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2019 KCITE Chapter Meeting Fee Adjustment

The purpose of the KCITE organization is the furtherance of traffic and transportation knowledge and relationships between engineers, planners, technicians and others with an interest in the transportation field. In order to serve this purpose KCITE provides training opportunities and regular scheduled KCITE Chapter meetings. The Chapter Meetings provide real time information on projects in the area and the direction of transportation not just regionally but also state wide, nationwide and worldwide. Our volunteers strive to seek out relevant transportation topics with knowledgeable and informed speakers. We also try to provide meeting venues that are not only interesting and different, but also provide a relevent connection to the area of the presentation subject if possible. We always attempt to find venues that are economical in cost and provide a comfortable atmosphere for our members and guests to listen and network.

Since 2003, KCITE has maintained a fee of fifteen dollars for members and twenty dollars for guests at Chapter Meetings. These fees are intended to cover the cost of the venue, food, gratuities and awards. As we are all aware, time goes on and costs go up. Even though the KCITE volunteers work to provide the most economical venues, KCITE as an organization has been slowly falling behind in maintaining a 1 to 1 income to cost ratio. 

At the January 2019 KCITE Board Meeting, the KCITE Board reviewed the last year member survey, the past years costs and input from the arrangements committee. The KCITE Board discussed these items and decided that there was a need to offset the rise in cost compared to income. It was decided by the KCITE Board that the fee of KCITE Chapter Meetings must be raised. The chapter meeting fee for the KCITE member attendee was agreed by the Board to be increased from fifteen dollars ($15.00) to twenty dollars ($20.00) and the KCITE guest attendee fee to be increased from twenty dollars ($20.00) to twenty five dollars ($25.00).   

If the KCITE Chapter meeting is in association with another organization, the KCITE attendee fee for a member or a guest would be no less than that mentioned above or would match the higher fee of the organization cosponsoring the KCITE meeting.  

KCITE values you as a member and we value our guests. KCITE intends to continue providing the most up to date and pertinent presentations affecting the transportation community. With this cost increase KCITE will be enabled to continue providing the same or better value of information and networking that we have in past years.

KCITE appreciates your patronage; we (KCITE) look forward to serving your future transportation needs with knowledge, and insight. 

 

Thomas P. Evans 

2019 KCITE President