District Assembly Vehicle Parking Passes: $5.00

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  • Calebs Airplane
    Calebs Airplane

    I've been out for a few years now, but when I was in, we frequently had to purchase "Vehicle Parking Passes" several weeks before the start of our District Assembly (depending on the Coliseum or Stadium being rented at the time). It was usually $5.00 and you were given a 10" X 4" (or so) card with the Assembly title/theme printed on. According to the instructions from a branch letter that was read out loud (usually at the end of the Service Meeting), this card had to be placed on the right side of your dashboard such that the dub parking attendants can easily see it as you drive through the parking entrance. Anyone who didn't have this card as they drove up was pulled aside and spoken to (not sure if they had to pay up then and there before proceeding any further, but they were definitely pulled aside).

    Anyway, I've read several threads about assembly scams where the parking was included in the rental yet the dubs still had to "pre-pay" for parking before a certain due date... I'm just interested to know if you have ever had to purchase a Vehicle Parking Pass and what it costs in your district... Please do share...



  • Listener

    This arrangement doesn't sound like it was voluntary and I wonder if they paid the appropriate taxes on this charge.

  • finally awake
    finally awake

    None of the assemblies I ever attended in Louisville KY or Evansville IN between 2000 and 2011 had any sort of fee for parking.

  • cantleave

    Bournemouth and Southampton had this arangement!

  • Doubting Bro
    Doubting Bro

    I remember doing that but I think they dropped it sometime in the early 90s. Can't recall the reasons why but I seem to remember in our area, they claimed parking wasn't part of the deal for the building but later that changed.

  • sir82

    It seems you've been out for a while. They haven't charged for parking (at least in the US) for at least 15 years.

  • Calebs Airplane
    Calebs Airplane

    Sir82... I'm on US Soil... Not necessarily the 48 contiguous States... I'll leave it at that...

  • hoser

    paid $30 last year for parking

  • blondie
  • cobaltcupcake

    Holy jumpin' catfish! I've never heard about this. Talk about fleecing the flock! They really are corrupt.

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