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HacDC Membership

HacDC is actively seeking members who can support the existence of a space in our region devoted to our goals in education, creative projects, and community service. Becoming a member, while not required to take advantage of HacDC services, provides:

  • Around-the-clock key access to the HacDC Space
  • The ability to reserve the HacDC space and church auditorium for mission-related events and classes
  • Voting rights at official organizational meetings
  • Access to the HacDC members-only mailing list
  • Access to HacDC servers for projects
  • An email adress @hacdc.org
  • An account on HacDC’s shell and VPS server

Most importantly, however, supporting HacDC as a member enables one to help build an innovative community technology space and to contribute to the growing international movement of hackerspaces.

How to become a member

Check us out first. Visit HacDC events and classes, and swing by the space to meet other members and get a feel for the group. All of our activities are free and open to the public.* Once you have decided you would like to join:

  1. Subscribe for dues ($60/month) via Paypal or Dwolla (links below).
  2. Attend a monthly member meeting on the second Tuesday of the month at approximately 7:15PM, so your membership can be formalized.

* Although events are free, sometimes materials costs for workshops are the responsibility of workshop participants. Further, because of space limitations, some events are capped at a maximum number of participants. Events are published on our calendar.

Please join us and support HacDC by choosing one of the options below.


Dwolla Option

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We encourage members to pay dues via Dwolla because they charge lower fees than Paypal, plus we get $10 in waived fees if you sign up for Dwolla using our referral link. Once you’re signed up there (a similar process as signing up to PayPal as it takes a few days to verify your bank details), you can click on the orange Dwolla button, above, or go to our Dwolla hub and set up a recurring monthly payment of $60.


PayPal Option

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You will be billed at the current membership dues rate of $60/month. The dues rate is subject to change by member vote as outlined in the Bylaws and Standing Rules; if that rate changes, you will be billed accordingly, up to a theoretical limit of $100/month.


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THE FINE PRINT: Membership dues are not considered tax-deductible because of the tangible benefit of being able to access the space by key. Dues payments by those who do not attend a members meeting to become an official member shall be considered tax-deductible donations. Payment of dues does not automatically confer membership or voting rights. Dues payments are recurring; it is the responsibility of the person initiating payment to cancel or reschedule any future recurring payments. Those who wish to arrange alternative methods of dues payment, or wish to apply for a dues waiver (granted only in extreme circumstances), or have other questions should contact the Treasurer at email hidden; JavaScript is required.