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Membership Dues

Dues paid by Clubs

In Agora, individual people are members of the organization, which is different from other organizations where the club is the member.

Currently:

  • There are no fees for chartering a club.
  • There are no fees for running a club.
  • There are no mandatory purchases of any kind.

 

This is specified in article 20.2 of the Bylaws, which states that:

"There are no chartering fees for starting a new club, and no policies and protocols may be enacted that require the clubs to make any kind of purchases from the Association."

 

This makes it very easy to start a club, should you wish do to so.

Dues paid by Members

Members pay two kinds of dues:

  • Agora membership dues.
  • Club membership dues

 

Agora's Educational Materials are available for free to members in a digital format, and there are no hidden requirements of any sort of purchases.

 

Club Membership Dues

 

The Club Membership Dues depend on each club and are paid to and administered directly by the club. These dues may only be used for overall operation of the club, sharing the meeting costs, etc, and never as an economic benefit for any person.

Clubs can decide to charge any mount they need with any periodicity. However, the following must be observed:

  • The amount and periodicity of the club fees must be publicly available on the website
  • All club finances must be posted publicly, if the club has a website or any kind of Internet presence, or must be made available on request to any Agora Speakers member, regardless of whether they are a member of the club or not. These finances can be something as simple as an Excel file detailing incomes and expenses or something as complicated as a complete accounting report, but in any case it must be completely clear how specifically the membership fees are being used. Apart from an aggregated format, club expenses must also be available in a non-aggregated, detailed format.

 

Agora Membership Dues

 

NOTE: For the time being, and until critical services are fully implemented (including the web module for financial transparency), all membership fees are waived. Joining Agora as a member is currently free.

 

  • Members pay only one membership fee regardless of how many clubs they choose to join
  • Payment is made directly to Agora Speakers.
  • There are no specific months for paying membership dues, nor they are prorated in any way. Paying the dues grants membership for the following 12 calendar months.
  • Membership dues are adjusted to the per-capita GDP of each country, revised every 5 years. The base reference used is $20 per year for a country with the same GDP as the US. A country for which no official GDP data can be obtained will have the same dues as the US.
  • There's a special 50% discount for special groups of the population with low income : students, unemployed, pensioners.
  • The mimimum possible fee with all discounts applied is $5 per year.

 

