NLUS Annual Dues Increase Ahead | Council Communications
Ahoy Members and Friends,
I hope you had a pleasant Christmas Day.
Regretfully I have a NLUS lump of coal for you who have not upgraded your membership to a NLUS Life Membership.
As of April 1st the Navy League will raise the various categories of individual membership by 30%. I serve on the NLUS National Membership Committee and even we don’t know the exact details. Trust me, I asked during a recent teleconference point blank to those who should know and could not get a direct answer. The reasoning behind the dues increase is that NLUS expenses are exceeding income.
I am fortunate to be able to offer for NEW members a membership discount; three years for $75 – contact me. For us existing members; three years for $125 is still advantageous if you desire to stay with the Navy League and the council. Personally I intend to extend my membership for six years @ $250.
The NLUS headquarters closed December 24th but will reopen January 2nd. Renewals of expired memberships and new membership applications sent in this year will have a 2013 start date. Current information is found at www.navyleague.org/membership. Talk to me about the new membership special if someone you know desired to take advantage of it.
Before I close let me touch on the council and social media. We use it nearly exclusively to communicate. I have been posting less to our Yahoo group but increasing our social media output. The Facebook page has relevant information that does not directly affect our membership; if you are a Facebooker, please LIKE our page and posts and encourage your Facebook friends to do so also. The Yahoo group still remains primary – if you receive this message you are a member there. We continue to welcome subscribers to the group. Ditto for Twitter, LinkedIn, and others.
· http://groups.yahoo.com/group/PMMC-NLUS 129 Subscribers; 100% current. Last update December 26, 2013.
· https://www.facebook.com/PMMC.NLUS 83 Likes - 100% current. Last update December 26, 2013.
· http://www.linkedin.com/groups/Navy-League-United-States-Pacific-2544631?gid=2544631&mostPopular=&trk=tyah&trkInfo=tas%3APacific%20Merchant%20Marine%20Council%2Cidx%3A1-1-1 100% current. Last update December 26, 2013.
· https://twitter.com/NLUS_PMMC 100% current. Last update December 26, 2013.
· https://www.xing.com/net/pri523c53x/nlus 100% current. Last update December 26, 2013.
· http://www.seafolks.com/m/groups/view/PACIFIC-MERCHANT-MARINE-COUNCIL-NAVY-LEAGUE-OF-UNITED-STATES 100% current. Last update December 26, 2013.
If someone is interested in helping to keep these pages current, please let me know.
If you would like to see the council initiate new actions in 2014, please let me know.
The Pacific Merchant Marine Council – Steady as She Goes.