The New England Spahtens has always had a strong and engaged community – with one of the largest social media presences, biggest engagement with local races and the best people in the industry. We’re proud to offer a level of engagement you don’t find elsewhere with our Membership program.
Membership is above and beyond everything you already have – and in 2019 you’ll be getting a whole new experience and benefits as we move our membership to Patreon!
The team is currently working extra hard to ensure we bring you the best possible membership to fit all of our member’s financial needs and get benefits beyond what we’ve seen. For now, we can share with you a few things! As the new year approaches, NES is looking forward to another year of fun and adventure on the OCR circuit. We are making some changes to our membership structure. Starting on Jan 1, we will be implementing a tiered membership system with low monthly payments, and migrating our memberships to Patreon. Here’s how the membership tiers will work:
Basic Membership – $2/mo
*All of the benefits of Social Membership PLUS
*Access to all Facebook pages
*Access to exclusive Patreon content (more details on this to come later)
*Early access to team social events
*Access to members only merchandise
*Access to quarterly team meetings
*Access to monthly board minutes
*Voting rights and the right to run for office
Enhanced Membership – $3/mo
*All of the benefits of the Basic Membership PLUS
*10% discount to the NES Store
*Automatic entry to our OCR Everything program (details to come later)
Advanced Membership – $5/mo
*All of the benefits of Enhanced Membership PLUS
*Automatic entry to a monthly giveaway of a free race code or merchandise
Of course, you can still be a social member. We love our social members! But, the team needs your support to keep running. We love being able to offer merchandise, and we know you love to wear it, but we simply cannot afford to load the store, host a website, and pay our taxes without the support of our community.
Please feel free to ask questions, and know that more details will be coming as soon as we have them ironed out. In the mean time, we’ve written up a helpful FAQ to help you learn more about Patreon, how it works, and how we plan to utilize it here (click me).