Gold HU Membership
Why become an HU Member?
For those who may not be aware, we both now work full-time+ on the website / bulletin board / e-zine, usually 8-12 hours per day and 7 days a week. Grant has been full-time on it since 1998. We're not a big multi-national company, just two people who love motorcycle travel and have grown what started as a hobby in 1997, but quickly (by 1998) became a full time job and an unpaid labour of love.
You've told us how important this site and it's Community is to you. We intend to survive, and have been trying to figure out just how for a long time. Currently, the site is funded approximately equally from advertising, motorcycle travellers meetings and now sales of DVDs, t-shirts and other products with a very small amount from memberships.
We are very grateful to the advertisers we have, and hope to attract more, so if you know anybody who should be advertising with us, please send them around! Ad rates and information here.
Coming to a Horizons Unlimited meeting is a great way to meet fellow travellers, and your meeting registration fee also helps support the website.
When you decide to become a Member, it helps directly support the site, and is very much appreciated. In return you get additional privileges on the HUBB, access to the Members Private Store, and more to come on the site as we roll out new systems.
Currently there is no requirement to be a member to access the website, the HUBB or to receive the e-zine. For now, mostly what you get for your membership contribution is our sincere gratitude, good karma and knowing that you're helping to keep the motorcycle travel dream alive.
Members do get additional features on the HUBB, such as having more space for posting pictures. The table below summarizes the HUBB benefits for members. Please note that we have taken nothing away from the privileges Registered Users have, we have just added additional privileges for contributing members.
Suggested amounts to Contribute for Membership are:
Contributing Member: US$20
Gold Member: US$45
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Of course any amount you decide is fair for what YOU get out of HU is fine! All contributions are appreciated and will be acknowledged.
If you want to contribute a DIFFERENT amount than the store order page allows, or pay by cheque/check, please go to the Membership details page.
Thanks for your support!
Grant and Susan
Next HU Events
- Montenegro: June 27-30
- Ireland: July 12-14
- Colorado: July 12-14
- North Carolina, Aug 8-11
- Canada West: Aug 22-25
- Kyrgyzstan Mini-Meet: Aug 31
- NEW France Mini-Meet: Sept 6-8
- Ontario: Sep 12-15
- Australia QLD: Sep 26-29
- Australia VIC: Oct 11-13
- NEW Perth WA: Oct 19-20
- California: Oct 24-27
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