The BAR BOD meeting held on 10 November 2012 approved instituting $30 membership dues for 2013. In accordance with Article II – Membership Section D of the Bylaws, any changes to the dues requires one month notice to general membership. This posting serves as notification to the membership. The primary reasons behind this change in dues are as follows: In keeping with the organization's mandate to promote, foster, and encourage the education and appreciation for the ethical husbandry and propagation of marine life in 2013, the BOD plans to minimally maintain the same level of BAR sponsored events that were held in 2012. For FY 2012 we are projecting operating expenses to exceed income. Beyond the increase in expenses due to expanded education events in 2012 we observed an increase in general expenses such as insurance (liability, officers and directors), web hosting, storage of club assets, and other fees over previous years. The BOD is looking at using better software for the web site in 2013 so we can improve web site access. We plan to allocate funds in the 2013 budget funds to support this activity. We thank all our members for your support as we continue building and expanding our community, and appreciate any feedback on how the club is doing and any new features you would like to see.