Dues for the Aeolus Recorder Konsort and the American
Here is an explanation from your treasurer of how and why to pay dues to the
Aeolus Recorder Konsort (Aeolus) and to the American
Recorder Society (ARS).
Aeolus dues are still only $5 a year, payable in January.
While most of our income is from performance honoraria, and an occasional
memorial to a deceased member or someone in a member's family, this small amount
of dues makes you an official member and adds a little to our treasury.
It also makes you eligible for financial help to attend workshops.
American Recorder Society dues may be paid directly by the member, but it
has been our custom, and most of our members prefer, to pay in January through
the Aeolus treasurer, who then forwards the $40 national dues to ARS.
What do you get for the $40? Membership
in an international organization which promotes recorder playing, a biennial
directory of all members listed by state/country (nice for travelers), 5 issues
per year of American Recorder
magazine and the "ARS Newsletter", several editions per year of
Membersí Library music, mailings from recorder workshops and vendors of
recorders and appropriate music, discounted registration at some workshops,
discounts on ARS special publications. In
addition, Aeolus as an affiliated chapter receives publicity in ARS
publications, free mailing labels for our local workshops, and various helpful
publications and communications from the national society.
Aeolus and ARS 2003 dues are payable now till the end of January.
To repeat, it is $5 for Aeolus membership and an additional $40 for ARS
membership. These two amounts can be combined on a single check.
Would you please make checks payable to Aeolus Recorder
Konsort. Married couples may share one membership in ARS, but are expected to pay
two memberships for Aeolus. Full-time
students have special rates also. If
you have any questions about payment, would you please send them to the
treasurer at: firstname.lastname@example.org .
You can also give your dues to the treasurer at a rehearsal.