In order to increase membership numbers for the American Milksheep Association, I have made membership free until 12/31/2018. Anyone that signs up before that date will have free membership until 12/31/2019. Anyone that has already paid for membership will have their membership remain in good standing until 12/31/2020.
I am also changing the structure of the organization. I aspired to keep it as a non-profit but without other people involved in running the organization, there is no possible way to have it be a non-profit. The organization is now a part of my milking machine business, affordablemilkers.com. This allows me to make quicker decisions about the organization and it also allows me to offer discounts on milking equipment to members, something I could not legally do if this were to remain as a non-profit.
Another thing that is changing is the herdbook and registration. To save on costs, I will not be offering an online database anymore or self-registration. I will keep records in an old fashioned excel spreadsheet and members will contact me when they want to register animals. This change will also reduce the registration fee from $10 to $5.
If you are interested in signing up as a member, contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org