This is Nick Erber, Treasurer and webmaster for MCA. At the last GC meeting some information was presented that MCA "no longer exists". Honestly, this was true for a brief time. MCA has experienced some major difficulties in effectively managing our membership and there were some procedures that were overlooked during the transition period. The "long story" behind the statement that "MCA no longer exists" is that we have to file paperwork with the state yearly and this wasn't done since 2011, so the state automatically dissolved MCA as of 10/1/14. The paperwork was filed this past Monday and MCA again "exists" with the state.
The headquarters for our organization also experienced some issues and there seems to be a lapse in several hundred memberships. Currently there are around 180 members. If you recently used PayPal to pay for a membership (I mean in the last week) then you are a registered member and will get a welcome email shortly. If you haven't received a welcome email lately, you are likely not included in this 180 members. If you believe you are a member please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will follow up on this for you. We are also working toward implementing a new member management system through a web-based program, which you can reach by clicking here. Please do not "Sign Up" through this new website... the bugs haven't been worked out yet and there is no way to pay through this portal as of yet (it's not set up yet, I'm working on it). You can continue to sign up for memberships at PayPal on this website and your membership will be processed.
Lastly, along with the headquarters problems, our PO box has not been functional for several weeks. We are in the process of securing a new PO box, but for the time being you can email or call MCA for communication.
Thank you for your patience in this endeavor. We are in a period of redefining MCA in Michigan and rebuilding our ranks. This is more important now more than ever with the sweeping changes in healthcare that will improve client access to receiving treatment. Look for more and new exciting things to come from MCA!