August 1, 2012
I hope you are enjoying your summer and have some well deserved vacation time to enjoy.
In addition to other materials for you, we are enclosing your dues invoice for 5773. Our fiscal year begins on August 1, 2012 at which time ACC membership dues are payable. Please note that according to our By-Laws, dues are payable no later than October 31 of each year and must be post-marked as such to be considered on time. Dues paid after November 1 are considered late and are subject to a 10% late fee. Your dues must be current or you must actively make an arrangement with me, the Treasurer, in order to remain eligible for membership privileges such as Placement, access to the “members only” sections of our website, and access to the listserv. Dues and late fees not paid by December 31 may result in suspension of your ACC membership.
I urge you to contact me if you need to make payment arrangements; I will do whatever I can to assist and support you. We have almost 500 members in our Conference and rely heavily on your dues for our budget; paying your dues in a timely fashion enables us to function most effectively.
Your cantorial employment is not only a full-time pulpit job, but any cantor-related work such as chaplaincy, tutoring, High Holy Day positions, or serving as a spiritual leader. Please base your dues percentage on your appropriate income.
Enclosed in this package, in addition to your dues invoice, you will find an invitation from Cantors Jennifer Frost and Tracey Scher to participate in our initiative of enhanced dues. Of course, we continue to offer Chai Fund donations, available through our website or by calling the ACC office for more information. While the ACC cannot accept dues payments from Discretionary funds in accordance with tax regulations, charitable donations may be made from discretionary funding.
Please return your payment and any donations in the enclosed return-addressed envelope to the ACC office in Schaumburg, or make your payment through credit card or electronic check (ACH) payment on our website. If you have any questions regarding this invoice, please feel free to contact me directly and confidentially at email@example.com or (415) 847-1703.
Thank you for your membership and involvement in the ACC. You are an extremely important part of the life and health of our organization. May you be in good voice this High Holy Day season.
Other materials included in the 2012 Dues Mailing include:
Definition of Membership Categories for ACC Dues Payment
Regular Member: Except for the subcategories defined below, this status refers to a Member who is working in a full-time or part-time capacity in cantorial/clergy activities or Jewish music- related fields on a regular or periodic basis.
- ACC/CA Dual Member: A Dual Member is a Regular Member who is serving a conservative congregation and paying full CA dues. This status requires documentation of CA dues payment to be submitted with the ACC dues form.
- Retired Member: A Retired Member is a Regular Member whose primary source of income stems from pension and/or personal retirement funds or the like.
- Sustaining Member: A Sustaining Member is a Regular Member whose primary source of income during the dues year is not related to cantorial/clergy activities or Jewish music, and who is not a Retired Member.
Associate Member: This category is identical to Associate Membership as defined in the ACC Constitution, Article V, Section 2.
Total Annual Salary and Parsonage
Regular Member (includes non-pulpit cantorial work).
My dues are:
- 1.650% of total salary and parsonage, for those earning from $75,000 and above
- 1.375% of total salary and parsonage, for those earning from $50,000 – $74,999
- 1.100% of total salary and parsonage, for those earning up to $49,999 (but no less than the dues for a sustaining member)
- 0.825% of total salary and parsonage, or $350, whichever is greater
ACC/CA Dual Member
- $275.00, if serving a conservative congregation and paying full CA dues (please attach documentation)