2018 ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP DUES: REMINDER TO PAY PROMPTLY
In the middle of the festive period, this is perhaps not top of everyone’s to-do list, but HTMC’s Annual Membership Dues for 2018 are of special interest this year. To begin with, you can pay by Paypal online from the appropriate link (temporarily in the section “GET INVOLVED”) or snail mail in your check (Membership, P.O. Box 2238, Honolulu, HI 96804). Secondly, the (still incredibly cheap) basic dues rates will be going up as of January 1, 2018 to $35. However, members renewing (postmarked) by December 31 may pay a reduced rate of $25, although we strongly encourage them to make a further (suggested) contribution of $10 to the HTMC Endowment Fund. The $25 dues rate for people paying before December 31 will continue in future years (it’s basically a carrot to encourage members to pay promptly),
For those contemplating purchasing a life membership (for themselves or as a gift), this will increase to $700 (from $500) as of 2018 — or $350 (from $250) for those who have paid Annual Membership Dues for at least ten years. One half (50%) of the life membership income will be placed directly into the Endowment fund.
The HTMC Bylaws have always required that Annual Membership Dues be paid by March 31 (otherwise membership is forfeited). As of 2018, there will be an additional $10 reinstatement fee if people miss the (very generous) deadline.
SO PLEASE PAY PROMPTLY.