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January 3, 2013 - 11:53pm

The Batavian Club: Membership has its privileges

posted by Howard B. Owens in thebatavian, Sponsored Post, advertisement, The Batavian Club.

Some of you may have already noticed that certain people now, when they leave a comment on a story, have a little "club member" icon below their names.

This means these people have elected to help support The Batavian by becoming club members and we want to recognize their support.

The other change we've made is people who are not yet members will get a reminder to join every time they log into the site (our software, in a pattern I've never been able to figure out, occasionally asked people to reenter their usernames and passwords). After people enter their usernames and passwords, they will hit a screen that offers them the opportunity to continue with their login or join The Batavian Club. There is still no obligation to join the club to read news or comment on stories, but we want to remind people how important it is that they support our local news efforts.

Plus, members get benefits such as discounts at local businesses -- a monetary value that exceeds the cost of membership.

Join The Batavian Club and SAVE: Currently, members will receive $220 in gift certificates to local businesses -- far more value than the cost of the membership! (more info below)

TO JOIN: Use PayPal buttons below, or to pay by check (annual only) or credit card, click here to download form. Or call (585) 250-4118 to pay by credit card.

Monthly Single Membership - $5 per month
Includes membership card and bumper sticker.

 

Monthly Household Membership - $10 per month
Includes two membership cards and two bumper stickers.

 

Annual Single Membership - $50 per year
Includes membership card, bumper sticker.

 

Annual Household Membership - $100 per year
Includes two membership cards and two bumper stickers.

 

 

Daniel Jones
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Joined today. I was proud to be there for the launch, and while I no longer live in Batavia, I find The Batavian to be a revolutionary model for online news that deeply impacted my views on media theory and practice. Best of luck Howard and Billie!

Howard B. Owens
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Thank you, Dan.

Bev Mancuso
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Hi Howard - I have also joined - I greatly appreciate your ability and willingness to post the facts of each and every news story without any editorial spin - while I might not always enjoy the comments that then follow, I am very thankful for your willingness to report the news. Thanks so much.

Howard B. Owens
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Thanks, Bev.

Brian Schollard
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If you are a super secret Platinum Member, Howard will wash and wax your car. (by the way,, you missed a spot on the window)

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The unmentioned advantage of membership is that through an extensive vetting process, when you see the member logo on a post, you can be assured that the opinions of the poster are 100% accurate!!!

Dave Olsen
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I got my calendar today. 12 very nice pictures that Howard has taken around Genesee County. It would compliment anyone's house, get 'em while you can. Thanks

Howard B. Owens
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Thanks ...

Brian, slight misunderstanding ... you get to wash MY truck.

And calendars ... all gone.

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You snooze.......you lose

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