Now is the time to pay your PRSA dues for 2016! As a reminder, the PRSA constitution was amended at our Annual General Meeting and Awards Banquet on November 21, 2015. As a result, the annual PRSA membership year now runs from December 1 through November 30. The 2016 membership year started December 1, and you have until January 15 2016 to pay your dues without late fee. On or after January 15, 2016, a late fee of $25 will be added to the dues of returning members. After you fill out the membership form you will be offered the option of paying via PayPal or sending a check to our PRSA Treasurer.
I want to emphasize that having our association members pay dues up front each year is of immense help to all of our PRSA volunteers. We can better allocate expenditures over the year, organize RC requirements, set up scoring systems in advance, and more. Your PRSA dues support boat and equipment maintenance, insurance, slip fees, and everything else that goes into allowing us to race each weekend. Of course, skippers must be paid PRSA members in order to qualify for the Laser Frostbite Series and the Spring and Fall series racing series, and to be eligible to vote at the PRSA AGM.
As you pay your dues I would also encourage you to support the PRSA Commodore’s Club (a donation can be added to your 2016 membership payment). Donation’s to the Commodores Club go directly to our fund for boat and equipment maintenance. Whether big or small, any additional donation is a great help as we work on maintaining our equipment and conducting safe and fun racing each year.
A big thank you to all of the members who have already paid their 2016 dues. Many thanks, as well, to all of those who contributed to the PRSA Commodore’s Club in 2015 (see listing here: http://www.potomacriversailing.org/applications/membership/CommodoreClub.php) I’m already looking forward to the 2016 sailing season, and I hope that you are as well!