Agora Membership Dues 2016-2020

Country Name Code Per Capita GDP Factor Regular Dues Reduced Dues
United States USA 55837 1.0 $20 $10
Andorra AND 42807 0.9 $18 $9
Afghanistan AFG 590 0.1 $5 $5
Angola AGO 4102 0.3 $6 $5
Albania ALB 3965 0.3 $6 $5
Arab World ARB 6454 0.3 $6 $5
United Arab Emirates ARE 40438 0.9 $18 $9
Argentina ARG 12751 0.5 $10 $5
Armenia ARM 3500 0.3 $6 $5
Antigua and Barbuda ATG 14129 0.5 $10 $5
Australia AUS 56328 1.0 $20 $10
Austria AUT 43439 0.9 $18 $9
Azerbaijan AZE 5496 0.3 $6 $5
Burundi BDI 276 0.1 $5 $5
Belgium BEL 40231 0.8 $16 $8
Benin BEN 779 0.1 $5 $5
Burkina Faso BFA 613 0.1 $5 $5
Bangladesh BGD 1212 0.1 $5 $5
Bulgaria BGR 6820 0.3 $6 $5
Bahrain BHR 23396 0.6 $12 $6
Bahamas BHS 22897 0.6 $12 $6
Bosnia and Herzegovina BIH 4198 0.3 $6 $5
Belarus BLR 5740 0.3 $6 $5
Belize BLZ 4907 0.3 $6 $5
Bermuda BMU 85748 1.2 $24 $12
Bolivia BOL 3095 0.2 $5 $5
Brazil BRA 8539 0.4 $8 $5
Barbados BRB 15661 0.5 $10 $5
Brunei Darussalam BRN 36608 0.8 $16 $8
Bhutan BTN 2532 0.2 $5 $5
Botswana BWA 6361 0.3 $6 $5
Central African Republic CAF 307 0.1 $5 $5
Canada CAN 43249 0.9 $18 $9
Switzerland CHE 80215 1.2 $24 $12
Chile CHL 13384 0.5 $10 $5
China CHN 7925 0.4 $8 $5
Cote d'Ivoire CIV 1399 0.2 $5 $5
Cameroon CMR 1251 0.1 $5 $5
Congo (Republic Of) COG 1851 0.2 $5 $5
Colombia COL 6056 0.3 $6 $5
Comoros COM 810 0.1 $5 $5
Cabo Verde CPV 3131 0.2 $5 $5
Costa Rica CRI 10630 0.4 $8 $5
Cuba CUB 6790 0.3 $6 $5
Cyprus CYP 22957 0.6 $12 $6
Czech Republic CZE 17231 0.6 $12 $6
Germany DEU 41219 0.9 $18 $9
Djibouti DJI 1814 0.2 $5 $5
Dominica DMA 7399 0.4 $8 $5
Denmark DNK 52002 1.0 $20 $10
Dominican Republic DOM 6374 0.3 $6 $5
Algeria DZA 4206 0.3 $6 $5
Ecuador ECU 6248 0.3 $6 $5
Egypt (Arab Republic) EGY 3615 0.3 $6 $5
Euro area EMU 33998 0.8 $16 $8
Spain ESP 25832 0.7 $14 $7
Estonia EST 17295 0.6 $12 $6
Ethiopia ETH 619 0.1 $5 $5
European Union EUU 31843 0.8 $16 $8
Finland FIN 41921 0.9 $18 $9
Fiji FJI 4916 0.3 $6 $5
France FRA 36248 0.8 $16 $8
Faroe Islands FRO 54118 1.0 $20 $10
Micronesia (Federated States) FSM 3057 0.2 $5 $5
Gabon GAB 8311 0.4 $8 $5
United Kingdom GBR 43734 0.9 $18 $9
Georgia GEO 3796 0.3 $6 $5
Ghana GHA 1381 0.2 $5 $5
Guinea GIN 531 0.1 $5 $5
Gambia GMB 441 0.1 $5 $5
Guinea-Bissau GNB 573 0.1 $5 $5
Equatorial Guinea GNQ 11121 0.4 $8 $5
Greece GRC 18036 0.6 $12 $6
Grenada GRD 9157 0.4 $8 $5
Greenland GRL 43365 0.9 $18 $9
Guatemala GTM 3903 0.3 $6 $5
Guyana GUY 4127 0.3 $6 $5
High income HIC 39577 0.8 $16 $8
Hong Kong SAR HKG 42423 0.9 $18 $9
Honduras HND 2496 0.2 $5 $5
Croatia HRV 11536 0.5 $10 $5
Haiti HTI 829 0.1 $5 $5
Hungary HUN 12259 0.5 $10 $5
IBRD only IBD 5502 0.3 $6 $5
IDA & IBRD total IBT 4401 0.3 $6 $5
IDA total IDA 1353 0.2 $5 $5
IDA blend IDB 2082 0.2 $5 $5
Indonesia IDN 3346 0.2 $5 $5
IDA only IDX 940 0.1 $5 $5
Isle of Man IMN 78119 1.2 $24 $12
India IND 1582 0.2 $5 $5
Ireland IRL 51290 1.0 $20 $10
Iran (Islamic Republic) IRN 5443 0.3 $6 $5
Iraq IRQ 4629 0.3 $6 $5
Iceland ISL 50173 0.9 $18 $9
Israel ISR 35330 0.8 $16 $8
Italy ITA 29847 0.7 $14 $7
Jamaica JAM 5138 0.3 $6 $5
Jordan JOR 4940 0.3 $6 $5
Japan JPN 32477 0.8 $16 $8
Kazakhstan KAZ 10508 0.4 $8 $5
Kenya KEN 1377 0.2 $5 $5
Kyrgyz Republic KGZ 1103 0.1 $5 $5
Cambodia KHM 1159 0.1 $5 $5
Kiribati KIR 1292 0.2 $5 $5
St. Kitts and Nevis KNA 16589 0.5 $10 $5
Korea (Republic Of) KOR 27222 0.7 $14 $7
