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1 VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS Subscription Dues Training&Implementation

2 VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS What is Subscription Dues? Subscription Dues provides annual members 365 days of membership regardless of when they join the VFW.

3 VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS Subscription Dues History  At the 112 th Veterans of Foreign Wars National Convention in San Antonio TX, convention delegates approved subscription dues.  Bylaw amendment B-1 amended Section 105 by adding the following paragraph: “Effective no later than January 2014, a member’s dues will be for a full 12 months based on the actual month that the member paid.”

4 VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS January 1 st, 2014  All annual members will be processed using the Subscription Dues model.  All annual members will continue to receive 10 issues of the VFW Magazine each year.  Membership will begin on the date processed at National Headquarters.  Membership cards will be printed with a Valid Through date. This date will be based upon the date processed.

5 VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS Annual Card Changes will not  Beginning July 1, 2013, membership cards will not be imaged with a vertical year.  Cards will be imaged in bold with a “Valid Through” date in an increased font.  Beginning January 1, 2014, the “Valid Through” date will vary depending on the membership processing date. OLD NEW

6 VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS Subscription Dues Notices  July The last full file dues notice mailing is sent.  October The (3 month, 2 month, 1 month) mailed renewal notice cycle begins. Annual members receive a notice 3 months prior to their expiration date.  November If a member remains unpaid following the 3 month notice, they will receive a 2 nd mailed dues notice (2 month) prior to their expiration date.  December If a member remains unpaid following the 2 month notice, they will receive a final mailed dues notice 1 month prior to their expiration date.

7 VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS 3, 2 & 1 Month Notices December & 2 Month Notices November month Notices Begin October Full File Dues Notice Mailing July2014 Subscription Dues Begins January Renewal Notice Timeline Note: All Members with valid addresses will receive an electronic 4 Month & Lapsed Notice.

8 VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS Member Expiration Month: December 31, 2014 January 2015 February 2015 March 2015 April 2015 May 2015 June 2015 Full File Dues Notice July 2014n/a 3 Month Dues Notice October 2014 October 2014 November 2014 December 2014 January 2015 February 2015 March month Dues Notice November 2014 November 2014 December 2014 January 2015 February 2015 March 2015 April Month Dues Notice December 2014 December 2014 January 2015 February 2015 March 2015 April 2015 May 2015 Dues Notice Renewal Cycle Note: All Members with valid addresses will receive an electronic 4 Month & Lapsed Notice.

9 VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS January 1, 2014 Life Membership Installment  New members enrolling in the Life Membership Installment Plan will be processed using the Subscription Dues model.  Membership will begin on the day the application is processed at National Headquarters.  Annual membership cards will be printed with Valid Through date. This date will be based upon the applications processing date.

10 VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS Quartermaster’s Online Tools Post Query Membership Viewing Options  View by member type & expiration status:  Days  Days  30 Days or Less  Member Dues expiration indicated by “Days Remaining” column

11 VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS New View

12 VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS Expiration Period

13 VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS Expiration Period

14 VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS Expiration Period

15 VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS Corresponding Member Types

16 VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS

17 Dues Processing Information

18 VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS Post Transmittal Answer: Answer: All dues will be processed and each membership advanced from their individual expiration dates. Question: Question: What happens if a Quartermaster pays on-line or mails a transmittal for members with different subscription end dates?

19 VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS Membership Count: When Will You Receive Credit?  Posts will be given credit for a paid member upon that membership expiration date and application of payment.  Membership count is not given to the Post upon the date dues are processed but on the actual membership expiration date and renewal.

20 VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS  “Any officer or committee member whose membership is not in good standing by reason of failure to pay current dues by December 31 shall forfeit his eligibility to hold any office in that administrative year.” (Sec.215 Eligibility to Office, VFW BY-LAWS)  NOTE: Following January 1, 2014, subscription dues expiration dates must be monitored to ensure officers do not become delinquent causing themselves to be removed from office. Post Officers

21 VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS  January 1, 2014 – Subscription Dues takes effect  Subscription Dues provides 365 days of annual dues from the processing date at National Headquarters.  Posts are given credit upon Continuous member expiration date and membership renewal.  Oct, Nov and Dec, 2014 – 3, 2 & 1 month renewal notices begin. These notices continue being sent out every month.  Ensure Post Officers do not become delinquent to prevent removal from office. Key Points

22 VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS  Life Membership  Legacy Life Membership  Data Entry  Replacement Membership Card Requests  Personal information & Address Changes Things That Will Not Change

23 VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS Call Toll Free Dues Processing VFW National Headquarters 406 W 34 th St, Ste 316 Kansas City, MO Need Assistance?


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