by Jean Mann
If you’re planning on attending ACB’s 2021 virtual conference and convention, you will have registered by now and chosen all the meetings, workshops, and social events in which you want to participate. The Monthly Monetary Support (MMS) team hopes you’ll participate in our program too. It won’t take much time, and we think you’ll definitely find it worth your while.
Most of you know how the program works. You donate a minimum of $10 a month to ACB with up to 50 percent going back to an affiliate of your choice if you so desire. The money is either charged to your credit card or taken out of your checking account. And if you’re already contributing, you can increase your donation by a minimum of $5.
We’ll be holding five daily drawings for those who sign up or increase their donations during the convention, and two grand prizes for everybody who has either signed up or increased their monthly amounts from the end of last year’s convention through the end of this year’s. The first prize will be a $500 gift card and the second prize will be a Sonos Roam smart speaker, advertised as “the portable smart speaker for all your listening adventures.” It’s only been available for purchase since April, so it’s a brand-new product.
There are several ways you can sign up or get more information about MMS. During the week of our conference and convention, you can call (202) 743-0755 (if no one answers, leave a message) or email [email protected]. Either way, someone will get back to you. We’ll need your name, phone number, email address, whether you’re signing up for the first time or increasing your donation, and whether the whole amount goes to ACB or you want to split it with an affiliate.
If you’d like more information, you can call the Minneapolis office at (612) 332-3242, or you can go www.acb.org, click on “Donate,” and scroll down to “Join ACB’s Monthly Monetary Support Program.”
Last year, we set a goal of 321 members and surpassed it. This year, our goal is 421 for ‘21. Won’t you help us reach it?