Wednesday, April 3, 2019

April Monthly Newsletter

Heart to Heart Meeting Reminders for the month of April


For April 2019
Hi Monica, 

Well, I am getting ready to head out for a family vacation to Cancun, Mexico in a few days so I wanted to make sure I get this email out. I will not be at the next meeting but Heather has offered to run the meeting for me!
We had a lot of new people come to our last meeting so welcome! I forgot to mention that we assign a free membership to everyone who attends a meeting. You have to manually renew it every 6-months by logging into your account on our website. Of course, we encourage you to upgrade the free membership to a paid one so you can access all the wonderful perks we have to offer. 
Also, this is the time of year when a lot of people's memberships are renewing. Most of you are on automatic renewals so please check to make sure your credit card on file is still valid. Please log into your account on the website and update it if necessary. Or use the Wild Apricot Member app! (see below for download details)
Finally, this is a critical time for our group because about 65% of our members are renewing their memberships in April and May. If I get enough people to renew or join, then I will NOT have to increase the membership dues in June. Unfortunately, Wild Apricot is increasing my website costs again this year BUT it only takes 3 new members at the $35/yr level or 2 members at the $55/yr level to compensate for it. PLEASE consider joining/upgrading/etc. if you have found value in this networking group. 
REMINDER: I know there have been a lot of changes this year with our group so please continue to read to get updated on what they all are. The main point I need to make is that it is EXTREMELY IMPORTANT to RSVP on our website as we are no longer monitoring Meetup and we only share the event on Facebook to get greater visibility and to make it easier to share & invite friends. If you are NOT RSVP'ing on our website, then I don't know you are coming to our meetings. 
I almost cancelled the meeting on Feb 25th because I had only 7 people RSVP the night before. We ended up having 20 people attend so it all worked out. However, I should not have to send out half a dozen messages to get people to tell me if they are attending or not. You cannot assume that there will be a meeting if you don't RSVP.