At the meeting of CIOFS in Brazil in October of 2011, it was voted to increase the Fair Share Assessment of the member national fraternities. The increase was approximately $2.00 per member for the National Fraternity of the United States. At its meeting (NAFRA's) also in October of 2011, it was voted to increase by $5 per member the Fair Share assessment to Regional Fraternities for their members, raising it to $17.00, effective in 2013. That, of necessity, meant that St. Francis Region had to increase its Fair Share assessment to local fraternities for 2013. At the Chapter meeting in January, of 2013, the ministers voted to increase the Fair Share in St. Francis Region to$50.00 per professed member.