[NAFEX] Membership

Diane Whitehead voltaire at islandnet.com
Tue Feb 12 19:27:26 EST 2008

I used to belong in the 1980s, and still have all the Pomonas.

Here are the dues for 1986, to be sent to Mary Kurle:
U.S.A. $6, 2 years $10
Canada and other countries  $8, 2 years $15

The extra cost was because postage costs more for international mail.

  I'm not sure why I ceased membership, though it may have been that  
there was no reminder to renew.  Now that information is often  
included on the address label, but perhaps it was not then.  I have  
since become much more organized, and keep a database of all the clubs  
I belong to, and when I have paid dues - to one club for a lifetime,  
one for 20 years, others for whatever multiple is possible.

The multiple year's payments are to minimize the complications of  
paying to a foreign country. It is more trouble for foreigners to  
pay.  We can't just slip a cheque into an envelope.  It means paying  
to buy a money order which sometimes is available only at a main  
branch -  someone in the U.S. once wrote of the difficulties he had  
trying to buy a money order to send out of the U.S. It was amazingly  
complicated, and worth printing in New Yorker magazine.  It reminded  
me of my mother-in-law trying to negotiate the bureaucracy in India,  
where she finally gave up and flew home, her business not done.

			Diane Whitehead
			Victoria, B.C., Canada


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