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- 1 What the Fees are
- 2 Membership Types
- 3 What you are paying for
- 4 How We determine the fees
- 5 Due Dates
- 6 Contact Us
- 7 Responsibilities
- 8 Disclaimer
What the Fees are
Hive13 has two tiers of membership with different fees:
- Full Membership - $100 per month
- Contributing Membership - $35 per month
This is the membership with full rights and privileges.
This membership level is intended for students and others who cannot or who choose not to pay for full membership.
If you are a full time student, either in high school or an university then you are eligible for a membership discount. The fee is $35/mo. You will have full internet access, voting rights and you will be allowed to use the facility. However, you will not be provided your own key to the facility. We will have a method to contact the space to see if somebody is there to let you in. (TODO: Provide details)
On rare occasion it is possible to qualify for a student rate or an exception entirely even when not a student. In order to qualify you must not be able to pay the normal membership fee and be able to contribute above and beyond what is required by a normal member or provide an invaluable service. NOTE: being very skilled is NOT enough to be eligible. All the members of Hive13 are very skilled so we will reject any requests of that nature.
What you are paying for
Access to our space
Being a member of Hive13 provides 24-hour access to an excellent working facility (TODO: Add link to physical space info). Access the the extensive skill set and resources of the Hive13 organization. Access to public tools and services as well as classes provided by Hive13.
You will have full access to internet resources Hive13 provi
On the first month of membership you will get a Hive13 Account and access to all internet services including voting rights. You will have to meet with a member at the facility to receive your access.
(TODO: Summarize service benefits)
Members all have the right to vote on any issues brought a Vote of the Membership, which will include electing the Board of Directors and most major decisions governing the organization.
How We determine the fees
The membership dues are determined by the Board of Directors and will be set periodically (probably annually) to reflect the organizations membership and costs.
Membership amount is derived from the amount of members and the minimum amount necessary to sustain an living space. At set intervals (TODO: Specify the dates) the membership will be re-evaluated. When membership is high the membership costs will go down. Currently we require 15 people at $100/mo minimum to sustain. If this number drops below the equation we will have to close the facilities.
Below is the equation for the minimum full members we need to sustain:
Total_Expenses = Rent + Insurance + ... Safety_Cash = The money we want to put in the bank each month. MemberCnt = The total # of members required StudentCnt = The number of student members in the group. This equation assumes $35 for students and $100 for Members. MemberCnt = (Total_Expenses + Safety_Cash - ($35 * StudentCnt)) / $100 Therefore, if we look at it as: Total_Expenses = $1200 Safety_Cash = $100 StudentCnt = 3 11.95 = ($1300 - $35 * 3) / $100 So we know we need to have 12 full members. You can also graph this equation if you assume: x = StudentCnt y = MemberCnt y= (Total_Expenses + Safety_Cash - ($35 * x)) / $100 Just fill in Total_Expenses + Safety_Cash with their appropriate values.
Possibly a more useful equation would be the total ammount of dues needed to be paid if we have a certain number of Members / Students
Dues = [Total_Expenses + Safety_Cash - ($35 * StudentCnt)] / MemberCnt Here we can see that if we have 2 student and 13 full time members, the membership cost would be... $94.61 per Member
Cash or Check
Membership is due by the first of the month if paying with cash or check. You can make checks out to: Hive13
Credit Card or Paypal
Credit Card payments are accepted by signing up for a auto-pay subscription via paypal. If using paypal the first payment will be withdrawn when you sign up and then that date will be the scheduled date that paypal will automatically deduct the membership fees. NOTE: if you pay on the 31st and the next month has less than 31 days then the payment will be withdrawn on the first. The link to our paypal account is:
To pay please choose your membership payment at the Membership enrollment page
All membership queries should be directed at mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
Every member is responsible for helping to maintain the space and contributing to the group. Helping with projects, assisting with building the space or keeping it clean, teaching classes, etc. Due to the residential levels above the space there will also probably be a noise curfew. Details on what exactly that means are posted on the noise curfew page.
If a member is being disruptive or providing serious problems to the group or the facilities then they can be voted out of the organization. A group vote is taken and if it is decided your membership should be terminated you will have your access revoked. You will not get a refund for that month. We will stop accepting payment for membership as well.