There are more benefits and levels below:
Enhanced Membership - $75 per year in addition to membership fee
Includes all regular benefits plus:
Ambassador level membership is FREE! (with 5 area memberships) (or $500)
The Ambassador has the option of sponsoring in their own team of members by paying the annual membership dues on their behalf, or having each pay their own.
All members under the ambassador will receive full benefits and be recognized independently as a member of the OFEA.
The intent of this new level is to increase outreach, bring local communities together as a unit, provide the resources and connections to those across the state producing events and festivals.
OFEA offers an annual membership dues scholarship for small events and organizations. This program is directed at start-up or organizations that are in reorganization or have suffered recent financial hardship. The purpose is to provide valuable support through membership in the OFEA. Recipients are required to contribute 4 hours of service in exchange for their membership in each year granted. Applications are accepted at any time of the year, and will be awarded based on need, potential to sustain membership in the future, and funds available. Funds for this scholarship are supplied by our generous supplier members.
Full and partial conference registration scholarships are available to those that can show hardship while supplies last. Full scholarship recipients are required to contribute 8 hours – 4 at the conference and 4 over the course of that year. Partial scholarship recipients will pay a portion of their registration and contribute 4 hours to the conference planning, set up or during the conference.
Applications are due by January 10th, to allow ample time and notification for the conference. Awards will be granted based on need, potential to sustain membership and participation in the future and the ability to contribute volunteer hour to the organization. Scholarships are for conference registration only and not for trade show booths. Events or organizations that have registered a primary delegate at full rate are encouraged to apply for additional delegate registration scholarships.
Every member organization in good standing receives $100 off conference registration for their first delegate. Supplier members receive discounted registration for the trade show.