I agree with Moose - no charge for this forum, ever. As far as dues go, I'm not paying dues unless there's a reason to pay them. If we, as some form of digital society, want to invest in a calendar or some other merchandise and sell it online via PayPal or some other modality, that's all well and good, but who's going to front the expense and what do we do with any profits? To collect dues for that expense is not an option.
Our best bet is a Croton meeting, a gathering of collectors and their friends. Meetings are a standalone event. If someone wants to have a meeting and they are willing to cover the costs, then those meetings should also have plant sales where enough of the profits go to reimburse the host for those costs. To simply put money into a bank account with no plan for its use and no accountability to the donors is not something we should restart.
Our meetings are open to the public. Anyone interested in Crotons can attend, assuming they know about it. We can get more folks to attend and to utilize this website with the mass of free publicity that's out there. All of the newspapers I've ever read in Florida have, at least once a month, a list of garden and museum events - no cost for the listing. Our meetings should be included. There's an email list of several hundred names floating around that Connie has sent over the last few months. It's not that tough to do a bulk email to that list, informing those folks about our meetings.
The goal of this whole thing is spread the species and keep the rare varieties alive. The more folks we have doing just that, the closer we come to our goal. The cheaper it costs to make those folks interested, the better our chances of gaining converts and collectors.
"Croton Society"? Okay, that's nice that we've got a name and probably a secret handshake, but that plan has already failed once. Why try it again?