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Old 03-18-2008, 12:37 PM   #1
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Default weak 'user to member' ratio

59 registered forum users and only about 20 paid members?
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Old 03-18-2008, 01:01 PM   #2
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some options to help out with this will be brought up at the meeting tonight.
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Old 03-18-2008, 02:07 PM   #3
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I'd like to buy some swag but the current shirts suck and I really need a jersey. I'm thinking at the meeting tonight it'll mostly BE the paid members so what are you going to be able to accomplish?

Side note, I have to work so doubt I'll make it.
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Old 03-18-2008, 02:45 PM   #4
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Old 03-18-2008, 03:30 PM   #5
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Out of sounding like a jerk, maybe it would help to let everyone know what the money goes to, what are the benfits of joining, the overall question of WHY should I join?
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Old 03-18-2008, 03:48 PM   #6
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we'll be talking about the budget, how many paid members we have, etc... at the meeting but it may be a good idea to put somewhere on the forum what all the benefits are you get for joining. it's on the home page but I don't think it's on the forum. i could be wrong though.
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Old 03-18-2008, 04:38 PM   #7
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this from the "join porc" link.

All monies will be used to purchase trail maintenance materials (wood, tools, sandbags), trail head signs, this web site & the forum, bumper stickers, PORC gear, newsletters, and other items for trail improvement. All monies are used for trail improvement and other club priorities.

Also, a small portion of the proceeds are donated to other bike organizations, such as IMBA.
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Old 03-18-2008, 04:47 PM   #8
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Not trying to be a smart ass. Just a thought, but I wonder how many of the registered non-members (like me) live an hour or more away from p'cola (like me) but still like to keep tabs on the happenings of your beautiful trail system (again, me).

If life ever calmed down and I was able to make use of your trails more often I would certainly consider becoming a dues paying member. Especially if I knew how much dues were and what the benefits were.
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Old 03-18-2008, 04:58 PM   #9
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Out of sounding like a jerk, maybe it would help to let everyone know what the money goes to, what are the benfits of joining, the overall question of WHY should I join?
It also gives you the ability to sell your gear on the message board. With the way you flip gear, the membership should pay for itself in no time.
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Old 03-18-2008, 05:03 PM   #10
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this from the "join porc" link.

All monies will be used to purchase trail maintenance materials (wood, tools, sandbags), trail head signs, this web site & the forum, bumper stickers, PORC gear, newsletters, and other items for trail improvement. All monies are used for trail improvement and other club priorities.

Also, a small portion of the proceeds are donated to other bike organizations, such as IMBA.
and insurance.
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Old 03-18-2008, 05:37 PM   #11
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Default For what it's worth:

$20 / yr =
$1.67 / month
$.38 / week
$.05 / day (I even rounded down)

Assume you use the trails:
once a month = $1.67 / use
twice a month = $.83 / use
once a week = $.38 / use
twice a week = $.19 / use

I don't think that anyone can argue that if we had more paying members, that the trails would not improve.
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Old 03-18-2008, 11:33 PM   #12
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Where you been latley Eric? I missed this last sunday but definately tomorrow at 5pm with mark
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Old 03-19-2008, 01:16 AM   #13
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I'll be joining in a few weeks. Got some other things to take care or first.
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Old 03-19-2008, 11:59 AM   #14
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Where you been latley Eric? I missed this last sunday but definately tomorrow at 5pm with mark
family and other task have been keeping me away. hopefully back as of sunday..
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