Kosovo KSV 3553 0.3 $6 $5
Kuwait KWT 28985 0.7 $14 $7
Lao PDR LAO 1812 0.2 $5 $5
Lebanon LBN 8051 0.4 $8 $5
Liberia LBR 456 0.1 $5 $5
Libya LBY 4643 0.3 $6 $5
St. Lucia LCA 7764 0.4 $8 $5
Liechtenstein LIE 149161 1.6 $32 $16
Sri Lanka LKA 3926 0.3 $6 $5
Lesotho LSO 1034 0.1 $5 $5
Lithuania LTU 14172 0.5 $10 $5
Luxembourg LUX 101450 1.3 $26 $13
Latvia LVA 13665 0.5 $10 $5
Macao SAR MAC 78586 1.2 $24 $12
Morocco MAR 2872 0.2 $5 $5
Moldova MDA 1843 0.2 $5 $5
Madagascar MDG 412 0.1 $5 $5
Maldives MDV 7681 0.4 $8 $5
Mexico MEX 9009 0.4 $8 $5
Marshall Islands MHL 3530 0.3 $6 $5
Middle income MIC 4668 0.3 $6 $5
Macedonia (Former Yugoslav Republic Of) MKD 4853 0.3 $6 $5
Mali MLI 744 0.1 $5 $5
Malta MLT 22776 0.6 $12 $6
Myanmar MMR 1204 0.1 $5 $5
Montenegro MNE 6415 0.3 $6 $5
Mongolia MNG 3973 0.3 $6 $5
Mozambique MOZ 525 0.1 $5 $5
Mauritania MRT 1371 0.2 $5 $5
Mauritius MUS 9117 0.4 $8 $5
Malawi MWI 381 0.1 $5 $5
Malaysia MYS 9766 0.4 $8 $5
North America NAC 54580 1.0 $20 $10
Namibia NAM 4696 0.3 $6 $5
Niger NER 359 0.1 $5 $5
Nigeria NGA 2640 0.2 $5 $5
Nicaragua NIC 2087 0.2 $5 $5
Netherlands NLD 44433 0.9 $18 $9
Norway NOR 74735 1.2 $24 $12
Nepal NPL 732 0.1 $5 $5
New Zealand NZL 37808 0.8 $16 $8
OECD members OED 35783 0.8 $16 $8
Oman OMN 15645 0.5 $10 $5
Other small states OSS 12846 0.5 $10 $5
Pakistan PAK 1429 0.2 $5 $5
Panama PAN 13268 0.5 $10 $5
Peru PER 6122 0.3 $6 $5
Philippines PHL 2899 0.2 $5 $5
Palau PLW 13499 0.5 $10 $5
Papua New Guinea PNG 2268 0.2 $5 $5
Poland POL 12494 0.5 $10 $5
Puerto Rico PRI 28704 0.7 $14 $7
Portugal PRT 19223 0.6 $12 $6
Paraguay PRY 4161 0.3 $6 $5
Qatar QAT 74667 1.2 $24 $12
Romania ROU 8973 0.4 $8 $5
Russian Federation RUS 9057 0.4 $8 $5
Rwanda RWA 697 0.1 $5 $5
South Asia SAS 1529 0.2 $5 $5
Saudi Arabia SAU 20482 0.6 $12 $6
Sudan SDN 2089 0.2 $5 $5
Senegal SEN 911 0.1 $5 $5
Singapore SGP 52889 1.0 $20 $10
Solomon Islands SLB 1982 0.2 $5 $5
Sierra Leone SLE 693 0.1 $5 $5
El Salvador SLV 4219 0.3 $6 $5
Somalia SOM 552 0.1 $5 $5
Serbia SRB 5144 0.3 $6 $5
South Sudan SSD 731 0.1 $5 $5
Sub-Saharan Africa SSF 1571 0.2 $5 $5
Small states SST 11766 0.5 $10 $5
Sao Tome and Principe STP 1811 0.2 $5 $5
Suriname SUR 8984 0.4 $8 $5
Slovak Republic SVK 15963 0.5 $10 $5
Slovenia SVN 20713 0.6 $12 $6
Sweden SWE 50273 0.9 $18 $9
Swaziland SWZ 3155 0.2 $5 $5
Seychelles SYC 15476 0.5 $10 $5
Chad TCD 776 0.1 $5 $5
Togo TGO 548 0.1 $5 $5
Thailand THA 5816 0.3 $6 $5
Tajikistan TJK 926 0.1 $5 $5
Turkmenistan TKM 6948 0.4 $8 $5
Timor-Leste TLS 1134 0.1 $5 $5
Tonga TON 4114 0.3 $6 $5
Trinidad and Tobago TTO 20444 0.6 $12 $6
Tunisia TUN 3873 0.3 $6 $5
Turkey TUR 9130 0.4 $8 $5
Tuvalu TUV 3827 0.3 $6 $5
Tanzania TZA 865 0.1 $5 $5
Uganda UGA 676 0.1 $5 $5
Ukraine UKR 2115 0.2 $5 $5
Upper middle income UMC 7737 0.4 $8 $5
Uruguay URY 15574 0.5 $10 $5
Uzbekistan UZB 2132 0.2 $5 $5
St. Vincent and the Grenadines VCT 6864 0.4 $8 $5
Venezuela (Republica Bolivariana) VEN 12265 0.5 $10 $5
Vietnam VNM 2111 0.2 $5 $5
Vanuatu VUT 3148 0.2 $5 $5
West Bank and Gaza PSE 2867 0.2 $5 $5
World WLD 9996 0.4 $8 $5
Samoa WSM 3939 0.3 $6 $5
Yemen (Republic Of) YEM 1408 0.2 $5 $5
South Africa ZAF 5692 0.3 $6 $5
Congo (Democratic Republic Of) COD 456 0.1 $5 $5
Zambia ZMB 1308 0.2 $5 $5
Zimbabwe ZWE 890 0.1 $5 $5
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