Do you realize that once you put forth a "mandate" you will have every Tom, Dick & Mary starting their own organizations in an effort to enrich themselves on this new "tax". That would be the worst decisive move you could make. Hell, less than a 1/3 of all doctors are members of the AMA....and you expect dermist's to exceed that number with positive results. Matt, I AM not starting a arguement with you so PLEASE DO NOT take it as being intended that way. But I notice in so many of your posts you bring the passing of a "LAW" into the equation of what will help the Taxixdermy industry. I know you mean well, but whe you use the word "regulation & law" yyou have just lost 95% of your audience. You also stated that it "should not be brought upon us by some government beuarocrat and should be a private organization"....but you started the very next paragraph with "What if the law dictated that in order to be a taxidermist to do work for the public each year you had to be a member of your state organiztion AND attend the show at least once whether a day or the full 3days!?" So you don't want government intervention, but you want a law ???????????????????????? You can not make a law enforcing membership of a worker unless you get down to union level. So everything you are proposing calls for A) Government intervention in our industry -or- B) Unionization of our industry. No disrespect, but people with those type of thoughts scare hell out of me! Matt, I appreciate what you are trying to do, but whatever plan you are scheming up please leave me the hell out of it. I will fight tooth and nail anybody that tries to bring inept regulation into our industry. You keep saying you want to do it for the industry, well don't do it for MY industry...leave me the hell alone, I am fine & want no part of what you are proposing and do not want to waste more of my time fighting to put down unwanted regulation brought into our/my industry.