Now you know they were playing you and then they successfully did you in. Time to grow up my child. Rules are made to make everything balance. Treasurer should not accept moneys from anyone after a certain date. If they want to pay the day of, they should get the ok from the Coordinator in charge. You got to stick to them guns and if 2 pay--2 eat. No if and but's. They'll get over their anger and will probably get another game plan together for free for the next one. Yeh-- family tended to think I would pay cause I had a decent job. NOT! I was on the outside listening to another reunion nightmare--this one cousin always always waits until the week of reunions to send money in. Then she tells the cordinator- Aunt so-so you know I always do this. Same cousin goes to the casino regularly and brags about her winnings. She had the money. Girlfriend then had a nerve to complain about the food. At this same reunion, the coordinator let everybody come in to the banquet hall, let all sit down, stood up and made the announcement- we will not be able to proceed with the meal until all UNPAID attendees come to the payment table to pay for their meal tickets. Of course it embarassed the one's who had to get up and walk out that door to pay. Now when they don't get t-shirts and stuff, and ask why, pull out all those money request letters and let them read it.
My head hurts.