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District Dues Increase

PolA Author: 
Rick Matkin, Caldwell
PolA Date: 
Saturday, July 23, 2016
PolA Rationale: 

Inflation affects us all, even our district. Cash transfer amounts from the last few administrations clearly reflect a diminishing trend. (MTG)

2012-13 transferred $16,000.00
2013-14 transferred $13,432.00 => $2,568.00 lost == $2.14/member
2014-15 transferred $5,536.79 => $7,895.21 lost == $6.58/member

PolA Section: 
ARTICLE VI., DISTRICT FINANCES, Section 3., Dues, A
PolA Amendment: 

Each Club shall pay for each of its members enrolled in the International Office as of September 30, December 31, March 31 and June 30, annual dues of US $18 $23 per member, payable quarterly of each year, subject to the approval of the Optimist International Board of Directors and in accordance with the Optimist International Bylaws. Canadian Optimist Clubs shall be applied the currency conversion rate published quarterly at www.optimistleaders.org.

PolA PassFail: 
Fail
PolA BoD Date: 
Saturday, August 27, 2016
PolA Comment: 
Passed overwhelmingly at District. Failed at Optimist International because amount was too high. They never replied back with an acceptable amount.