Some years ago, in order to avoid dramatic dues increases that could impact member budgets, RIMS board of directors determined that small dues increases every-other-year would be more acceptable to members while keeping the Society fiscally sound. The last dues increase went into effect on January 1, 2007.
At its October meeting, RIMS board of directors approved a five percent dues increase for corporate, associate and additional deputy dues effective January 1, 2009. Corporate membership, covering up to two deputy members, will increase to $490 while additional deputy dues will increase to $160. Associate dues, which are individual, will increase to $500. All other dues categories—affiliate, retired, educational and student—will remain at the 2008 levels.
For more information, contact Jill Levy, RIMS director of membership and chapter services, through RIMS online contact form, or 212-655-6030.