To all our amazing North Pacific District PRSA chapters and members:
At this year’s leadership rally in New York City there was a lengthy discussion among district leaders about ways to improve the district dues collection process.
As you know, right now, after the first of the year, districts begin asking chapters to pay dues to the district based on the number of members they have in their chapter. This is a one-time annual and manual dues collection process.
As a result of leadership rally and follow-up district discussions, the district council has asked each district to go back to its chapters to get feedback on a proposed change to the district dues collection process.
Since this change impacts chapter and district financials, creating a new automated process for collecting and paying district dues – just like chapter dues are collected – we’re reaching out publicly for you to chime-in and let us know your thoughts.
Feel free to comment on this post or respond to us using the contact form, or email or call a member of the district board. We’d love to hear from you.
If you’re unaware of what our current district dues are, they’re outlined on the bottom of this webpage.
The district council plans to vote on this new dues collection process during its Sept. 15, 2015 teleconference meeting. Based on that vote, the proposed process will (or will not) be sent to the national board for its consideration.
Proposed District Dues Collection Process
District Dues will be collected on a monthly basis to coincide with the collection of Chapter Dues.
Amount of monthly dues collection will correspond directly with the number of members paying dues to the Chapter.
District Dues cannot be collected for members that are not a member of a Chapter.
The District Treasurer (or other designee) will receive a monthly report detailing the amount of the District Dues collected from each Chapter along with a check.
Chapter Dues collection process will remain unchanged except the monthly report to the Chapter will highlight the amount of District Dues collected and remitted to the District.
District Dues cannot be collected from any Chapter that collects its own Chapter Dues.
It is not possible to cap the amount of District Dues collected from any one Chapter or in total from all Chapters.
District Dues rate(s) must be set at the beginning of the year; mid-year changes are not feasible.
For Chapter members that pay on an installment plan, District Dues will be collected and paid to the District in the first installment.