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#1 JMW

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Posted 16 July 2014 - 12:33 AM

I am curious what the typical astronomy club charges per year for a membership to the club. Our membership is $20/year and covers the family. Been that way for decades. Our liability insurance uses up about a third of that. We spend much of the rest on assorted things like club events, business cards, signage, large dob improvements, etc...

Anyway, reply with your clubs annual dues dollar amount. Thanks.

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Posted 16 July 2014 - 12:44 AM

Thirty dollars for a family membership here. Gotta have the annual parties you know.

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Posted 16 July 2014 - 06:23 AM

I belong to two clubs

one 40 individual, 45 family
the other 15 each

need to look at where the money goes, benefits received

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#4 Alex McConahay

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Posted 16 July 2014 - 08:25 AM

Individual ours (Riverside Astronomical Society) is $20 to join for the first year, $40 to renew. Family is $25 first year, $50 to renew.

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#5 cliff mygatt

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Posted 16 July 2014 - 08:37 AM

Olympic Astronomical Society in Bremerton, WA charges $15 per individual and $18 for family and has been that way for the last 25 years. 2/3 of the price pays for Astronomical League membership and the rest covers expenses like the annual picnic and Holida potluck. We charge seperately for our two annual star parties.

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Posted 16 July 2014 - 12:30 PM

Michiana Astronomical Society
$15 Individual
$20 Family
$12 Student
$12 Senior
http://www.michiana-astro.org/

We charge separately for our annual Star Party, and members get a discounted rate.

We have a winter solstice party (aka Christmas Party) and usually some type of BBQ and viewing event in the summer. Both of these are partially paid for by the club.

#7 Joe F Gafford

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Posted 16 July 2014 - 01:38 PM

Denver Astronomical society, large club, close to 400 members.
$36.00 Adult, covers the family.
$12.00 Student.
Honorary gratis.
Fee covers AL membership, some event costs for banquets & picnics, Chamberlin Observatory maintenance, DSS maintenance and rent, mailings and other costs.
We also have the separate Scholarship fund, DSS fund for DSS improvements, and Public Outreach fund for handouts, equipment and maintenance of such.

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#8 Darren Bly

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Posted 16 July 2014 - 04:50 PM

Kern Astronomical is exactly the same as your club. We have thought about upping to $25 but it hasn't happened.


I am curious what the typical astronomy club charges per year for a membership to the club. Our membership is $20/year and covers the family. Been that way for decades. Our liability insurance uses up about a third of that. We spend much of the rest on assorted things like club events, business cards, signage, large dob improvements, etc...

Anyway, reply with your clubs annual dues dollar amount. Thanks.



#9 JMW

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Posted 16 July 2014 - 05:37 PM

Thanks for your replies so far and keep more coming. I will print this thread out and bring it to a members meeting for discussion. Our student rate is $5.

Denver sounds like a huge organization. We run with about 50-55 paying memberships. About 1/3 of that really keeps things going for meeting, events and outreach.

#10 Dave Mitsky

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Posted 16 July 2014 - 05:58 PM

The single member dues for the three clubs of which I am a member are as follows:

The Astronomical Society of Harrisburg - $35
The Chesmont Astronomical Society - $32
The Delaware Valley Amateur Astronomers - $36

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#11 Alex McConahay

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Posted 16 July 2014 - 07:39 PM

Just for your database, the Riverside Astronomical Society has about 280 people.

Alex

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Posted 07 August 2014 - 12:55 PM

Oklahoma City Astronomy Club (OKCAC) charges $36/year for both single and family memberships.  The Cheddar Ranch Observatory (CRO), where the monthly star parties are held, has a discounted membership for OKCAC members, about 3 months into the OKCAC membership, and a higher membership fee for those who use the CRO more frequently and non-OKCAC members.

 

Also memberships are discounted if purchased after April (club memberships are for April to March).  To check out materials and equipment, they require you to wait three months.

 

Will post more as I learn more.

 

Here is a link to the membership information: http://www.okcastroc.../membership.php


Edited by clmurphy74, 07 August 2014 - 12:56 PM.


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Posted 07 August 2014 - 04:05 PM

Orange County (California) Astronomers

$50 per year regular membership

$7 extra per additional family member

$30 per year for students and retired persons

Two additional forms of lifetime membership $150 and $500, with varying benefits.








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