You can show your commitment to the game by contributing once a year to support SCBG. This will help us "keep the lights on", i.e. pay our website costs and our meetup dues, and keep a small bank account to buy basics like calling cards, printed brochures and flyers, office supplies, and maybe even a trophy or two throughout the year.
Membership does not affect eligibility for live events or their entry fees. Those will still be collected from everyone as they are now.
Becoming a social member is only $30 a year and gets you all of these benefits:
For a limited time, our most committed members can become Founding Members! For $100 you will receive a Social membership and all those benefits, plus a limited-edition T-shirt or backgammon cube only available to founding members, plus recognition on our website and onstage at the annual meeting.
The founding members will "kickstart" our membership drive and our bank account.