.org, enter your username and password, click the "Renew Now" link near the top of the page, and pay with a credit card via our secure server. You may also call us at 800/371-2723 or 269/932-7028 to pay your dues over the phone or fax your credit card.
CSBE-SCGAB Society Manager