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    NRA Endowment Membership

    Hi.
    I am a life member of the NRA and was looking at some mail about upgrading my Life Membership to an Endowment Membership.

    My question is. What is and Endowment Membership? I have looked on the NRA sight for an explanation of this but can not find one. I am fairly bad at finding things on web sights.
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    It is a good reason for you to donate another 500 bucks or so to the NRA. Plus if you go to the NRA convention you get a different color ribbon to hang off your badge.

    BTW I am an endowment member and if I travel to Charlotte for the convention this year I will probably upgrade to Patron (I think that is next).
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    Quote Originally Posted by biglucky View Post
    It is a good reason for you to donate another 500 bucks or so to the NRA.

    I just received a offer to buy a life time membership for $500. Seriously thinking about it.

    To answer the OP's question, I don't know.
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    Go for it, DC...or any other gun-rights group. Some like one better'n another. I don't care WHICH one someone belongs to - but if they ain't a member of one or another, then they got NO do in the gun rights fight, and are lettin' the rest of us do their fightin' for 'em.
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    Ok But what is it. What is the difference. I know a life member is a member for life. What is the endowment membership. What does it mean. Is it worth while? I get that part. And while I don't really have the money for it right now I might find it some place if I knew what the difference was.
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    Quote Originally Posted by biglucky View Post
    It is a good reason for you to donate another 500 bucks or so to the NRA. Plus if you go to the NRA convention you get a different color ribbon to hang off your badge.

    BTW I am an endowment member and if I travel to Charlotte for the convention this year I will probably upgrade to Patron (I think that is next).
    Patron?
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    Unless i'm mistaken are they not all the same after life? Patron all those are just the priveledge to say your "this or that" type.
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    When it comes right down to it, it's a "prestige" thing. You gave more $$$. Which is fine - beats 'em just sayin' "thanks!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by TexasRedneck View Post
    When it comes right down to it, it's a "prestige" thing. You gave more $$$. Which is fine - beats 'em just sayin' "thanks!"
    This is pretty much it. There are 3 "prestige" levels of life membership beyond regular life. You pretty much step up to them unless you want to write one big check and get to the top.

    This is from the NRA's membership site....

    Contributory Life Memberships
    (Offered to Fully Paid Life Members)

    Endowment Member $2,000
    Patron Member $3,500
    Benefactor Member $5,000

    Endowment, Patron and Benefactor members are eligible to vote in NRA elections, receive special recognition at NRA events, and are sent credentials including a certificate suitable for framing, a lapel pin, a decal, a patch, and a new membership card so you can proudly display your membership status.

    Members are entitled to a credit based on the current value of whatever level of life membership they now hold. [For example: If you are already an Endowment member (currently valued at $2,000) you need only pay the additional $1,500 to reach $3,500 and the Patron level]
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    Having said it, I just sent in my "Endowment" paperwork earlier this year. It takes $$$ to continue the fight, so I figger it's worth it to me, at least.

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