1.) Out of all respondents of our survey, 67% are willing to pay between $15-$25 yearly for a membership with Blue Water Navy. The majority of members would be willing to pay $25-- Few individuals are willing to pay $100 for a lifetime membership. Because the results were so close, we will be charging $20 annual dues for membership that runs between January 1 to December 31. Because of the complications of running a life membership, we will not be looking at that option at this time. However, if you wish to pay more than one year at a time, your dues will be reflected as such.
2.) Members would primarily like to receive updates, with approximately 17 individuals who would be interested in volunteering with Blue Water Navy.
3.) In addition to advocating for Agent Orange exposure(s), members would like reinstated benefits, information on Blue Water vets benefits, information on HR 299, continuing lobbying in Congress and the VA, BWN Healthcare, Reacquisition of presumption rights pursuant to the 1991 Act, VA benefits, and information on passage of bills to reinstate rights VSO’s to help with claims.
4.) Members would first and foremost like BWN to advocate for Agent Orange, then other toxic exposures. Navy specific issues and continuing to advocate for veterans in Congress also should be a top priority.
We will run a member survey every November