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Re: Merry Christmas.... but.
Exchange Membership in the AKA/BKA is a fine thing, but at present it is
complicated and awkward. I was a BKA member in the '80's, but it was not
easy to find somebody willing to exchange membership and I finally
dropped out. If one tries to pay the membership fee directly, the
banking charges make it prohibitive.
At that time I proposed a different method to further membership in both
Societies, but the powers that be, apparently, were not interested or
didn't think it worthwhile.
The method is absolutely simple: Each Society has a representative on
the territory of the other, to whom dues can be paid, i.e. the BKA has
somebody representing it in the US, to whom American members can pay
their BKA dues with a simple personal check, & the AKA has somebody in
England collecting the AKA membership dues.
Once in a while the representatives transmit the collected money to the
respective Society, paying only one banking fee. Commercial firms and
banks use this method constantly. It works & it's simple. Why not try
Tim Addis wrote:
> > I usually don't answer general complaints from killitalk,
> It wasn't meant as a complaint Joe, just something which we could both
> (AKA/BKA) look at in the future to provide a better service to exchange
> I use myself as a guinea pig to see if the system works & see if it can be
> improved as the exchange thing has never been fully pushed.
> Their are many advantages to exchanging & I'm suprised only a handful of
> members do it.
> It would be nice to get 100 members to exchange. This would help enormously
> in swelling membership numbers on both sides of the pond.
> Your membership info was forwarded to me on
> > December 5
> That's what I mean Joe. As a new member the first month of membership goes
> by without an access code to get into the full AKA site. A new member is
> keen to take advantage of a new association. Something could be done to send
> the code at start of membership to those on the net.
> It's not a mountain out of a molehill but a little thing which could easily
> be sorted to help new members.
> The AKA disregarded my advise to hold-off rolling out
> > the members only realm until a final mechanism could be developed to
> > members of their passwords.
> Perhaps you had the right idea Joe. Merry Christmas.....
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