Greetings to all,
It is that time of year where the Chapters should be collecting the annual dues and verifying the Membership rosters. The requirements set for times to have your Dues in are stated in the Unified By-Laws Section 5.8 and reads as below:
5.8 Chapters shall remit National dues and Department dues (if applicable) and a complete membership roster to their respective Riders Department no later than March 1st each year. If no Riders Department exists, National dues and roster shall be sent to the Riders’ National Secretary no later than March 1st each year. Departments shall collect their Chapters’ dues and rosters and send them to the Riders National Secretary no later than March 15th each year. Chapters with no Department remitting dues after due date will be assessed a $25.00 late fee. Departments shall fine Chapters if payment is late. Chapters failing to remit dues by April 1st shall be automatically suspended. Suspended Chapters may be reinstated, no later than June 1st by submitting a complete membership roster, dues, $25.00 late fee, and a $50.00 reinstatement fee. Chapters failing to reinstate by June 1st shall be subject to a vote of revocation by the Riders Delegates at the Riders Annual National Convention.
Please read that section carefully as we do not enjoy having to suspend a Charter over something this routine. All the information for your Dues and Remittance can be found on our website: www.amvetsridersnational.org under the publications tab. Most of you have gone to the digital excel format and that seems to be working well so let’s keep it up. PLEASE verify all of your member’s phone numbers, e-mail addresses and parent organization membership numbers. Chapter 1st Vices should contact their respective Departments and if any Department 1st Vices or Chapters without a Department have any questions, please feel free to contact me at 678-463-2987/ email@example.com or the National Secretary, Karen Cox at firstname.lastname@example.org / 319-382-2484.
National 1st Vice President