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Re: RC: non-member fees
In a message dated 6/8/01 2:05:14 PM Pacific Daylight Time,
<< They only do 3 or 4 rides a year so that is only $40 as opposed to $60 or
$65 dollars (whatever it is) for a membership. So does it encourage or
discourage people to join? The best way to get people to join a group or club
or organization is to make them think they are missing something. >>
Well, you just described me in the above statement! I had been riding in
AERC rides for the past 10 years, but just never felt that there was a point
in my joining because I only did a few rides a year -- wasn't competitive,
didn't care about accumulating mileage. I'd been an NATRC member for the last
13 or so years, but just hadn't joined AERC. Two years ago I finally figured
out that if we don't weigh in as a GROUP about trail usage and the importance
of that; If we don't let our numbers be known we will definitely lose trail
and lose rides. So, I joined AERC. I am still not a "competitive" rider
(Tom Ivers would consider me a slacker). Funny thing though I recently
tabulated my mileage and my horse's mileage...and we each have roughly 2,000.
My how time flies :))
So, join AERC, NATRC, ECTRA, UMECTRA, Back Country Horsemen, your local trail
riding organization; whatever the organization of choice is....our trails are
in danger and are dwindling we need to be a cohesive force if we want to
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