In the past, weve published a half-year treasurers report in the Summer Blueline. Ive 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 treasurers 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: firstname.lastname@example.org (office), email@example.com (home).
The AESE treasurers 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 dont 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.
I have ordered a new batch of AESE membership mugs in time for the Annual Meeting in Sudbury. I used a different designthe 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. Weve had members collect as many as four mugs at one meeting! See you in Sudbury!
RETURN to non-frame version of Blueline.