Time To Pay Up

Times are tough. Agencies are hanging on. And the bills keep coming.

Despite all of these things, tripcentral.ca’s president Richard Vanderlubbe is sending a message to other agency owners that everyone needs to renew their ACTA memberships.

Vanderlubbe writes:
“We’re all hammered financially, but we CANNOT starve our association of funds. Pay what you paid last year no matter what. Pay more if you can.”

He continues:
“The ACTA staff have worked double time fighting for us and we are being listened to more now than the entirety of the combined decades I’ve been involved in industry affairs.”

Vanderlubbe points out that: “This costs money, and so do the Government Relations firms and lawyers consulted on HR matters and issues. A bunch of us are dedicating our time on top of it.”

Vanderlubbe explains that:

“We need to keep this organization fully fired up to keep the attention of the federal and provincial governments. We’re also more engaged and plugged in than ever at senior levels with key suppliers working together to try and get restrictions reduced in a safe way.”

And he concludes:

“Don’t be a freeloader. If you’re not a member, join. Your ACTA fees will not make or break things in any material way compared to what is going on. Find the money. Borrow it if you have to.”