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== Do I have to be a member to use the space? ==
 
== Do I have to be a member to use the space? ==
  
Voidwarranties is open to anyone to drop by and take a look around. Non-members are welcome to come by. If you use the space extensively, you are kindly asked to become a member.  
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Voidwarranties is open to anyone to drop by and take a look around and meet people, including non-members.   Only If you use the space extensively (eg use the infrastructure/tools regularly), you are kindly requested to become a member.
  
 
== How do I become a member? ==
 
== How do I become a member? ==
Just come on over to one or more of our meetings and get to know some of the people there. Find two existing members who are willing to be your sponsor. Find the "New Members" box. The membership application form can be downloaded as [[Media:ApplicationForm.odt]]. You can print this document yourself or find a copy in the space. After one month, the applicant is approved (or not, though this isn't very likely) during the weekly meeting. From that moment on the new member has to pay him/her dues.
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In order to become a member you only have to take the effort to find two existing members who are willing to be your sponsor, fill in the Membership Application form and drop it in the the "New Members" box. The forms are found in the space [[Media:ApplicationForm.pdf|  or can be downloaded here]].
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After one month, the applicant is approved (or not, though this isn't very likely) during the monthly meeting. From that moment on the new member has to pay his/her membership fees.
  
 
== What is the cost of membership? ==
 
== What is the cost of membership? ==
* Membership dues are €12.5 per month (but if you are really l33t, or just are supportive, you pay €13.37, it is up to you).
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We try to keep all as cheap as possible, but we have fixed cost that have to be covered, gas/electricity/water, maintenance of the space and it's equipments.<br>
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We try to stay as neutral as possible and don't want to depend on subsidises or grants. That's why we cover all our operating costs with membership fees and non-binding donations.
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* Standard Membership fee is €12.5 per month (but if you are really l33t, or just are supportive, you pay €13.37, it is up to you).
 
* For students under 25 years of age the price is only €10. A student has to show a valid student ID card to be eligible for the discount.
 
* For students under 25 years of age the price is only €10. A student has to show a valid student ID card to be eligible for the discount.
* Children under the age of 18 are allowed in the space under supervision of an adult. If a minor wants to become a member he can ,but should ALWAYS be supervised, his monthly due's are €0.5 per year of age, so a kid of 9 pay's a monthly subscription of €4.5.
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* Children under the age of 18 are allowed in the space under supervision of an adult. If a minor wants to become a member° he/she can, but should ALWAYS be supervised, his/her monthly fee is €0.5 per year of age, so a kid of 9 pays a monthly subscription of €4.5.
This fee is to cover the infrastructure and equipment costs. We are entirely funded by membership fees and donations, so we encourage everyone to become a member.
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°this membership is symbolic and does not give voting right or is counted as membership what the statutes are concerned.
  
 
== Do I have to be a member to attend workshops and events? ==
 
== Do I have to be a member to attend workshops and events? ==
  
No, workshops and events are open to everyone who's interested. All events are free for members. An extra contribution of €5 a workshop will be asked for non-members
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No, workshops and events are open to everyone who's interested.<br>
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Non-members will be asked a €5 contribution to attend in order to cover expenses. Members can attend without an extra contribution.
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Some workshops might have extra cost to cover for the workshop specific expenses.
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== How can I pay my membership fee ? ==
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Membership fee is to be paid monthly, but you can pay a couple of months in advance if you like. The bank account details are located at the [[Contact#Bankinfo | contact page]].
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== Do you have an officially registered charter ? ==
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Yes, the Belgium state does recognize "VoidWarranties VZW" officially as a non-profit organization.
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* [http://www.ejustice.just.fgov.be/tsv_pdf/2011/03/16/11041542.pdf Initial pub 16/mar/2011] in "het Belgisch Staatsblad"
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* [http://www.ejustice.just.fgov.be/tsv_pdf/2012/08/17/12143193.pdf Revision 17/aug/2012]
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* [http://www.ejustice.just.fgov.be/tsv_pdf/2013/06/24/13095755.pdf Revision 24/jul/2013]
  
== How can I pay my membership dues? ==
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Besides this charter we also have a set of [[Huisregels|pratical rules]]  that were presented and laid down by the board at during the [[Algemene_Ledenvergadering_2013 | general assembly held May 18th 2013]]. These rules are easier to change and streamline the daily working of the space. Members are always welcome to propose changes to this set of rules and present them during a monthly meeting.
  
You should pay monthly. The bank account details are located at the [[contact | contact page]].
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== I really dig your place. Can I schedule a workshop or event? ==
  
== Do you have statutes? ==
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Yes! You are welcome to host or organise a workshop or event yourself. Have a look at the dedicated [[How_To_Organize_An_Event | HOWT0 ]] page.
  
Yes, the Belgium state does recognizes "VoidWarranties" officially as an non profit organization.
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== Do you have regulary plenary meetings? ==
[http://www.ejustice.just.fgov.be/tsv_pdf/2011/03/16/11041542.pdf publicatie staatsblad]
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* Yes, we do hold a meeting once a month, which and is called ''monthy meeting''. It's open to everybody (member or non-member). Today (2012) there is conscensus to meet on a monthly basis: the last Wednesday of the month - unless specified otherwise, check the [[:Category:Events|Events Page]] for details.
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* Please inform yourselves on the [[:Category:Events|Events Page]] pages for planned and past meeting outcome.
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* Some guidelines to host the meeting are [[Meetings | here]]

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Contents

Do I have to be a member to use the space?

Voidwarranties is open to anyone to drop by and take a look around and meet people, including non-members. Only If you use the space extensively (eg use the infrastructure/tools regularly), you are kindly requested to become a member.

How do I become a member?

In order to become a member you only have to take the effort to find two existing members who are willing to be your sponsor, fill in the Membership Application form and drop it in the the "New Members" box. The forms are found in the space or can be downloaded here.

After one month, the applicant is approved (or not, though this isn't very likely) during the monthly meeting. From that moment on the new member has to pay his/her membership fees.

What is the cost of membership?

We try to keep all as cheap as possible, but we have fixed cost that have to be covered, gas/electricity/water, maintenance of the space and it's equipments.
We try to stay as neutral as possible and don't want to depend on subsidises or grants. That's why we cover all our operating costs with membership fees and non-binding donations.


°this membership is symbolic and does not give voting right or is counted as membership what the statutes are concerned.

Do I have to be a member to attend workshops and events?

No, workshops and events are open to everyone who's interested.

Non-members will be asked a €5 contribution to attend in order to cover expenses. Members can attend without an extra contribution.

Some workshops might have extra cost to cover for the workshop specific expenses.

How can I pay my membership fee ?

Membership fee is to be paid monthly, but you can pay a couple of months in advance if you like. The bank account details are located at the contact page.

Do you have an officially registered charter ?

Yes, the Belgium state does recognize "VoidWarranties VZW" officially as a non-profit organization.

Besides this charter we also have a set of pratical rules that were presented and laid down by the board at during the general assembly held May 18th 2013. These rules are easier to change and streamline the daily working of the space. Members are always welcome to propose changes to this set of rules and present them during a monthly meeting.

I really dig your place. Can I schedule a workshop or event?

Yes! You are welcome to host or organise a workshop or event yourself. Have a look at the dedicated HOWT0 page.

Do you have regulary plenary meetings?

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