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== What the Fees are ==
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= Membership Fee Structure =  
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Hive13 has two tiers of membership with different fees:
 
Hive13 has two tiers of membership with different fees:
* Full Membership - '''$100''' per month
 
* Contributing Membership - '''$35''' per month
 
  
== Membership Types ==
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===Full Membership===
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$100 per month. This is the membership with full rights and privileges.
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=== Contributing Membership===
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$35 per month. This membership level is intended for students and people who cannot or choose not to pay for a full membership. You will have access to site materials and voting rights, but you will not be provided with your own key to the facility. {TODO: Determine how to let contrib. members in?} On rare occasion it is possible to qualify for the Contributing rate when not a student. In order to qualify you must both be able to contribute above and beyond what a Full Member does, or provide an invaluable service.
  
=== Full Membership ===
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= What You Are Paying For =
  
This is the membership with full rights and privileges.
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=== Access to the Space ===
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Being a Full Member of Hive13 provides 24-hour access to an excellent working facility. Contributing Members must be escorted by a Full Member to have access to the facility.
  
=== Contributing Membership ===
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=== Access to the extensive skill set and resources of the Hive13 members ===
  
This membership level is intended for students and others who cannot or who choose not to pay for full membership.
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Hive13 members have a wide range of interests, hobbies, and professions - from server administration to welding to complex organic biochemistry. As a Member you will be able to learn from us, as well as have the opportunity to teach in return.
  
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)
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=== Access to public tools, services, and classes ===
  
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.
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The space is maintained as a group workshop, and as such there will be access to shared tools that members will provide. As the Hive13 organization gets established, we will be purchasing tools for the group to use that most people could not afford alone - as of July 6th, we are planning to purchase a rapid prototyping system as one of our first group purchases.
  
== What you are paying for ==
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=== Voting Rights ===
  
=== Access to our space ===
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Voting rights - Members have the right to vote on any issues brought to the membership, which include electing the Board, electing Officers, and most major decisions governing the organization.
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.
 
  
 
=== Internet resources ===
 
=== Internet resources ===
You will have full access to internet resources Hive13 provi
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Members get a Hive13 Account which grants you an @Hive13.org email address and access to all other internet services.
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= Payment Methods and Due Dates =
  
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.
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=== Paypal ===
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Payments by Credit or Debit card are accepted by signing up for a subscription via paypal. Your first payment is withdrawn when you sign up, and then that date every month Paypal will automatically withdraw the membership fees. To start your subscription visit the [http://pay.hive13.org/join/ Membership Enrollment page]. {TODO: Should this link be given out when we actually accept people as opposed to being public?}
  
(TODO: Summarize service benefits)
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=== Cash or Check ===
  
=== Voting rights ===
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Membership is due by the first of the month if paying with cash or check. You can make checks out to:  '''Hive13''' {TODO: Who do they pay? Any random member? Members of the Board? The Treasurer?}
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 ==
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= How the Fees are Determined =  
  
The membership dues are determined by the Board of Directors and will be set periodically (probably annually) to reflect the organizations membership and costs.
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The membership dues are determined by the Board of Directors and reflect the organizations' membership, costs for Hive13 expenses, and future group purchasing goals. The dues for each membership level will be changed periodically when the organizations' needs change.
  
=== Maths ===  
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= Maths =
  
 
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.
 
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.
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$94.61 per Member
 
$94.61 per Member
 
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== Due Dates ==
 
 
=== 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 [http://pay.hive13.org/join/ Membership enrollment page]
 
 
== Contact Us ==
 
All membership queries should be directed at mailto:membership@hive13.org
 
 
== Responsibilities ==
 
 
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.
 
 
== Disclaimer ==
 
 
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.
 
  
 
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Revision as of 19:10, 6 July 2009

Membership Fee Structure

Hive13 has two tiers of membership with different fees:

Full Membership

$100 per month. This is the membership with full rights and privileges.

Contributing Membership

$35 per month. This membership level is intended for students and people who cannot or choose not to pay for a full membership. You will have access to site materials and voting rights, but you will not be provided with your own key to the facility. {TODO: Determine how to let contrib. members in?} On rare occasion it is possible to qualify for the Contributing rate when not a student. In order to qualify you must both be able to contribute above and beyond what a Full Member does, or provide an invaluable service.

What You Are Paying For

Access to the Space

Being a Full Member of Hive13 provides 24-hour access to an excellent working facility. Contributing Members must be escorted by a Full Member to have access to the facility.

Access to the extensive skill set and resources of the Hive13 members

Hive13 members have a wide range of interests, hobbies, and professions - from server administration to welding to complex organic biochemistry. As a Member you will be able to learn from us, as well as have the opportunity to teach in return.

Access to public tools, services, and classes

The space is maintained as a group workshop, and as such there will be access to shared tools that members will provide. As the Hive13 organization gets established, we will be purchasing tools for the group to use that most people could not afford alone - as of July 6th, we are planning to purchase a rapid prototyping system as one of our first group purchases.

Voting Rights

Voting rights - Members have the right to vote on any issues brought to the membership, which include electing the Board, electing Officers, and most major decisions governing the organization.

Internet resources

Members get a Hive13 Account which grants you an @Hive13.org email address and access to all other internet services.

Payment Methods and Due Dates

Paypal

Payments by Credit or Debit card are accepted by signing up for a subscription via paypal. Your first payment is withdrawn when you sign up, and then that date every month Paypal will automatically withdraw the membership fees. To start your subscription visit the Membership Enrollment page. {TODO: Should this link be given out when we actually accept people as opposed to being public?}

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 {TODO: Who do they pay? Any random member? Members of the Board? The Treasurer?}

How the Fees are Determined

The membership dues are determined by the Board of Directors and reflect the organizations' membership, costs for Hive13 expenses, and future group purchasing goals. The dues for each membership level will be changed periodically when the organizations' needs change.

Maths

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