The ACBL is restructuring its dues schedules. Our District 14 Director, Sharon Anderson, sent us an update as to what the new fees will be. An explanation is included with the new structure.
ACBL has implemented a new membership dues structure effective April 1. The framework emphasizes the savings available when signing up for multi-year options.
Essentially, members who were previously joining or renewing for one year won’t see any increase when they opt, instead, to sign up for three years. In addition, signing up for multiple-year plans will save our members time, save the League up to $80,000 in reduced printing and postage expense and even save some trees along the way.
In addition to the one-year membership, two-year and three-year options have been added for new members. For the first time, new members have the opportunity to receive the new member discount for three full years. This new feature is sure to be popular with the 11,000-plus new members who join annually.
One, two-year and three-year alternatives will now exist for the regular, Life Member and household levels. But it’s joining or renewing for three years that offers the greatest savings across the board. Currently, 43% of ACBL members are on a three-year plan.
New members will realize a discount of 26% over making annual $49 payments. Regular members and life members will realize savings of 20% and 22% respectively.
ACBL Membership Dues
Effective April 1, 2017
One year $39
Two years $74
Three years $87 (only $29 per year)
One year $49
Two years $94
Three years $117 (only $39 per year)
Life Master service fee
One year $46
Two years $88
Three years $108 (only $36 per year)
One year $82
Two years $160
Three years $216 (only $72 per year)
One year (indiv) $275
One year (house) $375
Three years (indiv) $750
Three years (house) $1050
One year $5