Talk:Interorganizational relations among chapters
Regarding members fees for the French chapter, I propose the following:
- members pay a fee to the French chapter
- the chapter transfers part of its income to the foundation, corresponding to the number of members. Amount has to be decided between the foundation and the local chapter
- the member should be allowed to vote for the French chapter and for the foundation board trustee election
- easiest for people living in France and the Euro zone, and even for European people not in the Euro zone, I think (Switzerland)
- easiest accounting for the French chapter and the foundation
- a member living in Japan will have to send a money order to France
Yann 09:39, 24 Jun 2004 (UTC)
There are other considerations I think, that go beyong the dues. Dues are one thing, that could be solved either by sending a certain percentage or a certain amount. But other things are to be taken into account as well, such as donations, or grants or whatever. It might be more simple that a certain percentage of revenues are sent to the foundation. This could vary of course, depending on the year income, so to decide upon budget considerations.
I also understood that german law required that the reason for the donation to another association be specified. It is quite possible that this is the same in most countries.
I do not see the "member living in France having to send money order to France" as a cons. The member has the choice to pay in any association he wishes. Paypal will make it just as easy to pay in the US or to pay in France. ant