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Paid Membership Levels are here and that's actually awesome!

TOCNYS started in October '18 with just 25 members and a bold dream... to become the premier Tesla Owners Club in the world. Now 700 members, 50 events, 8 test-drive weekends, 7 newspaper/radio/TV appearances, 5 legislation outreaches, and 2 new Tesla Service Centers later, it's safe to say that we've left the ground far below and are on our way.

You know that crucial and exhilarating part in SpaceX flights where the 1st-stage rocket boosters separate from the main spaceship/payload, which then ignites its own boosters to carry it far beyond into orbit? That's where we are at this moment as a club. Confused? Read on...

Background:

Having started 1 year ago, TOCNYS is a young club, but growing fast. So far it has been completely free to be a member, which is great as it has allowed us to grow quickly. However, it's not-so-great in that the club hasn't been self-funded and self-sustainable - it's basically been dependent on funding from one individual member in order to get off the ground and operate*.

Who is this mysterious rocket booster? It's not widely known among our members that from TOCNYS' beginning until now, the vast majority (~98%) of the club's funding has come directly through the generosity of TOCNYS President Patrick Ho personally. Other than that, online sales of TOCNYS products (most developed also at Patrick's expense) and 3rd party advertising have nominally contributed the remaining 2% of the club's revenue. While Patrick's investment on behalf of the club and its cause has been both crucial and noble, in order for TOCNYS to reach the next stage of astronomical growth, us club members ourselves now need to provide the fuel and get ignited!

* Expenses include employing one full-time Club Manager/Web Developer (myself, Joe Moore), website services & hosting, club marketing material (business cards, flyers, posters, signs, flags, etc), and other event-related expenses.


Why this is something to get excited about:

  1. It's all about Resources - The more resources the club has, the more (and better) things we can do. Think events like renting out a racetrack or getting together to set a world record. Think being able to grow the club to thousands through online advertising, which in turn amplifies our influence on NYS policy. Want to beat the Auto Dealers Association once and for all, overturn laws, and see a Tesla store in every upstate city? It's all about resources.

  2. Because resources are going Local - Resources for the club means resources for you as each TOCNYS region needs their own club signs, banners, cards, and other resources to represent the club well at home. Membership proceeds will be divided with local regions based on membership numbers and activity, which incentivizes growth and activity while making it more possible at the same time.

  3. Because you deserve a Valuable club - It's human nature to treat free things as cheap and nobody wants to be part of a club that’s treated as “just a cheap thing” by its members. It's been said that “Where your money is, your heart will be also” and we want to be part of a club where the members’ hearts are all in it - those who have invested financially are much more likely to invest their time & effort as well and that's a win for us all.


What this means for you:

> From January 1, 2020 our current 1-level membership structure has split into 3 levels: 2 paid and 1 free. The new membership levels correspond to the different Tesla driving modes:

  1. Plaid - $100 / year, for those willing to make the full investment in the club, all benefits, privileges, and glory!

  2. Ludicrous - $50 / year, for those willing to make a nominal investment, most benefits/privileges and some glory

  3. Chill - free level, limited benefits, neither shame nor glory :)

> Everyone's account has automatically defaulted to the free, Chill membership level. Do we hope everyone upgrades to one of the paid membership levels? You bet we do! But it wouldn't have been right to opt everyone into a paid level without permission.

> We strongly encourage you to upgrade to one of the paid membership levels. This can be done by going to your TOCNYS account profile page and clicking "Change" for your membership level.



Membership Levels Benefit/Cost Breakdown


Upgrade by going to your TOCNYS account profile page and clicking "Change" for your membership level.

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