Billy, I wholeheartedly agree with you for the most part. No occupation is completely secure from downturns and as Landmen we know the industry waxes and wanes. For that reason, we all need something in our back pocket for an alternative source of income during times of bust. Our skills are easily transferred to other industries. I believe AAPL to be the Landman's greatest advocate and teacher. I'm really not concerned with AAPL staff numbers or compensation. Annual dues of $125 roughly breaks down to $2.50 a week and that amount is minuscule for the services we receive. Lack of planning on the part of a Landman should not cause (something) to happen as a result of one's failure to act responsibly. I like to believe that Landmen are proud, ethical, responsible custodians and advocates between mineral interest owners and producers. We are not an entitled group of professionals. Texas Real Estate Commission, Texas Secretary of State, National Notary Association, and Texas Land Title Association doesn't wave or reduce dues. I feel it wrong to ask AAPL to reduce or eliminate the annual dues this year.