Treasurer's Notes

Treasurer's Report
About AESE Dues
Membership Mugs

Treasurer's Report

In the past, we’ve published a half-year treasurer’s report in the Summer Blueline. I’ve had several people ask “why do you do this each year?” So now I ask the members, “Do you find it useful to have a half-year treasurer’s report published in Blueline each year? Or, do you think once a year is enough (the year-end report published in the Winter issue)? Note that the treasurer always gives a “to-date” report on the financial status of AESE at the Annual Meeting.”

Send your responses to Kate Lessing, 781 Northwest Drive, Morgantown, WV 26505; or e-mail: klessi@metc.doe.gov (office), lessingk@aol.com (home).

About AESE Dues

The AESE treasurer’s current bank (in Morgantown, WV) now charges to clear any check from a non-U.S. bank that does not have electronic transaction capabilities with the bank.

Four checks from Canadian banks fell into this category this year, and the bank charged AESE fees from $15 to almost $25 per check! AESE thus lost money on these members.

Beginning with 1997 dues, your check for $30 U.S. must be from a bank that has electronic transfer to U.S. banks. I will return any checks that don’t meet this requirement and will ask you to get a money order or a check drawn on an international bank.

How can you tell if your check comes from an international bank? Look at the numbers at the bottom of your check. You must have a nine-digit number with a vertical line and a colon at each end. You also can have other number/letter combinations; but at least one number (and usually on the extreme left) should be exactly nine digits long and have a colon on either end.

Membership Mugs

I have ordered a new “batch” of AESE membership mugs in time for the Annual Meeting in Sudbury. I used a different design—the hexagonal shaped AESE logo on one side and the name spread out around the rest of the cup.

To earn one of these great new membership mugs, just entice someone to join AESE, and have him/her list your name on the membership form. And remember, you must be at the Annual Meeting to get your mug. We’ve had members collect as many as four mugs at one meeting! See you in Sudbury!

—Kate Lessing

RETURN to non-frame version of Blueline.