Chebucto Community Net letter to members
Date: Sat, 18 Oct 2008 00:23:33 -0300 (ADT)
From: Chebucto Community Net <office at chebucto.ns.ca>
To: Chebucto Community Net <office at chebucto.ns.ca>
Subject: Letter to members - Dues increase
To Chebucto Members,
At the last Annual General Meeting the Board outlined the financial
situation in detail. We stressed that while CCN had financial
difficulties we were still able to continue the service in the same
A number of members suggested we should increase dues which we have not
done for five years in spite of improvements in service. It was the
Board's hope the new wireless service would result in sufficient new
members to offset our financial problems. However, this has not been the
case and it will take more time to realize these benefits.
At this point our expenses are exceeding our revenues. In response to
this situation and in order to continue our service, the Board has
approved an increase in our dues $25 effective Nov 1st. At the same time
we are initiating a fund raising campaign to assist with our service and
to enable us to continue supporting those who are unable to pay.
We are convinced there continues to be a need for a community owned low
cost Internet service and we sincerely hope you will remain a partner in
this endeavour - remember we are Canada's second oldest community owned
service. I should also add that Chebucto is a registered charity and is
able to give a tax receipt for all donations.
We welcome your comments.