Disclaimer: The following is my own personal opinion and does not necessarily reflect the view of my council’s delegation.
Addendum 9/26/17: To clarify, this rebuttal speaks solely to the claim that National Board has the authority to raise membership dues and does NOT speak to the amount of lifetime membership dues. In my opinion, Proposal 3 is specifically about the amount of lifetime membership dues and does not imply authority whether it passes or not.
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This blog post is (yet) another continuation of a series about membership dues, proposals, and who has the authority to change them. It’s not really necessary to read the previous three if you haven’t already, but I highly recommend it because I might have already answered some questions, plus I go into depth as to my explanations and rationales as to why the National Board does not have the authority to raise membership dues. You can start here. But this one is a direct follow-up to the blog post called The Lifetime Membership Dues Amendment Contradiction where I stated that this year’s National Session Proposal 3 contradicts the National Board’s previous assertion. Before we begin and in case you’re just joining us, here’s a refresher: 1) The National Council DID NOT vote at any point to give authority to the National Board to raise dues, nor was there ever a proposal. 2) The National Council DID NOT vote to raise membership dues from $12 to $15 at any session. 3) The National Council DID NOT vote at any time to raise membership dues from $15 to $25. For a list of all proposals since 2008 and their results, read this blog post. Read more »