September 15, 2011 Edit
ASLA Oregon thanks you for your membership. Your participation in ASLA is important to our effectiveness in communicating the value of what we do to policy makers, allied design professionals, and the public at large. ASLA chapter activities keep you plugged into resources, opportunities, and networks that offer support especially in these challenging times. In an effort to maintain the level of service and benefits to our members, the ExCom voted to institute a modest dues increase of $10 effective January, 2012. Membership Dues have not increased for a number of years, yet expenses have continued to increase. As stated in our recent email notification to all members, we understand that times are challenging, and it is understandable that every expense is under scrutiny as we all weather one of the most serious economic downturns in decades. As president of ASLA Oregon, I ask you not to think of membership in the American Society of Landscape Architects as an expense, but as an investment in the profession and in your future.
James Hencke, ASLA