- Announce today that dues for the next membership year (2010) are going up by 25%-30% for all categories.
- Offer members who renew for 2010 before 1st November 2009 a big discount on next year's rates.
- Ask any local Chapters with excess cash in their bank accounts to lend money to the Society as an interest-free, standing loan, which the Society will repay when it can (which may of course be never).
Those are my ideas on finance. But my main idea on STC's dwindling value proposition remains the same. The Board urgently needs to address the key question that every individual member is asking themselves:
- What can STC give me that I can't get cheaper, or for free, somewhere else?