RAFINO Dues Policy
NOTE: Annual RAFINO dues have remained at $12.00, unchanged from the beginning.
If you wish, you can pay one or more years in advance.
Donations over and above the dues are also welcomed and appreciated.
Annual Dues Rate: $12.00 annual dues are payable January 1st for
all existing members, or immediately upon acceptance of a new member application.
If a new member joins on July 1, or later, they will not be charged for the current calendar year.
Their first $12.00 payment will be applied to the next calendar year beginning January 1.
Dues are requested as close to January 1 as possible, with current year dues being delinquent on March 31.
Dues are payable to the RAFINO Treasurer. at the following address:
You can pay your dues via check to the RAFINO Treasurer, LTC (RET) Imre Volgyi , at RAFINO, 3112 WATERFRONT DR, Chattanooga, TN 37419-1535.
If making dues payments every year is not your cup of tea, consider paying two or more years advance dues, or, even better, consider
Lifetime Option: applying for a Lifetime membership, with an age-based sliding dues scale:
|less than or equal to 50||$200.00|
|51 to 60||$150.00|
|61 to 70||$125.00|
|71 to 80||$100.00|
|81 to 90||$75.00|
|91 and above||$0.00|
The Lifetime and $12.00 annual dues are used to defray the administrative costs associated with the organizational requirements to maintain and periodically distribute a roster and periodic hard copy newsletter, maintain a current webpage on the internet, and purchase office supplies like paper, envelopes, stamps, and the like. The Reunions we conduct every other year are planned to be self-funded, so none of the $12.00 goes towards any of those expenses. All excess earnings are distributed to other IRS approved tax exempt veterans organizations or organizations that support veterans.