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Re: ANA Dues Up From Last Year.
« Reply #15 on: July 17, 2013, 06:20:37 pm »
No problem.....Believe me!
5cm x 5cm left-side A.N. partially removed via Middle Fossa 9/21/2005 @ Mass General. 
Compounded by hydrocephalus. Shunt installed 8/10/2005.
Dr. Fred Barker - Neurosurgeon and Dr. Michael McKenna - Neurotologist.

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Re: ANA Dues Up From Last Year.
« Reply #16 on: July 19, 2013, 11:56:36 am »
Jack,

This just in my train club  association (TCA) membership dues just had a whopping $15 dollar a year increase! They have been in existence since 1952. I have been a member since 2010. They  have not had a dues increase in 6 years. This is (membership in the ANA) is worth far more than any association of geeks (like myself) who's hobby it is to collect toy trains.

Just to put it all in perspective.....

Mike
1974 - Dr. Michelson  Colombia Presbyterian removal of 3 Arterio Venous Malformations
2004- Dr. Sisti  NY Presbyterian subtotal removal of 3.1 cm AN,
2012 - June 11th Dr. Sisti Gamma Knife (easy-breasily done)"DEAD IRV" play taps!
Research, research, research then decide and trust in God's Hands!

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Re: ANA Dues Up From Last Year.
« Reply #17 on: July 19, 2013, 07:11:30 pm »
Haven't, since the "ear plug" post ...  ;) That did it. Really; I am glad you are participating in this group! I like your candor.

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Dues for Canada members $25 higher than US members.
« Reply #18 on: May 14, 2014, 04:14:18 pm »
I take it back. Take me seriously.

I'm reviving this thread because I just found out that Canadian members pay $70 dues while we in the US pay $45.

What's that all about?

Does it take $25 worth of postage to send mail from the US to Canada?

Did ANA have to hire specialists to address envelopes mailed to Canada?



3/15/18 12mm x 6mm x5mm
9/21/16 12mm x 7mm x 5mm
3/23/15 12mm x 5.5mm x 4mm
3/13/14 12mm x 6mm x 4mm
8/1/13 14mm x 5mm x 4mm (Expected)
1/22/13 12mm x 3mm (Gamma Knife)
10/10/12 11mm x 4mm x 5mm
4/4/12 9mm x 4mm x 3mm (Diagnosis)

My story at: http://www.anausa.org/smf/index.php?topic=18287.0

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Re: Dues for Canada Members $25 higher than US members
« Reply #19 on: May 14, 2014, 08:49:46 pm »
Jack, count me in as a Canadian who would like some kind of explanation.  I paid $60.00 last year and was warned the dues would be increasing.  Imagine my surprise this year at the $70.00 rate!!!  As for stamps....the only mailing I receive is for my membership renewal.  I access all Newsletters on-line, so there must be some other explanation.

I have no issue paying more (within reason) for a US based service, when it provides me with something I benefit from, but I'd sure like to understand this one!

Just as an added point of interest, according to the Bank of Canada exchange rate for today, I will have to spend $76.21 Canadian to pay for my $70.00 ANA Membership.    :(

Cathie.
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Diagnosed: June 2012, right side AN 1.8cm
June 2013: AN has grown to 2.4 cm.
Gamma Knife: Sept. 11, 2013 Toronto Western Hospital

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Re: ANA Dues Up From Last Year.
« Reply #20 on: May 15, 2014, 08:53:53 am »
ANA is a valuable resource but it's not the only one. There is a limit to how much gouging people will take before they give up and find other resources.

I, for one, will be gone at the next dues increase.

That won't make much of a dent in ANA's coffers but over 800 people have read this thread and that would be a big dent if those people balk at being gouged.



3/15/18 12mm x 6mm x5mm
9/21/16 12mm x 7mm x 5mm
3/23/15 12mm x 5.5mm x 4mm
3/13/14 12mm x 6mm x 4mm
8/1/13 14mm x 5mm x 4mm (Expected)
1/22/13 12mm x 3mm (Gamma Knife)
10/10/12 11mm x 4mm x 5mm
4/4/12 9mm x 4mm x 3mm (Diagnosis)

My story at: http://www.anausa.org/smf/index.php?topic=18287.0

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Re: ANA Dues Up From Last Year.
« Reply #21 on: May 15, 2014, 09:59:22 am »
How bout a senior discount ??
Just curious, is access to this forum contingent on paying the dues?
Jeanne
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5x6x4 mm
3-27-2013 MRI 9x6x6 mm
GK  5-7-13 Swedish Hospital, Denver

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Re: ANA Dues Up From Last Year.
« Reply #22 on: May 15, 2014, 10:18:08 am »
Hi Jeanne,

A senior discount is another excellent idea!

I believe you can access and read forum posts without being a paid member, but if you want to post and contact others, then you need to take out a membership.  If I'm wrong, hopefully someone will tell me but I seem to remember that wanting to post and communicate with others was the main reason I took out the membership.

Cathie
Diagnosed: June 2012, right side AN 1.8cm
June 2013: AN has grown to 2.4 cm.
Gamma Knife: Sept. 11, 2013 Toronto Western Hospital

arizonajack

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Re: ANA Dues Up From Last Year.
« Reply #23 on: May 15, 2014, 03:38:31 pm »
I believe you can access and read forum posts without being a paid member, but if you want to post and contact others, then you need to take out a membership.  If I'm wrong, hopefully someone will tell me but

You can register and participate in the forums without being a paid member.

