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Lock In 2014 AAFD Rates Now! AAFD Announces First Dues Increase in 15 years

By Published On: March 18th, 2015

If you have considered joining the AAFD or are already member, now is the time to act in order to lock in 2014 dues rates. After holding the line on dues rates since the start of this century, mounting expense increases, primarily in labor costs, have compelled the AAFD Trustees to announce a dues increase to take effect on May 1, 2015.

AAFD Chairman, Robert Purvin, stressed the AAFD’s commitment to affordable dues and sustainable value at all membership levels. “We kept dues the same for 15 years, including through the 2008 recession, and we are committed to affordable dues and a high level of service,” said Purvin. “At the same time, we need to be competitive in compensating AAFD team members for all their hard work.”

Purvin also stressed that new dues rates will not be increased until May, 2015, the start of the AAFD’s fiscal year. All members who join or renew their dues before April 30, 2015, will enjoy current rates. Additionally, members who join or renew their AAFD membership before April 30 will be guaranteed 2014 renewal rates at their first or next renewal.

The AAFD is committed to providing a wide range of support to its members, including marketing, legal, and legislative support along with a variety of general member benefits. Additionally, every chapter receives direct communication and assistance from an assigned AAFD member coordinator.

Starting May 1, the new dues rates will be as follows (some exceptions may apply):
Franchisee Members:
• Initiation Fee: $60 (previously $50)
• First Year Annual National Dues $280 (previously $240)
• Additional Unit Dues: $50 per unit (previously $40 per unit)
• Renewal Annual National Dues: $220 (previously $180)

The increased price for annual renewal of national dues and unit dues will take effect for all members who renew after May 1, 2015. Additionally, the AAFD recommends that chapter dues remain at $60.

Associate and Affiliate Memberships
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Until May 1, 2015 AAFD membership is effectively On Sale! All members and prospective members are urged to take advantage of our dues in effect since 2000! Join today and save.

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For all current Members. Renew your membership before April 30th and lock in lower renewal dues for a full year!

The AAFD will extend your new renewal for a full year beyond your current expiration.


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