MEMBERSHIP SUBSCRIPTIONS NOW DUE
Changes to Membership Agreed at the AGM now implemented
Further to the agreement of the findings of the Strategic Review at the AGM, the changes agreed to Club Membership have now been implemented.
Details are contained on the Membership Form now on the web-site, (at “CLUB INFO”, “DOCUMENTS”) and in the Clubhouse.
The changes cover:
1. Some additional categories of membership and changes to membership categories
2. Revised subscription fees following the review of other rugby clubs and other sports clubs in the town.
3. The ability to make staged payments rather than a one off payment to offset impact.
The last change is specifically in response to requests from members and will shortly be available via our website. This is also part of some work agreed as part of the review to improve our database, and in turn improve our communication with Members.
We are delighted that Eileen McBain, one of our parents, is doing this work on the database. Our intention is to move to a mainly electronic approach, retaining postal communications for those who have no electronic access. As a result as a change to our previous practice, Eileen will be in touch by e-mail, and Gordon Bathgate will be in touch by post for those who have no e-mail. NB if you are contacted by both methods don’t worry, we shall be keeping accurate payment records and one subscription shall suffice!
As agreed we have also begun discussions with local businesses to see if we can agree some discounts for members, to increase the attraction of our membership and in turn to help the local businesses with more custom. We will announce the outcome of this at a later date.
The Review concluded that we need to increase revenues from membership by a combination of increasing rates and ensuring that more members do actually pay, to help the Club and to avoid some subsidising others. We will therefore be chasing up non-payment more vigorously, helped by our new database.
We look forward to your prompt payment and continuing support.