All people at MFVA are volunteers (non paid)
Before you start pointing fingers please make sure you know who and what to point at.
Um there still charging 89.99 for membership.. Everything you just said didn’t change that. So do they donate the 89.99 per person to a charity then? And I didn’t need to point any fingers, was just stating a fact. (since i was interested in joining until I saw the price)
No the money would be used to help fund legal assistance to lobby for vendors and their rights. It also goes to general uses like office supplies, administrative cost, postage, or other expenses that would occur in the duty of benefiting its members. Like any organization they have hard cost associated with operating. As the organization grows I am sure their will become a time when they may have paid staff, no different than organizations like Goodwill Industries, Red Cross, or other trade organizations, etc. For now it has an all volunteer staff.
I am not sure why the $89.99 price concerns you. I can assume you buy general office supplies, hot dogs, snacks, condiments, etc. Buying a cart or another cart in the future? How about $100 off the price? Need repair parts for an existing cart? There are discounts for that to.
Like I said the savings offered from the sponsors far outweigh the membership cost. Either way the choice is your no big deal either way. Just don t act like I am pushing the MFVA because I am benefiting in some way. If you want to know the truth I have taken time away from my family and work to help volunteer my time for free.
*** If the mods feel this is starting to sound like an advertisement for MFVA (OR ANYONE) that is not my intent. My intent was to defend myself from people acting like I may have a “motive” behind some post I have made. If that is the case feel free to delete and alter as you guys see fit.