Use of Dues The ASHA Leader has published letters from members regarding our annual dues. Members question where the money goes. ASHA leaders respond. ASHA leaders’ responses always include that ASHA membership dues are spent primarily for members and in the best interest of members. I share with you my experience. I transferred ... Inbox
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The ASHA Leader, April 2011, Vol. 16, 45. doi:10.1044/leader.IN6.16042011.45
The ASHA Leader, April 2011, Vol. 16, 45. doi:10.1044/leader.IN6.16042011.45
The ASHA Leader has published letters from members regarding our annual dues. Members question where the money goes. ASHA leaders respond. ASHA leaders’ responses always include that ASHA membership dues are spent primarily for members and in the best interest of members.
I share with you my experience. I transferred to another state, and in the process of obtaining licensure, requested a letter in January from ASHA to verify my CCC. At the end of January, my state had not received the letter so I requested the letter again. ASHA apologized and stated that a letter was mailed, but another would be mailed to my state. At the end of February, no letter. Upon contacting ASHA a third time, I was told that there was no record of a second letter being mailed. I was told by the ASHA representative that she would be happy to fax a letter in the morning or put a rush on a third letter and would waive the fee for rushing the letter. The fee? You neglected to mail the letter twice. Did I not just pay $225? Do I not spend hundreds each year obtaining CEUs on top of paying dues?
Leaders of ASHA, on behalf of the members who are constantly questioning the appropriation of our dues, I urge you to accept a challenge. The challenge: Hold yourselves accountable to the people. Use our money to benefit the very professionals who allow this organization to exist and serve the public. ASHA belongs to the members. It is indeed time for a change. I throw down the gauntlet.
Margina Busby Knoxville, Tennessee
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