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    Senior Member catherine's Avatar
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    Portland Japanese Garden. Even though I live 2500+ miles away, when I visited there on business I was blown away and compelled to support them.
    Local watershed organization.
    Master Gardeners group in my county
    Qualitative Research Consultants Association
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    Senior Member iris lilies's Avatar
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    I did donate to the ACLU within the past two years but did not want to be a “member” And dont remember if it was at a membership level donation.I did it because they co-filed a lawsuit about something that now escapes me, but I was in favor of the suit.

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    a gym membership
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    AAA, EAA, AOPA, NRA, Kingsway Country Club, Twin Isles country club, Edison and Ford winter estate, and a few local gun clubs. Im sure there are a few more. There are memberships for quite a few things these days.

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    Senior Member iris lilies's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by ApatheticNoMore View Post
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    a gym membership
    I joined a gym recently, it was during the endless winter. Also am a Weight Watchers member.

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    Senior Member iris lilies's Avatar
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    Well, now I remember that
    I am a member of
    ikebana International. Also, I belong to an Ikenobo study group wher we pay $5 per session that we attend. Ikenobo is one school of Ikebana.

    we will likely join a thing or two in Hermann, MO. Likely the garden club there and perhaps the Brush snd Palette Club.

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    DAN - Divers Alert Network

    NRA Life member

    ISRA - Illinois State Rifle Association

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    Salvation Army, Planned Parent H and many other progressive organizations.

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    None.
    My memberships that I have, are essentials. They are provided as part of my job and for the benefit of my job, as well as me.
    Right now, I don't have time for any benefit I would gain from non essential ones, as I am working 6 days a week and was asked if I could/would work 7 days a week, 12 hour days. (can't do that again)

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    Oregon Shakespeare Festival (we live in town and attend frequently.)
    OLLI (an adult education program. I have taken many courses. $175 per year for unlimited classes in everything from politics to yoga to watercolers.)
    Friends of the Library
    Community Emergency volunteers

    Many others that don't require much active participation, i.e. national, and international environmental groups, PP, liberal stuff.

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