The area committee raises subs on a voluntary basis. Traditionally the funds have been used to pay for the venue and used for area activities (students competitions & site visits) and the occasional special meeting (AGM and Christmas Party). We are not charged for the use of Harry Allen Golf Club hall, but it is understood that we will support their bar as a way of funding the club. In effect, the subs are used to buy a drink for meeting attendees as a way of paying for the venue.
In the past, we have received cash from members, but this is no longer feasible. The ZIE Mat Area committee have mandated our Treasurer to open a Ecocash account for the receipt of subs and donations. We are encouraging members to settle outstanding subscriptions and consider pre-paying subs.
We have the following Schemes:
Redemption: As professional people we know you will be able to recall your previous payments and your attendance and the value obtained from attendance. We are proposing a once off redemption payment in the amount you tell us is sufficient. If you make an Ecocash payment and inform the treasurer, she will normalise your account to the end of March 2018.
Regular Payment: Going forward, members who are able, are requested to pay $5 a month.
Pre-payment: Those looking for a deal can pay $50 for the year in advance thereby funding the Area, reducing your monthly admin & securing a 16% discount!
Sponsorship: We are also planning to have more guest speakers at our Area meetings. In addition to guest speakers we are also looking for sponsors of the presentations. In exchange for funding the Area, sponsors can display advertising material and make a short product pitch at the end of the presentation. If members are not able to sustainably pay their subs, perhaps they could get their companies or suppliers to sponsor a presentation.
The Area will be more relevant if better funded. All payments received will be accounted for and receipt issued.
Our Ecocash Number is maintained by Eng Agrippa Nleya :