I just successfully signed up on another computer with a different user name, password and IP address.

3/15/18 12mm x 6mm x5mm
9/21/16 12mm x 7mm x 5mm
3/23/15 12mm x 5.5mm x 4mm
3/13/14 12mm x 6mm x 4mm
8/1/13 14mm x 5mm x 4mm (Expected)
1/22/13 12mm x 3mm (Gamma Knife)
10/10/12 11mm x 4mm x 5mm
4/4/12 9mm x 4mm x 3mm (Diagnosis)

My story at: http://www.anausa.org/smf/index.php?topic=18287.0

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Re: ANA Dues Up From Last Year.
« Reply #24 on: May 15, 2014, 08:54:40 pm »
Jack,
I have to admit - you make me laugh!!  I'll pay the extra $5 to keep you on the forum. With all due respect to the seriousness of our situations and the value of sincere exchange of information - it does help to have a little levity from the drama. Please keep us laughing...it really helps!!
Ruthie
4/1/2013  1 cm x 1.6 cm left ear
11/1/2013 SRS Varian Trilogy UMass Medical (4 sessions)
hearing is still good, slight tinnitus, working on balance issues

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Re: ANA Dues Up From Last Year.
« Reply #25 on: May 16, 2014, 06:12:02 pm »
Jack,
I have to admit - you make me laugh!!  I'll pay the extra $5 to keep you on the forum. With all due respect to the seriousness of our situations and the value of sincere exchange of information - it does help to have a little levity from the drama. Please keep us laughing...it really helps!!
Ruthie

It does my heart good to know that I keep you amused.

A radiologist, a neurosurgeon, and an otologist walk into a bar.
The bartender looks at them and says, "Is this a joke"?

I've got a million of 'em.
3/15/18 12mm x 6mm x5mm
9/21/16 12mm x 7mm x 5mm
3/23/15 12mm x 5.5mm x 4mm
3/13/14 12mm x 6mm x 4mm
8/1/13 14mm x 5mm x 4mm (Expected)
1/22/13 12mm x 3mm (Gamma Knife)
10/10/12 11mm x 4mm x 5mm
4/4/12 9mm x 4mm x 3mm (Diagnosis)

My story at: http://www.anausa.org/smf/index.php?topic=18287.0

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Re: ANA Dues Up From Last Year.
« Reply #26 on: June 10, 2014, 03:46:52 pm »
Hi Jack,

Haven't been on in sooooo long, it's good to know you are keeping things lively!!

Between March and June I have been to Florida with my aging Dad who broke 7 ribs on some stairs outside his home on  March 10.
 After a Hospital stay and a short term stay in one of the local nursing homes in the Naples area. He enjoyed it better at home! Securing 24 hour care for him has been something of a task since my mother who's living with him seems to discourage it.

After Father's Day this year she is going to move him back to live in our family owned Nursing Home in Staten Island which is good at least I work there and can keep a watchful eye on him and ensure that he gets the best of care.


Glad to see that you are the Gaurdian of the Humor! I could use a good joke!

Mike
1974 - Dr. Michelson  Colombia Presbyterian removal of 3 Arterio Venous Malformations
2004- Dr. Sisti  NY Presbyterian subtotal removal of 3.1 cm AN,
2012 - June 11th Dr. Sisti Gamma Knife (easy-breasily done)"DEAD IRV" play taps!
Research, research, research then decide and trust in God's Hands!

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Re: ANA Dues Up From Last Year.
« Reply #27 on: June 11, 2014, 04:54:11 am »
Jack,
I have to admit - you make me laugh!!  I'll pay the extra $5 to keep you on the forum. With all due respect to the seriousness of our situations and the value of sincere exchange of information - it does help to have a little levity from the drama. Please keep us laughing...it really helps!!
Ruthie

It does my heart good to know that I keep you amused.

A radiologist, a neurosurgeon, and an otologist walk into a bar.
The bartender looks at them and says, "Is this a joke"?

I've got a million of 'em.

I'd say many of us need 'em....

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Re: ANA Dues Up From Last Year.
« Reply #28 on: July 08, 2014, 02:33:01 pm »
I actually laughed out loud at your bartender joke.

Then again, I'm Irish.

Oct 2012:  Constant Pulsatile Tinnitus
Feb 28, 2013: Dx AN 1.4 cm X .9 mm
April 19, 2013:  GK at UPMC w/Dr. Lunsford

Some things in my life need to matter less, and other things in my life need to matter more.  So yes, I'm taking this as a "lesson learned experience."

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Re: ANA Dues Up From Last Year.
« Reply #29 on: August 01, 2014, 10:45:58 am »
To All,

The ability to laugh when you feel down can be truly therapeutic, I should know, I'm in Health Care!

Mike
1974 - Dr. Michelson  Colombia Presbyterian removal of 3 Arterio Venous Malformations
2004- Dr. Sisti  NY Presbyterian subtotal removal of 3.1 cm AN,
2012 - June 11th Dr. Sisti Gamma Knife (easy-breasily done)"DEAD IRV" play taps!
Research, research, research then decide and trust in God's Hands!

 


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