Poll: Are you a member of the ATC?

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    To go with Sly's poll about ALDHA, I thought it'd be interesting to compare the numbers of ATC members/nonmembers. So, here's the poll.
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    I've been a member in the past and have paid dues directly to the ATC.

    Although I'm not sure how it works since I haven't got any AT Jouney's, the last two years I've been a member by proxy, having a North Carolina AT auto plate.

    Whenever I hike a trail or part of a trail that has a org, I join, atleast, for that year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sly View Post
    Whenever I hike a trail or part of a trail that has a org, I join, atleast, for that year.
    Sly, thats one of the few things you and I agree on 100%.

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    I hav been a member for about 3 years now and do get the magazine

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    Quote Originally Posted by max patch View Post
    Sly, thats one of the few things you and I agree on 100%.
    LOL... well, I guess it's better than not agreeing at all!

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    Been a life member since 2001
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    Life member since '99. Sly, you're not missing anything by not getting the magazine!
    I love the smell of esbit in the morning!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lugnut View Post
    Life member since '99. Sly, you're not missing anything by not getting the magazine!
    Yeah,I heard.

    I wonder if my discount is still good at the Ultimate Store? Anyway, I'll be joining again in earnest when I move from NC to GA, keeping my plate to hang on the wall.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lugnut View Post
    Life member since '99. Sly, you're not missing anything by not getting the magazine!
    BUT ATC is missing your dues money. The trail as we know it would quickly cease to exist without ATC. Support is critical for those of us who want the trail to continue as mostly a volunteer phenomenon.

    Weary

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    I'm not a member.

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    Quote Originally Posted by weary View Post
    BUT ATC is missing your dues money. The trail as we know it would quickly cease to exist without ATC. Support is critical for those of us who want the trail to continue as mostly a volunteer phenomenon.

    Weary
    Whose dues money, mine? I give when I can. Lugnut is a lifetime member, he can't be expected to pay yearly dues also.

    I also give to the PCTA, when I can. As far as I'm concerned, no one trail is more important than another.
    Last edited by Sly; 10-22-2006 at 16:17.

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    I can't afford to be a member. I spent all my money hiking the trail...

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    Life Member since I can't remember when. Believe me, they aren't missing any dues.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sly View Post
    As far as I'm concerned, no one trail is more important than another.
    I'll agree with that. I've traveled plenty of trails that continue to exist despite the fact that trail maintanence on them has been spotty at best. Hikers need trails and trails need hikers.
    That's my dog, Echo. He's a fine young dog.

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    ATC, MATC, AHS, and ALDHA. No AMC for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by orangebug View Post
    Life Member since I can't remember when. Believe me, they aren't missing any dues.
    ATC has been missing my dues since it made me an honorary member last year. Now instead of $35 a year for a membership, I feel obligated to send a $100 donation.

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    kinda miffed with them right now, oh wait it's just bluejay...

    yeah, i'm a member.

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    Yes I am a member and believe that the best way to effect change is to be a part of the group and voice opinions. Butch
    A toast to the ones that don't fit in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by weary View Post
    ATC has been missing my dues since it made me an honorary member last year. Now instead of $35 a year for a membership, I feel obligated to send a $100 donation.
    Boy. you really made out on that apointment! I have not earned (and never will) any honorary memberships to anything. I do, however, still support the ATC monetarily even though I don't have to. I have not signed over my children's inheritance yet, although I know they would like for me to. It's important to support the trail in what ever way suits your mood, be it cheer leading, trail maintenance,donations, etc. I know that you have done more than your share Weary and I, for one, appreciate your efforts. If we all worked as hard as you the trail would be secure for generations. Thanks!
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    I am a Member of the ATC, I hiked the Trail in 2004. I live in England and so I dont get to hike on the AT on a regular basis but intend to cross the Pond as and when time and the wife allows me too. I will next hit the Trail again in 2008 if of course I can shake off the bout of Springer Fever I know is coming up around March as I am getting early syptoms now.

    my point is I pay my dues dispite knowing that I can't savoir the delights of the Trail communtiy that gave me so much in 2004. In some small way if my dues help pay for a small piece of the work that goes into keeping the AT alive and well then it is a small price to pay. Don't worry I hope to be popping over every now and again to see that my money is being well spent I figure after meeting EZ1 on the trail in 2004 that I have a few more years yet to keep checking on my investment. To all involved with the AT and those folks who support hikers on it. Many thanks

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