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Membership Dues

Membership Dues Information

Why Pay Membership Fees?

Around 50% of the fees China Capital Toastmasters Club (“CCTMC”) collects are sent to Toastmasters International (“TI”) so that we can use all the copyright training materials that TI provides.  The remainder of the fees goes towards renting the training room for our Thursday night meetings, purchasing new member kits as well as other materials for the development of the club members.

Guest Period

You are encouraged to visit CCTMC meetings to familiarize yourself with the club, and vice versa.  You are allowed to visit for up to 3 times, after which, we ask you to decide whether to join or not.  When joining, you’ll need to pay the membership fees according to the calculation method detailed below.

Billing Cycles

As per TI policy, CCTMC bills members on a bi-annual basis (every six months).  The two billing periods are April 1 to September 30, and October 1 to March 31.

When joining, you are asked to pay up to the end of the current billing cycle, including the New Member fee.  Details on how this is calculated are below.  Paying though the end of the current billing cycle simplifies billing for members after they join.  After the initial collection is made, everyone is automatically put on the same billing cycle.

Fees Calculation

New Member Fee

The one time joining fee is RMB 250 and covers the cost of your new member kit which will be mailed directly from TI to our club. When it arrives, we will give it to you at one of our weekly meetings.

Membership Fee

Membership fees are collected bi-annually (every six months).  The monthly fee is RMB 100.

Joining Month

If you join in the first half of a month, you’ll be asked to pay starting from that month.  If you join in the second half of the month, you’ll be asked to pay starting from the next month.

Example 1:  If you join on January 3rd, you’ll be asked to pay for the dues inclusive of January up to the renewal period of March 31.  This involves January, February, and March membership dues and the New Member Fee.

Total Fee = New Member Fee + Monthly Fees (January – March)
RMB 550 = RMB 250 + 100 + 100 + 100

Example 2:  If you join on January 22nd, you’ll be asked to pay for the dues starting in February up to the renewal period of March 31.  This involves February, and March membership dues and the New Member Fee.

Total Fee = New Member Fee + Monthly Fees (February – March)
RMB 450 = RMB 250 + 100 + 100

The following table illustrates the billing cycles and how much you’ll need to pay depending on what month you join. From the 1st of October 2011, the Toastmasters International dues have increased, therefore please add 20 RMB per month to this below chart:

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The joining month is highlighted in red.  If you join in the first half of the month, the Total Fee will be calculated to include the joining month (as shown in the column Total Fee²).  If you join in the second half of the month, the Total Fee will be calculated to not include the joining month (as shown in the column Total Fee¹).

Note: All membership dues are non-refundable.

Still Not Clear or Have Questions?

Please feel free to contact our Treasurer or Vice President (VP) Membership at any meeting for a face to face explanation. You can find their contact details on the contacts page .

 

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