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The Parade Square => The Canadian Military => Topic started by: Gunplumber on September 15, 2020, 21:14:17

Title: Mess dues
Post by: Gunplumber on September 15, 2020, 21:14:17
So I am being told that Mess dues are due. The Mess is closed and wont be open for a long time. No one is working in the Mess. There is nothing being bought or used in the Mess. Is it right and can they ask for Mess dues?
Title: Re: Mess dues
Post by: MJP on September 15, 2020, 21:22:23
So I am being told that Mess dues are due. The Mess is closed and wont be open for a long time. No one is working in the Mess. There is nothing being bought or used in the Mess. Is it right and can they ask for Mess dues?

Yes they can, but you can also as a mess member ask for some form of service from them or even petition for lower dues (subject to BComd/equivelant approval depending on where ya are)..

Lots of messes are getting creative with their offerings through online draws, grab-a-meals and other things during this time period if they can't offer sit down service.  A P Res mess
Title: Re: Mess dues
Post by: Navy_Pete on September 15, 2020, 22:16:09
You should also still be able to get a financial update; there are probably a lot of expenses still on the books (like normal property taxes, building upkeep etc), but any extra money they don't use just goes into the general fund, so it's not like it's lost.  If it still seems high, propose a virtual mess meeting with a reduction of mess dues on the agenda. There is probably a reasonable way to do it via the normal mess constitution rules.