Each October MHS contacts our members to update member information and to obtain information to calculate the next year’s dues. This year as MHS leadership considered 2021 MHS member dues we knew we needed to take a different approach. Thus, a few weeks ago MHS reached out to members with this message:
2020 has been a year that none of us could have predicted. As organizations, you have needed to make multiple, rapid changes on many fronts. We at MHS, admire and respect the extra-ordinary work you have done and continue to do. We pray for your ongoing strength and guidance as you navigate the many challenges you are handling.
We are sensitive to the associated unexpected changes to your bottom line this year, and likely next year. To that end, MHS will not increase your 2021 membership dues.
We were touched when we received notes of thanks. Yet, it is the staff and board of MHS who wish to express our thanks to you, our members. Your dedication to those you serve and your teammates in the midst of perhaps the most trying times in our lives is inspiring. You are the reason we come to work each day and serve on the board of directors. You are truly heroes!
Karen Lehman, MHS President & CEO
Valerie Rempel, MHS Board Chair