View Full Version : Paying Dues???????????????
04-28-2003, 08:28 AM
As I have stated in all of my posts, I am a neo and still putting together the do's and don'ts of the greek world. I have met many sorors in the past week and either before or after I meet them, someone makes the statement that they come to programs from time to time but they are not financial.
My question is, if the pledge you make to any greek organization is supposed to be for life along with the bonds of sisterhood/friendship, then why turn your back on a soror that is a financial rut but still supports the programs? I personally think that someone's time is just as good as their money.
I know my illustrious organization operates on the dues and gifts of its members and if you are able to pay, you should, but turning your back on a soror in a financial rut in my book is against the rules!
What are your thoughts on the situation?
04-28-2003, 03:13 PM
Well, coming into any sorority or fraternity, you have to know what is expected of you. Dues have to be paid every year in order for the organization to flourish and for its goals and objectives to be realized. Yes we all fall into a rut sometimes, but you have to have money management when it comes to your organization, just like your rent and utilities. You chose to join and membership has its obligations.
All you have to do is divide your dues into monthly payments and set that money aside until the due date, or if your org has a monthly payment plan, do that so you'll know for sure you're using that money to pay your dues. If you have to sit out for a year, because of circumstances, ok, but you should do your best to get back asap and continue support during your slump/ But a lot of non-financial members just don't pay, not that they can't, and that's sad. And they are usually the first ones complaining. If everyone would pay their money, more could get done.
Plus remember, these people are your sisters and brothers, they may help you if you're genuinely in a rut and WANT to be active.
04-28-2003, 03:23 PM
I agree with you BirthaBlue4 about people knowing what the financial responsibilities are but people's financial situations change and I was referring more to the disrespect that some members in various organizations experience when they can't pay their dues.
I too have a problem with people that can't pay their dues, don't show up at any programs and every time you see them they are out partying and have on new nelia!
Thanks for sharing your opinion!!!! It is greatly appreciated!
04-28-2003, 06:02 PM
You're welcom sands!!! I understand about real hardships, I've had a few myself, and I just got in LOL, but the nalia wearing-complaining-everyday-folks get on my nerves. Pay up or shut up. And I encourage people to talk to your sorors/frat, REAL sorors/frats will make sure you're taken care of in a time of need. I know I would (if I had it).
05-02-2003, 05:29 PM
In an ideal situation everyone would help out another when times get hard. But, people are people and some are going to look down on others even though they may only be writing checks and not doing much more. It's sad but it happens.
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