Too Much for Too Little I just finished writing out a check for $225 to pay for another year of ASHA dues. I can’t believe we’ve had another $25 increase this year. I really think that our dues payment has gone well beyond ridiculous. As a stay-at-home mother with only a few private clients, I ... Inbox
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Too Much for Too Little
The ASHA Leader, January 2010, Vol. 15, 2. doi:10.1044/leader.IN2.15012010.2
The ASHA Leader, January 2010, Vol. 15, 2. doi:10.1044/leader.IN2.15012010.2
I just finished writing out a check for $225 to pay for another year of ASHA dues. I can’t believe we’ve had another $25 increase this year. I really think that our dues payment has gone well beyond ridiculous. As a stay-at-home mother with only a few private clients, I figure it will take me about two weeks to earn enough to pay for my dues. I struggle to think of how ASHA benefits me at this point in my life. I do read my ASHA Leader magazine, and the occasional journal article as time permits. But for all of ASHA’s so-called “accomplishments,” I personally get very few benefits, other than the ability to maintain the CCCs that I earned 11 years ago. I know that I am not alone in expressing these sentiments. In fact, I believe I represent the opinion of the majority of certified members who feel they pay too much for too little.
I would like to see ASHA cut, not increase, our dues payment. At the very least, ASHA needs to offer a reduced rate to members who are either not working or are only working part-time. Perhaps we also need some healthy competition to give members a choice about who will maintain their CCCs and how much it will cost. This monopoly is costing us way too much.
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