I am once again going to broach this subject. I finally believe
Orchid should charge a minimum membership fee to be getting this
G’day all - and as the British Parliamentarians say all the time,
“Hear hear!!” I have thoroughly enjoyed Orchid since it’s beginning
and it is something to which I look forward every day. I am no
longer young. In fact I was 80 last month, having retired from work
18 years ago on a small pension. But if I can afford to send a
donation every so often, so, I reckon, can anyone. I regard it simply
as a ‘ticket to ride’.
But I have to agree with Louis Gerstenblatt that the time has come
(the jeweller said) to talk of many things - which have to do with
keeping Orchid on line. Hanuman has said often that he doesn’t want
to charge a fee, and we can do no more than persuade him; it is after
all his (rather well behaved but somewhat fat) baby.
OK; so in this case the least we can do is to stump up happily and
voluntarily remembering that things do tend to get put off
’temporarily’ under the pressure of other things.
My suggestion is that we should make a payment of whatever we can
afford on a reasonably regular basis; say on or within a week of our
own birthday. Well, why not? If I can manage it from the other side
of the world, (with a terrible exchange rate!) what about you? Send
Hanuman your birthday present!
Dr. E. Aspler
BS Building #4
14-16 Soi Intamara 42
Sutisarn Rd, Huay Kwang, Bangkok
Cheers for now,
John Burgess; @John_Burgess2 of Mapua Nelson NZ