Membership Dues Policy
Membership dues are on a per year basis, with a Clan MacColin Membership
Application Form with any change in status, and may be paid in advance.
Renewals are from the last expiration date.
A subscription to the newsletter, the Seannachie, which is
published according to need at varying intervals, is included in membership.
The Seannachie will be mailed to paid members and subscribers
unless they specify that they do not wish a copy (i.e. their spouse is
receiving one) or two copies sent to an address are returned by the Post
Office, in which case no further issues will be sent until an address correction
or update is provided on a Clan MacColin Membership Application Form
, which is needed for all information updates.
Payment in other than money, as any deviation from normal procedure, may
be accepted but must be negotiated with the Chief, who may accept payment
in kind or pawn.
A receipt will be issued at the time to keep the book keeping straight,
unless the canceled check is sufficient receipt (please note on the check
that it is for dues).
Bounced checks must be covered in cash with a bounce fee of ten dollars
to cover bank fees and aggravation, and membership is in suspense until
If there is any problem, it may be corrected by presentation of the canceled
check or receipt which will fix it immediately.
Payment must be made to 'An Fear Sporran na MacColin in a timely
One Seannachie issue will be mailed after the expiration
Dues will be accepted during announced times at Clan events by Norman Montgomery
or a designated assistant; payment will be refused on the toilet (this
has happened!) or other inappropriate times to avoid book keeping errors.
Initial dues and Clan MacColin Membership Application Form must
be submitted together to reduce paperwork and errors.
Preferred renewal method is by mail
with an updated Clan MacColin Membership Application Form and check
made out to Norman Montgomery, noted "For Clan Dues", before the expiration
Clan Membership dues are used to pay for the Seannachie
and defray other Clan expenses to enable us to pursue our mission. Other
special assessments may be made for special projects, if needed, by the