We are accepting sponsors and supporters as special members. These are individuals or companies that are showing their support for inline figure skating. There are several levels of sponsors depending on the level of support.
The sponsor or supporter members have the following rights, privileges and other standings in the USFIFS including the following: • At USFIFS controlled events sponsors can get privileged locations depending on the level of sponsorship and the committments of the host site. There will be normally be additional fees at such events that are standard for vendors at such events. • Higher levels of sponsors will receive more prominent locations on the USFIFS website and materials. • Sponsors and Supporters do not have any special voting rights due to being such members. They can vote as regular members if they belong to USFIFS. • Sponsors and Supporters do not need to join the USFIFS as individual or club members. • Except as listed above the USFIFS makes no preference for any particular vendors and will strive to give equal treatment to all vendors independent of any sponsorship level. Any concerns should be directed to the Board. • Sponsor and Supporter members shall have their membership expire at the end of the USFIFS fiscal year with is July 1 to June 30 of the following year. • Sponsors and Supporters can use the USFIFS logo and advertise that they are sponsors. However they must specify in the advertising that they are sponsors for the current fiscal year. The accepted formats are in the By-laws, but are in the general format of: logo 2007-2008 sponsor or logo 2007-2008 Level 4 Sponsor or logo 2007-2008 Supporter The second example is for different levels of sponsorship as described below. • If the Supporter or Sponsor membership expires then the advertising as a current Supporter or Sponsor must be discontinued unless the membership is renewed. • A sponsor will have access to special pages on the USFIFS website that includes logo, special advertising materials and info. • Supporters and Sponsors are encouraged but not required to give discounts to USFIFS members. Such offers will be posted in additional locations on the website and will provide additional advertising opportunities.
• The annual fee for supporter members is $35.00 • The annual fee for sponsor members is on a tiered structure as follows:
Level 1 - $75.00
Level 2 - $150.00
Level 3 - $300.00 Level 4 - $450.00 or more • Supporters and Sponsors must be willing to abide the USFIFS rules of conduct as stated in the Bylaws and further interpreted by the Board of Directors. • There are currently no forms for Sponors or Supporters. Individuals or businesses interested in becoming Sponors or Supporters can apply by sending a letter describing their interests in inline figure skating along with the required membership fee to the USFIFS address listed at the contact location in the menu. It is suggested that links to the manufacturers website and any further information be included so that we can post information that is of interest to the skater and coach. The Board will approve all such membership applications. The membership fee will be fully refunded in case the membership is not accepted.