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VCDL Membership Info??

Mr H

Regular Member
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Mar 4, 2010
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286
Location
AA Co., Maryland, USA
I sent my membership in a couple months back, and have noticed that the payment had finally processed.

Is there a packet I should be expecting to receive, and if so, how long before it generally arrives?

If not, then I was surprised not to receive some sort of acknowledgement for supporting the group.

Not a complaint... just wondering.

Thanks!
 
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t33j

Regular Member
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Dec 28, 2009
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Location
King George, VA
According to the last newsletter, thousands are handled by one woman. Paper apps and checks consume something like 10x more of her time than internet apps. I absolutely refuse to use paypal in any way so I ended up in the same situation you are. I just started getting newsletters and other mail. It took a few months to even get a membership card but does that really matter? Giving cash to an organization that fights for gun rights is the important part.
 

Mr H

Regular Member
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Mar 4, 2010
Messages
286
Location
AA Co., Maryland, USA
According to the last newsletter, thousands are handled by one woman. Paper apps and checks consume something like 10x more of her time than internet apps. I absolutely refuse to use paypal in any way so I ended up in the same situation you are. I just started getting newsletters and other mail. It took a few months to even get a membership card but does that really matter? Giving cash to an organization that fights for gun rights is the important part.

Cool...

I'm right with you, all the way down to no more PayPal.

Just hadn't been aware of any "current history" on all this.

Thanks
 

ed

Founder's Club Member - Moderator
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Mar 8, 2008
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Location
Loudoun County - Dulles Airport, Virginia, USA
Is there a packet I should be expecting to receive, and if so, how long before it generally arrives?

According to the last newsletter, thousands are handled by one woman.

You can email membership@vcdl.org and make sure you are a member and she will send your membership card.
If you don't get the email alerts, you can go to vcdl.org and sign up for those yourself FREE right now.
 

All American Nightmare

Regular Member
Joined
May 25, 2009
Messages
521
Location
Never Never Land
According to the last newsletter, thousands are handled by one woman. Paper apps and checks consume something like 10x more of her time than internet apps. I absolutely refuse to use paypal in any way so I ended up in the same situation you are. I just started getting newsletters and other mail. It took a few months to even get a membership card but does that really matter? Giving cash to an organization that fights for gun rights is the important part.
What happened with PayPal?
 

peter nap

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Oct 16, 2007
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13,551
Location
Valhalla
What happened with PayPal?

Paypal has always been anti gun, anti freedom, anti American and owned by Ebay which is all of the above and more.

Plus the woman that owns Ebay and Paypal has real ugly legs:uhoh:
 

peter nap

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Let's see, here's the latest and it's only a couple days old: http://yro.slashdot.org/story/11/02/24/205208/PayPal-Freezes-Support-Account-For-Bradley-Manning
One of many

As you said, "The latest"!

Horror stories are all over, and I'm amazed VCDL Funds haven't been frozen as have funds for other gun related organizations and companies. Even people who sell muzzle loading parts have been hit by PayPal.

This is a major gripe of mine, not only with VCDL but here also.
When asked why they use them, the answer is .."It's convenient".:banghead:
 

ed

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What happened with PayPal?
You can still join via PayPal at http://www.vcdl.org/static/signup.html
Their policy is anti-gun. That said, many people LIKE using PayPal to grow our cause and get our message out. In my earlier days of telecom we used Bell Atlantic (Verizon) lines to offer lower long distance prices than Bell... and we used their own lines to do it. It felt good.

GunPal (https://www.gpal.net) seemed like it might be promising but had big problems with their name and internal operations.

I like https://secure.revolutionmoneyexchange.com/Public/Login.aspx as it was started by AOL founder Steve Case and he knows how to run an online business, but PayPal is the biggest and most well known and many people have/use it.
 

Tess

Founder's Club Member
Joined
Jun 15, 2006
Messages
3,838
Location
Bryan, TX
According to the last newsletter, thousands are handled by one woman. Paper apps and checks consume something like 10x more of her time than internet apps. I absolutely refuse to use paypal in any way so I ended up in the same situation you are. I just started getting newsletters and other mail. It took a few months to even get a membership card but does that really matter? Giving cash to an organization that fights for gun rights is the important part.

Threadjack just a little bit. The newsletter is only printed 4-5 times per year, so depending on when you join, it could be a while.

That said, I'm the newsletter editor. I'm always desperate for material. If you want to write a thoughtful piece on why you carry (open or concealed), an experience, a book review, a range or equipment review, etc., please feel free. Send copy to newsletter@vcdl.org.

If you're not a good writer, don't worry. Get your ideas down. I'm a good editor!
 

curtiswr

Regular Member
Joined
Jul 11, 2008
Messages
1,133
Location
Richmond, VA, ,
I don't have my card yet either. Apparrently they sent it to the wrong address (my old one). They mailed the newsletters and all the renewal notices to the correct address however. Kinda weird. :confused:
 
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