I like the idea of the 30 day trial and then pay an annual fee. I was thinking of of a fee around $10 bucks for the year. $10 bucks won't break too many budgets, And if you only have 600-700 members sign-up, that's $6000-$7000 per year. We ought to be able to handle that. $20 would be fine for me, but it may be a little much for some folks to come up with all at one time. But $10 would be better for some of our students on the board.
Now, there is another question. I have no idea what is involved in setting up an account handling system and keeping track of annual dues and when they are due. Is this too big a load for our moderators? Or should we have a separate account person keeping track of when annual subscription expire.
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