What a Great Officers' Training Last Month!
By Dave Twit Linberg
Over 140 ABATE of Wisconsin member/officers gave
up all or part of their weekend to come to
Wisconsin Rapids to listen, learn, and share rules
and hints for keeping ABATE of Wisconsin strong
and effective. Thank you!
There is always so much information to share
-- some of the details get lost in the volume
so Membership Wise, I'm going to share the
Most Frequent Questions ...
1) How can I get another membership patch
(triangle), or pin, or rocker? Replacement or
duplicate patches, pins, or rockers are available
to members at the ABATE State Office. Cost is
$2.50 each which includes sales tax and postage
back to you. Just send payment, your name, and a
list of what you need to the State Office and
we'll mail them right out to you.
2) I lost my membership card, how can I get a
replacement? Just call or email our State
) and we'll send
you a replacement card at no charge.
3) Why isn't my membership expiration
date on my newsletter label anymore? Grrrrrr,
I really wish we could fix this. But the truth is
that the company that prints our newsletter tells
us that with the labeling program that needs to be
used now we do not have room to include the
expiration date. The date is on your membership
card and this nicely leads to my next
4) Will you tell me when it's time to
renew? Yes we will. All memberships expire at
the end of a month. During the first week of the
month that your membership expires we will send
you a postcard reminding you to renew. But you can
renew at any time (see #5 below)
5) What happens if you renew early? You
still get a full year. For example, if your
membership is due to expire on July 31, 2017 and
you renew early in March ... we will simply
extend your membership to a new expiration date of
July 31, 2018.
6) Why did I stop getting my newsletter?
If this happens, there is something wrong with the
address we have for you ... or human error
reared up and entered you wrong in the membership
data file. Don't just sit there and stew
about it. Let us know so we can figure out
what's wrong and get it fixed. If you move,
you need to inform us of your new address. The
most common other problem that we find is that
someone's fat fingers may have typed in the
wrong expiration date for you and the computer
that kicks out the labels thinks you're
Above all, if there is a problem with a
membership, please let us know! We'll get it
Linberg, Dave Twit. "What a Great Officers' Training Last Month!." ABATE of Wisconsin Newsletter Mar. 2017.