In an effort to support our organization for decades to come we have determined to start asking for donations from the community and develop a large base of supporters. Many traditional clubs like the Minnesota Street Rod Association do this through yearly dues (usually around $50) which helps keep the club running smoothly. However as a 501(c)3 non-profit we chose not to rely on mandatory fees to belong to our organization.
For the first 4 years of our existence we have relied on the profits of our car shows to help balance the costs of our Do-it-Yourself Garage Days and Educations seminars. As our events have grown, our profits have diminished and as such has our ability to host these events as well as keeping up with the upkeep and maintenance of our organization as a whole. We believe that by starting with a base of loyal enthusiasts who value our work and effort, we can stabilize our finances on a yearly basis by offering a monthly subscription that offers any individual more benefits than the monthly cost that they pay for.