I keep reading posts about the "value" of MCA membership and the "value" of an award at an MCA show.
Well from my perspective, the ONLY reason that I continue to belong to MCA is because I am active and on the board of my local club and all the club officers have to be MCA members to be an MCA club. That's the only reason. Value? The discounts are nothing more than I can get through other clubs. I can get the X plan through my employer. The magazine is crap. It literally goes from mailbox to recycling bin in less than 24 hours. I would love it if MCA would offer a lower cost membership that did not include the magazine. The awards are more prestigious? Give me a break. My National and Grand National trophies are on the same shelves in the basement as the other trophies I have and the dart contest trophies that my wife won. In fact since abbreviated judging was used at the 2011 Grand National, that trophy is probably the least prestigious trophy I have.
MCA will increase it's membership by offering REAL value for the membership and being more inclusionary,, more welcoming, not by punitive, exclusionary measures
WOW well said! Now you better duck there gonna blast you bro!