There is a definitely a need to be a little more pro-active, than re-active with keeping the members informed. It would have been so much easier to have made an announcement similar to the one below: The bylaws state that "The National board may confer Honorary membership on a person for such period as it chooses." In recognition for the hours of dedication he has provided the club, from the Viper Registry, Viper trivia, website moderation, to the all-around positive reinforcement and support, the board decided to recognize Viper Jeff's contributions by awarding him an honorary membership. The computer dies not allow for an honorary membership designation in the avatar, so Jeff is shown as a "Legacy" member. No one else can renew as a Legacy Member without a prior membership number. This certainly could have put to rest any concerns regarding Jeff's membership status.