The dues go to cover expenses for our group. Some of the expenses are, but are not limited to:
*An annual open house in which vendors from the greater Houston area (but mainly the east side since the bulk of our group resides in this general area) come and set up tables to make aware of what they offer to the homeschool community. We cover the venue, security costs, and light snacks for this.
*Monthly meetings usually have some type of activity or event for the group, and at some of these, not all, we provide paper products for different seasonal parties, ribbons/prizes for track and field, reward certificates for science/art/history projects, annual end of year pizza and ice cream party, some of the crafts that we have at some of the meetings for the kids, etc.
*Funds also go to help with other annual events such as, but not limited to, graduation ceremonies (both for kindergarten and seniors), annual parties for the teen's group (Teen Bash - Homeschool version of Prom), end of year pool party for the whole group (the group covers the bulk of the price allowing families only pay a small portion for their families to go verses the full cost) Christmas party for the whole group (again, group pays the bulk, and families have a small charge verse the full cost), etc.