Dear DVTA Members,
Just a friendly reminder that membership dues are set to increase this Saturday, April 1, 2017.
The DVTA’s Board of Directors recently conducted a review of our membership rates and compared them to other chapters and similar organizations. As a reminder, our membership dues go towards providing free events for our members, maintaining our website, which includes the member directory and forum, and helping to finance other events, such as the Winter Luncheon, the Summit, and other training and networking events throughout the year.
The Board found that the DVTA has not raised membership rates since 1991, and while our rates are very affordable, they have fallen behind current industry practices, which could impact the future success of the organization.
In order to continuously improve our services, maintain the high level of professionalism and high quality of programs our members have come to expect, and adjust a major source of the organization’s income to be aligned with current industry standards yet still balance affordability, the DVTA Board plans to raise membership rates as follows:
- Student memberships will remain at $10 per year. (Industry average = $24)
- Associate memberships will increase by $15, from $20 to $35 per year. (Industry average = $47)
- Active memberships will increase by $15, from $30 to $45 per year. (Industry average = $45)
- Corporate memberships will increase by $50, from $50 to $100 per year. (Industry average = $86)
These membership rate increases will take effect on April 1, 2017. Members who renew their membership prior to that date will renew at the current rates. Membership expiration dates will remain the same.
Please feel free to contact any Board Member with any questions or concerns.
We value each and every one of our members, and thank you for your continued support of the DVTA.
DVTA Board of Directors