If the most prominent membership card in your wallet is for your local grocery store, then it’s time to listen up. To borrow a certain credit card’s familiar slogan, “membership does have its privileges.” Listed below are some membership dues that you’ll be happy to pay — the benefits are innumerable.
Public Performing Societies
Thinking of a career in music? An ASCAP, BMI, or SESAC membership provides song registration, performance royalties, and other exclusive career benefits. You can join as a writer, publisher or both, and there are no annual dues.
Trying to get in shape? Joining a healthclub can motivate you to exercise regularly in an energizing environment while receiving the support you need to maintain an exercise program. You can also learn a new activity or continue playing a favorite sport such as tennis, racquetball, basketball or swimming.
Social Networking websites (Facebook, Linkedin, etc.)
Still perusing local mixers to find out what’s going on in your particular demographic? Crawl out of the Stone Age; social networking sites like Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter are the way to stay connected in the 21st century. Membership is generally free and you are instantly plugged into a network of millions. Just log on and save yourself time and frustration.
Few places are as effective as a church for a social networking location. From businesspeople to civic leaders, large churches draw a pretty impressive clientele —and it’s important to build relationships in various facets of the community. Rarely is developing a rapport more beneficial than it is through a relationship with a local church.
Obviously, emergency road service is the most noticeable benefit of joining an auto club. But there are also a variety of travel services that most auto clubs offer, and many now provide insurance incentives along with travel and financial planning services.