Happy New Year! As we welcome 2023, the Falcon Club of America (FCA) extends warm wishes to all our members. We hope this year brings you joy, success, and memorable experiences with your beloved Falcons.

As we embark on a new chapter, the FCA Board is excited about the prospects the coming year holds. We look forward to meeting new members, sharing our passion for Falcons, and building on the strong sense of community that defines our club.

Our board has been diligently working to enhance the value of your FCA membership. We’ve paid close attention to your feedback and are committed to addressing your preferences. It has become evident that many of you desire an increased schedule of printed copies of our magazine as opposed to the digital version.

However, producing and delivering each issue comes at a significant cost, with printing and shipping expenses exceeding $7000 per month. To meet this challenge, we have been actively seeking advertising partnerships to help offset the financial burden associated with the magazine’s production.

In addition to this, after careful consideration, the FCA administrative team has made the decision to adjust our membership dues. We understand that the prospect of a dues increase may be met with mixed feelings, especially in a time where it seems like everything is on the rise. We want to assure you that this decision was not taken lightly.

For many years, our dues have remained unchanged, and the club has absorbed the increased costs associated with various aspects of our operations. However, to provide you with a quality bi-monthly print edition of our magazine, it has become necessary to adjust our dues structure to $38 annually. Beginning January 2024 dues will be $38 and we will print a bi-monthly magazine as opposed to a quarterly version. We feel that this increase will be offset by the value of more printed versions of our award-winning magazine.

We believe this adjustment is crucial to sustain the production of the magazine and offer more printed copies to our members. While we understand that no one likes an increase, we are confident that the added value and benefits will outweigh the adjustment in dues. Furthermore, we are committed to maintaining these dues at this level for an extended period.

Your continued support and understanding during this transition are invaluable to us. We appreciate your dedication to the Falcon Club of America and are excited about the opportunities that lie ahead for our community.

Here’s to a fantastic year filled with Falcons, friendships, and shared adventures!

Happy Falconing,

Billy Pope