Changes to our Fee Structure, Upcoming Information Sessions and the Special Meeting on June 20, 2019

Important Announcement from the DNP Users Group on Changes to our Fee Structure, Upcoming Information Sessions and the Special Meeting on June 20, 2019

As a follow up to our announcement at the DNP Users Group Annual Meeting on February 24, 2019, the Director Team of the DNP Users Group wish to remind you of our intent to change the membership fee structure.  During the annual meeting, we described the new programs, upgraded services being provided and planned by the Users Group.  We also presented an initial proposed fee structure and indicated that we intended to follow an open and transparent process. Your input was invited at that time and some has been received. 

Over the past few years it has become very apparent that fulfilling the needs of our users and the industry is no longer possible on a purely volunteer basis, even though our talented volunteers consistently give well over 3000 hours per year!   The bottom line; this change is necessary so that we can remain sustainable.  In addition, the added funding is expected to enable on-going developments such as updated cyber security provisions and services such as our Conformance Test Review process.    

For further information on why this change is necessary, please access a PowerPoint summary of our preliminary plans here.  A proposed fee structure is included with this presentation but note it is preliminary.  To facilitate your input, we ask that you complete the Word survey located here and email it to admin@dnp.org  no later than May 24, 2019. 

Please take a few minutes to review this material, complete the survey, attend the information session(s) and vote on June 20, 2019.

We will be holding webinar information sessions on May 14th at 4pm Eastern and May 16th at 4pm Eastern to present updated material and to hear from you.  In the spirit of transparency, we will also share our cash flow needs and forecasts.  Additional sessions may be scheduled if requested. 

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To attend the meetings on May 14th and May 16th use the following:

 

Webinar link for May 14th and 16th:

or Dial by your location:

        +1 646 876 9923 US (New York)

        +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)

Meeting ID: 657 827 602

Find your local number: https://zoom.us/u/a8zB71n6a

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Currently, the plan is to announce the final updated fee structure on June 3, 2019.  This will be followed by a membership vote on June 20, 2019. The new fees will take effect January 1, 2020.  The Directors respectfully request that you consider adjusting your budgets now in anticipation of a change.

Finally, this announcement serves as the official notice of the Special Meeting of the DNP Users Group for the purpose of voting on the proposed new membership fee structure. 

Date: June 20, 2019

Time: 4pm Eastern

Webinar Link:

or Dial by your location:

        +1 646 876 9923 US (New York)

        +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)

Meeting ID: 657 827 602

Find your local number: https://zoom.us/u/a8zB71n6a

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Sincerely,

Directors,

DNP Users Group

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