We are a not for profit volunteer organization.  We pay no rent.  We are diligently working to keep costs low.  All communications and publications will be electronic.  Printing and mailing is simply cost prohibitive.  Our journal, the American Koi Keeper, will be delivered, readable in electronic format, and printable if desired.  Unfortunately there are still some costs.  There are various government fees, professional fees, hosting and software costs, etc. which are ongoing and recurring.  We will endeavor to keep these fees minimal and work in a cost effective manner.