HATDS is a membership organization, although membership is not required for attendance at our dances.
Membership dues support the administration of HATDS. Web hosting, name badges, supplies for the dances, insurance, and sound equipment maintenance and replacement are some of the items supported by dues. Dues also provide us with a cushion when dances do not break even, as is often the case.
In return for their support, members receive a discount at regular dances and at Bayou Bedlam. Members receive a special name tag for use at the dances, have voting privileges, and may serve on our board of directors.
Since HATDS is a 501(c)3 educational organization whose membership dues are less than $75, those dues are tax deductible. For details, see IRS Publication 526, page 4, Membership fees or dues.
The HATDS membership year is September 1st through August 31st. Memberships created or renewed in August are effective immediately and are good through the following August.