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ACF Bulletin

Since 1952, the official publication of the American Checker Federation

 

This page (written by Jim Loy) is about the ACF Bulletin, and will include sample issues, so that you can see what it looks like.

The ACF Bulletin is a bi-monthly membership magazine, not sold by individual subscription. It is sent only to members of the American Checker Federation. ACF dues are payable in advance for the calender year, January through December. Dues are $40 U.S. per year for members in U.S., Canada, and other countries, of which at least $10 is for subscription to the ACF Bulletin.


IMPORTANT DUES NOTICE: The ACF Executive Board approved a member dues increase effective in 2012. Raising dues in a tough economy is not an easy decision, but it is noted that ACF has not raised dues on US members since 1996. It is also noted that other game organizations (chess and pool checkers) have already required dues for their members far above the $25 we have maintained for many years. The bulletin we print eats up all of our current available cash flow. Many of our current members paid their lifetime dues over a decade ago, and no income is received from them today, yet they continue to receive bulletins (as they should). The cost of postage continues to increase. We frequently run into bulletins being returned to us because a member moved without informing us of an address change, a situation which also costs ACF money. The new dues structure will be as follows (12-month membership with mailed bulletin, unless otherwise noted)

Regular US Membership $40
Canadian Membership $45
Overseas Membership (Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia, New Zealand, South America) $50
Overseas Membership, electronic Bulletin only $40
Associate Member (for new player attending ACF-sanctioned event, no bulletin) $15
Junior Membership $15
Lifetime Membership (no expiration) $500

The ACF Executive board continues to assess our fiscal situation. We have restored our 501(c)7 non-profit status that was not renewed many years ago. Tournament Directors should note that dues collected at ACF-sanctioned events now follow a 12-month membership period (no pro-rated dues for 4-months only, for example). Please check your expiration date on your membership card (or bulletin address label) and remember to submit your dues to the ACF treasurer (address on front cover of the ACF Bulletin) if they expire at the end of the year. Payment may also be made on-line (with small PayPal fee) at ACF Store


© Copyright 2013, American Checker Federation

F. Alan Millhone Jim Loy
President Bulletin Editor
          and Games Editor

See Contact Us for the email addresses of these officers.

 

 

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This website was created by the ACF Website Team. Original site design by Clint Olsen.
Official ACF Logo design by John Acker and Lisle Cormier.
All checker board images courtesy of Vinco Online Games.
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