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Hello MAS Members!!!
I hope you will enjoy all that MAS has to offer; swappping, sharing your crafts, challenging yourself, encouraging each other to grow and making friends in the process!!!
Please let me know if you have any questions, suggestions or ideas.
Effective 10/4/16 ning will be raising our monthly fees
from $79.00 to $139.00 a month.
They will be $119.00 plus $20.00 for the Paypal Feature
TOTAL $139.00 A MONTH
I have been racking my brain trying to figure a way to get around this, as memberships would not cover this. I called and talked to NING and this is what I can do.
1) Bring our MB down to below 10, currently it is 28. The only way for me to do this is delete inactive members. However it is not that easy (of course not). I have to look at two screens, one shows if they are active and the other is where you delete them from. I started this a few days ago and accidentally deleted two members, thank goodness Amarils was super nice about it...yes, I started with the A's. Thank you Amarilis. This is going to be a long process. When Julia gets her skype up and going, I think if we skype and one of us reads the names and the other checks the boxes, where one person doesn't have to flip between screens, it will go faster and hopefully prevent these mistakes of deleting paying members. I am so so sorry.
2) We won't have phone support, everything has to be done through email.
3) Our videos will have to be linked with youtube, or a video site like that and then the embeded code put here at MAS. I think most of us do this, but there are some members that don't. If we don't do it this way it would cost an additional $14.95 a month.
What does all of this mean? It means I am trying. I never talk about my financial situation, but I can't pay $140 a month for the site. It will take a while to go through all the members, so I am prepared to pay the $139 for October. Hopefully if we work hard, we can get through all the members and bring that MB to below 10. We will have to delete pictures that have been on the site for a certain amount of time and ask that pictures that are not related to our crafts, not be posted.
If anyone would like to pitch in and help with a small donation, I sure would appreciate it. Just to get us through. I am not shutting down the site, but it sure would make it easier on me.
If all of this works out, we will actually downgrade, which in reality keeps us at the same rate, because the lower plan is being raised to what we pay now.
Thanks for taking the time to read this. Donations can be made using the Donate button to the left.
DON'T FORGET TO PUT YOUR CARD IN YOUR SWAP BOX
THERE WILL BE ANOTHER DRAWING.....EVEN IF I DON'T PUT IT UP
WE WILL HAVE ONE EVERY MONTH....I JUST FORGET TO PUT UP A PIC.
IF YOU MAILED YOUR BOX AND IT IS POSTMARKED BEFORE THE 22ND, LET ME KNOW AND I WILL MAKE ENTRIES FOR YOU SINCE I DIDN'T HAVE THIS UP.
9/22/16 DON'T FORGET TO SEND IN YOUR 3 X 5 CARDS - ONE FOR EACH SWAP.....NOT SURE WHAT THE PRIZE WILL BE, AT A MINIMUM IT WILL BE AN 8 X 8 G45 PAD - JUST NOT SURE WHICH ONE OR WHAT ELSE ;-) - REMINDER AND FOR NEWBIES - FOR EVERY SWAP YOU ARE IN, YOU SEND A 3 X 5" INDEX TYPE CARD WITH YOUR NAME AND ADDRESS ON IT. IF YOU ARE IN 5 SWAPS - THAT IS FIVE ENTRIES. I WILL DRAW AFTER EVERYTHING HAS BEEN SWAPPED OUT AND SEND THE WINNER THE PRIZE.
I WANTED TO LET EVERYONE KNOW THAT
LAVISH LACES on ETSY
CURRENTLY HAS A COUPON CODE : chic15
that will give you 15% off your order. Don't know how long it will last, so don't miss out! I asked permission before I posted this, but wanted to share with all of you. I know a lot of us like her items!
PLEASE WELCOME OUR NEW MEMBERS
ROSE CAMANCHO 9/1
SUZETTE ESPONGE 9/7
KIMBERLY R. 9/9
JAIZELLA CLARK 9/12 (LAVISH LACES ON ETSY)
KAREN O. 9/9
HOW TO BECOME A MEMBER, RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP, ETC.
If you are visiting our site, and you want to jump in and get started, all you need to do is click on "settings". This will take you where you can choose which membership option you would like. If you are already a member, you can do the same thing to pay and keep active. If your membership expires on 12/30/16 and you buy another year....it will add on from 12/30/16 to 12/30/17. You never lose time by paying ahead.
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