Personal Message from Angela Athans (January, 2013)

posted May 26, 2015, 6:49 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite   [ updated May 26, 2015, 6:49 PM ]

“2012” and 2013” Dues Dilemma

The yearly dues payments and statements tend to cause some confusion at the end of the year.
We are sincerely sorry causing that distress.
Supreme Council generates their dues notices, 2 (and sometimes 3) times each year. The first is is processed around June, printed, then mailed in October. Many members pay immediately, though some will wait until the end of the year. The second notice processed (much like the 1st batch), are processed and mailed around November. If a payment has been Received, it may not be reflected. This is when the confusion begins. Those members who have paid and have their 2013 membership card call to find out why they are receiving another statement. We working closely with Supreme Council try to mitigate this timing difference, but sometimes it is impossible. In addition, and sometimes adding to the confusion, is the process of making your dues payments through the Supreme Council web site by credit/debit card. They have their own processing of the payment, which tends to take longer for us here, in the San Jose Valley, as well as the fee charged for the use of their service. 
We are capable of accepting your credit card payments here in our office and we are working on making the process easier by enabling on-line payments on our own web-site. It is convenient to make your payment on the Supreme Council web-site, but it sometimes adds to the confusion and delay in getting the dues records updated.
Again we do apologize for any confusion.

Angela Athans