After a Decade+, a Small Change is Coming

The STMA Board of Directors voted at its summer meeting to increase dues slightly beginning in 2018. This increase will help to fund two initiatives: our PR program and the redevelopment of STMA.org.

Dues have not increased for Sports Turf Managers since 2007; for Academics since 2003; for Commercial Companies since 2000. During this time, STMA has experienced higher operating costs and has been providing more value in programs and services. Absorbing the rising costs for as long as possible has been the philosophy of the past and the current Board; however, these two new initiatives need additional funding.

The Membership Committee has been researching dues, current dues structure and the corresponding STMA services and benefits. They made the recommendation to the Board that it keep the dues structure the same, but increase dues approximately 15 percent across all categories. The Board concurred. New dues amounts will be as follows:

Sports Turf Manager $ 130
Sports Turf Manager Assoc. $ 85
Academic $ 110
Affiliate $ 60
Commercial $ 340
Commercial Associate $ 85
Student $ 30
Retired $ 60

As always, STMA appreciates your continued support. If the new dues amount creates an issue for you, STMA can assist through a payment program. For more information, please contact headquarters at 800-323-3875.

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