2023 Dues Letter
I hope this email finds you happy, healthy, and off to a great start in 2023!
As you’re well aware, MUSA cannot maintain its ongoing tradition of choral music performance and great esprit de corps without a small amount of funds at the beginning of each year. While many members donate their time and expertise to benefit the group, there are real financial costs we're required to fulfill. These include the purchase of music, pre-payment of rental of space and equipment, and other administrative costs that your dues payments defray for the benefit of all of us.
Our 2023 dues remain at $75. To be eligible to participate in the 2023 Reunion and any related MUSA business -- voting for officers and the board, holding office, proposing officers, etc. (which we will complete during our 2023 Reunion) -- you will need to have your dues paid by May 31, 2023.
Dues (and scholarship donations) can be made in three ways:
1) CHECK: Please send a check for $75 payable to Mastersingers USA to my attention at 11 Gramatan Court, Bronxville, NY 10708.
2) ZELLE: Many banks now offer free instantaneous payment via your bank account, without fees. Please send any dues or scholarship fund donations to: [email protected].
3) PAYPAL: Please go to www.paypal.com and send $77.00 to [email protected]. The additional $2 covers Paypal’s transaction fees under our new incorporated structure.
FYI, we have looked into adding Venmo as a payment option but it’s owned by PayPal and the fees are very similar, so we’ve chosen not to add Venmo. Feel free to contact me if you think we should add Venmo.
Additionally, please consider a donation to our Scholarship Fund. Any Scholarship Fund donation is now likely to be federally tax deductible (please consult your accountant for details). A donation in any amount helps MUSA provide needed funds for members – and can augment our outreach to newer members as we did in 2022 – that enhances our musical quality. All donations above $250 will receive a receipt for tax purposes, as the IRS requires (receipts for other donations provided on request).
Reunion update. Thank you to those of you who have let us know your intentions for the upcoming MUSA Reunion (June 15-17 at Roxbury Latin School). For those of you who have yet to respond, we appreciate procrastination is a time-honored, if inglorious, MUSA tradition. Time to "Git On Board".
Thanks to your enthusiastic response, the Reunion is ON! At this point, we have a good number of “Definites” as well as a reasonable gaggle of “Maybes” – combined this totals 53 voices as of now. And we haven’t heard from 15-20 men who attended the 2022 Reunion. Finally, the balance of those who are Definites and Maybes is just about perfect, according to Kerry.
Kerry and Tom expect to send an email by March 1 with a lot more information about this year’s Reunion.
Please contact me at your convenience with any dues-related questions.