On April 21, 2020, Boston Toastmasters members voted to approve the following proposal.
Proposal: Covid19 Dues Relief
As a result of the outbreak of the novel coronavirus this year, Boston Toastmasters is no longer meeting at the Old South Church. Rental space represents a significant portion of Boston Toastmasters club expenses, and the current dues rate takes this into account (raised from $54 when we had no room rental costs). The club is currently operating at a healthy surplus and does not foresee significant expenses arising from the covid-19 pandemic. In light of this and the financial impact current events have had on our membership, the Executive Board of Boston Toastmasters proposes the following:
APRIL 2020 Proposal: Covid-19 Dues Relief
- Reduce the dues rate for the April 1, 2020 – Sept 30 2020 term from $75 to $54.
- Reduce the club new member fee from $20 to $10, resulting in a reduction of the overall new member fee from $40 to $30. ($20 fee for TM + $10 for the club)
The Executive Board will also take the following action:
- Treasurer will refund $21 to members in good standing who have already paid for the term, either in 2020 or previously as part of a 1-year renewal.
- 2020-21 Executive Board will re-evaluate in August 2020 and either allow dues to revert to “normal” levels or hold a club vote to reduce dues rate again for the following term.
AUGUST 2020: Proposal: Extension for Covid-19 Dues Rate
In August 2020, the club’s active members voted to extend this reduced dues rate into the next term. The rate will now apply to dues paid for October 1, 2020 to March 31, 2021.
FEBRUARY 2021: Proposal: Extension for Covid-19 Dues Rate
In February 2021, the club’s active members voted to extend this reduced dues rate into the next term. The rate will now apply to dues paid for April 1, 2021 to September 30, 2021.
AUGUST 2021: Proposal: Return to Standard Rate
In August 2021, the club’s active members voted to allow the reduced dues rate to sunset, in light of our return to on-site meetings that fall. The standard rate will now apply to dues paid for October 1, 2021 to March 31, 2022 and subsequent terms.
Use the button below to renew your dues for the October 2021 – March 2022 term only. If you don’t see a button, contact the club Treasurer.