August 13, 2020, 06:00:36 pm

Patron Members Now "Friends?"

Started by TheSkyHornet, July 09, 2020, 01:30:16 pm

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TheSkyHornet

Did I miss a change here, or am I mixing my terminology?

I see new links on the CAP website for joining as a Friend of CAP. Did we do away with the Patron Member title?

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Quote from: TheSkyHornet on July 09, 2020, 01:30:16 pmDid I miss a change here, or am I mixing my terminology?

I see new links on the CAP website for joining as a Friend of CAP. Did we do away with the Patron Member title?
Mixing terminology.

Friends of CAP are donors, not members. They do not need to meet membership requirements.
Patron members must meet membership requirements and are assigned to a unit.

shuman14

Yep pretty much. HQ will take your money and call you a Friend but they won't issue a CAPID anymore and track you doing "nothing".

I was pretty much forced to join a local unit, pay again, if I wanted to keep a CAPID and be a SMOG. Now the local unit can track me doing "nothing".

It's called HQ "delegating" the task.  ;)
Joseph J. Clune
Lieutenant Colonel, Military Police

USMCR: 1990 - 1992                           USAR: 1993 - 1998, 2000 - 2003, 2005 - Present     CAP: National Patron 2013 - 2014, SMWOG 2020 - Present
INARNG: 1992 - 1993, 1998 - 2000      Active Army: 2003 - 2005                                       USCGAux: 2004 - Present

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Quote from: shuman14 on July 09, 2020, 01:45:50 pmYep pretty much. HQ will take your money and call you a Friend but they won't issue a CAPID anymore and track you doing "nothing".

I was pretty much forced to join a local unit, pay again, if I wanted to keep a CAPID and be a SMOG. Now the local unit can track me doing "nothing".

It's called HQ "delegating" the task.  ;)
I guess Friends of CAP did sort of replace the National Patron status. But the vast majority of patron members were never National Patrons and were assigned to units. That has not changed.

TheSkyHornet


PHall

Quote from: shuman14 on July 09, 2020, 01:45:50 pmYep pretty much. HQ will take your money and call you a Friend but they won't issue a CAPID anymore and track you doing "nothing".

I was pretty much forced to join a local unit, pay again, if I wanted to keep a CAPID and be a SMOG. Now the local unit can track me doing "nothing".

It's called HQ "delegating" the task.  ;)

But now you can wear the uniforms you so love to post about!

shuman14

Quote from: PHall on July 09, 2020, 04:40:49 pmBut now you can wear the uniforms you so love to post about!

A Dark Blue Polo and Grey Tactical trousers.   ;D
Joseph J. Clune
Lieutenant Colonel, Military Police

USMCR: 1990 - 1992                           USAR: 1993 - 1998, 2000 - 2003, 2005 - Present     CAP: National Patron 2013 - 2014, SMWOG 2020 - Present
INARNG: 1992 - 1993, 1998 - 2000      Active Army: 2003 - 2005                                       USCGAux: 2004 - Present