Need Information on Licensed Show Organization and Fee Requirements
I believe this forum can probably give me the answer I need. I have tried searching past threads and found the USDF site unhelpful as it either wants to 1)sell me a book or 2)sign into an account. I just want an answer to what I think is a simple question.
I belong to a GMO that holds two licensed shows annually. For various reasons, they are considering dropping the GMO status. However they want to continue holding the licensed shows. Can anyone tell me what the requirements are for the organizer of licensed shows (i.e. do they have to be a GMO) and what the license fees are based on. If it is going to cost considerably more as a non-GMO, it would make sense to remain a GMO and give our members some benefit.
There is a yearly license fee of $75 each for USEF and USDF (no discount for GMOs).
Your manager and secretary must be full members of both USEF and USDF. If the licensee is a person rather than an organization, the licensee must be a member as well.
If you end up cancelling or changing dates after licensing, there are fees for that too, to both associations.
There was never a clear answer on whether it made a difference or not to be a GMO as far as the licensed shows went. So it sounds like the organization, which is incorporated as a 501(c)(3) in its own right, could continue as a licensee regardless of its GMO status.
It sounds like the debate can move on to other issues related to being a GMO. I have no idea what the group will decide.