Just a question, Once and a while I read about a life member what do you do to become a life member?
"You pays your money and takes your chances." At my advanced age,It is not a good bet,so I just pay as I go.
I here you Dads been a member in good standing for 48 years,with the same car.
Back in the late eighties I had more money than I had time to spent it, so I planned to go on every MTFCA National tour,so I joined as a Lifer,
Now I have LOTS of time but not the money. Life sucks and then you die....
Nine years ago, I bought a Life Membership. At that time, I figured that if I lived 17 more years, I'd break even. (I wasn't young then, and am less young now.)
But the price for MTFCA membership has risen since then, twice I think. So it's getting to be a better deal all the time. Plus, I enjoy the fact that I supported the MTFCA at a time when they needed some financial support (what worthwhile organization doesn't?), so I'm helping to perpetuate this organization which benefits all of us here.
Buy a Life Membership right away, since you're not getting any younger.
P.S., Colin, to answer your original question, go to the MTFCA home page and click on the "Membership" link. Details are there.
Life membership of the MTFC of Australia is a different thing altogether. Most clubs have a life membership scheme, be they bowls clubs, surf life savers, whatever. They are awarded to members who have rendered outstanding long term service to their club. It is an honour to receive such membership.
Just the same name for a completely different thing.
A bit like top, hood, bonnet, boot, mudguard.
Allan from down under.
We typically call that an honorary life member.
Like Tony, I had a bunch of money back in the '70s so I bought in. Now I'm more like uncle Jack in my 65 year old age.
In the old days, one could put money in the bank and earn interest on it each year, perhaps 4 % was about average.
Life memberships were simple then, a group only had to calculate how much money would be required to earn the yearly membership dues cost and establish a life membership fee.
Now days, a life membership is more of an honorary recognition of someone who is interested enough in an organization to make a sizeable donation that will enable the group to continue to function.