Membership Letter

TO: AADAS Membership

FROM: David Zwart, AADAS Treasurer

DATE: January 16, 2017

SUBJECT: Treasurer’s Report

I wanted to write a quick update on the financial position of the association and some exciting new initiatives.

First, our balance at the end of 2016 was strong. The board decided to move the money to a West Michigan bank after many years using the accounting services at Calvin College. Our biggest expense is generally the publication and distribution of the conference proceedings. We also use the membership funds to print and distribute the newsletter and various other office supplies.

The board also authorized using funds to develop a new website. We paid a one-time fee to design the site and now pay a hosting fee. It is a work in progress but should serve us for years to come. We thank Yvette Hoitink for her service to get the first website going and keeping it updated for many years. The the old site needed major updating so the board decided to move it to a new web host and platform.

Finally, with the updated website we also created an account to accept online payments. We use the service PayPal which charges a fee for each use. It will provide simple way to pay membership fees, particularly for our international members. We still gladly accept mailed checks and membership forms.

The board looks forward to your continuing support of the work of the association by renewing your membership.

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