New SNA National Dues in Effect Reminder
SNA's 2011 House of Delegates, meeting in July before ANC, approved an increase in national individual membership dues that took effect October 1, 2011. The increase for each segment is as follows:
- Affiliate: New dues $14 (an increase of $2)
- Employee, Student, Retired: New dues $28 (an increase of $2)
- Manager: New dues $30 (an increase of $2)
- Director, Supervisor, Specialist, Educator: New dues $100 (an increase of $5)
While SNA's leadership and management have worked hard to control costs and effectively manage the Association's finances during the worst recession in decades, costs are beginning to increase. While increases in other SNA fees (advertising, exhibits and so on) are also on tap for the coming year, the Association's leadership agreed that a modest increase in individual membership dues is both necessary and reasonable to keep our Associational vital, competitive and able to address all of the challenges the school nutrition profession faces today. In the last 30 years, membership dues have increased only six times; dues were last increased in 2008.
SNA national membership continues to be an unbeatable bargain, given the many programs and services offered, from direct benefits like School Nutrition magazine and SchoolNutrition.org to intangible support such as legislative advocacy and public awareness initiatives. On average, each member receives $150 in services annually.