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    EAA Membership

    I've been a member since the early 80's. So today I get a notice in my mail that my membership is "now due". What? I pay every year. Well, closer examination shows I didn't sign up for War Birds and Vintage. As one who has always paid my bills and due on time I resent getting mail like this. This is very poor public relations. Especially for long term members. By the way at age 80 they could probably stop sending me "Lift Time Member" offers too. Rant over!!
    If God had intended man to fly He would have given us more money!

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    I've been a memeber for awhile, and appreciate the reminders...even though I think I have it set for auto renewal.

    I do wish they'd have a three or five year membership offer.

    And a pro-rated lifetime membership price offer based on age.

    I'm 25 years your junior, and it still doesn't make financial sense to buy it.
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    L16,

    I forwarded this on to our member services team and they've removed you from the lifetime member mailing list, as well as the Vintage and Warbirds membership renewal mailing list.

    Thanks!

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    Hi Frank,

    You are able to renew your EAA membership for three years at a price of $99 ($21 discount). If you have any further questions about that, feel free to contact our member services team at 1-800-564-6322 or by email at membership@eaa.org and they'll be happy to assist.

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    Thanks Sam. I realize there is probably a member marketing program and it could be contracted out for all I know. I'll always keep my basic membership up.
    L16.
    If God had intended man to fly He would have given us more money!

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    I renewed for three years at the gate and recently received a little sticker to place on my membership card, which I have misplaced...so I stuck it on an expired card I had. Kind of a 'cheap' thought went through my mind about the new EAA!

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    By the way at age 80 they could probably stop sending me "Lift Time Member" offers too."

    LOL (kinda) I'm 70 and sadly know how much less a 'lifetime supply' of most anything now costs. I buy short term supplies these days - lol
    "Don't believe everything you see or read on the internet" - Abraham Lincoln

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    Quote Originally Posted by lynnlpitts View Post
    I renewed for three years at the gate and recently received a little sticker to place on my membership card, which I have misplaced...so I stuck it on an expired card I had. Kind of a 'cheap' thought went through my mind about the new EAA!
    I like not having to throw away a plastic card every year. The stickers are a good solution.

    As for the lifetime membership, the age has no bearing. It's for people who don't need money or can't do math. Take the 1300 and stick it in an index fund, it will more than pay your yearly dues plus inflation and at the end you still have the 1300.

    Interesting note on lifetime memberships, in order to encourage young people to join, one of our local yacht clubs has an initiation fee equal to the yearly membership fee times your age over 18. Join at 18, no initiation fee. Join at 50 and it's over $60 000.
    Last edited by ahramin; 09-11-2019 at 07:29 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ahramin View Post
    As for the lifetime membership, the age has no bearing. It's for people who don't need money or can't do math.
    It's not about either of those things. It's about commitment, dedication, and showing support for an organization you believe in.
    Cheers!

    Joe

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joda View Post
    It's not about either of those things. It's about commitment, dedication, and showing support for an organization you believe in.
    +1
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