At our AGM on Monday (8/4/19), we had names proposed and accepted for our main committee posts (chairman Jeff Southern, secretary Val Baxter, treasurer Shannel Curtis, welfare officers Stephanie Young and Stephen Heywood) but we still have vacancies for a number of roles in the club, including the club captains (aside from the U15 boys, Chris Perkins). Any interested parties are invited to email Val.
The Early Bird membership renewal rates will be ending on April 30th as previously publicised. We also passed a vote on a proposal at the AGM, to impose a late payment penalty for members who have not renewed their membership fees within a month of the due date - this will be an additional amount per membership (£5 per junior membership, £10 per adult and £15 per family) for any memberships not paid by 31st May (this year).
This decision was not taken lightly, but late payments create a lot of extra admin work (composing and sending reminder emails/letters and making numerous separate registrations with EA, all of which are very time consuming) and puts a lot of pressure on volunteers who already have a heavy workload for the club, not to mention causing major problems with race entries as many organisers (and definitely the track and field leagues (both junior and senior) and NEGP) insist on a current EA registration, which won't be made until membership is renewed. Many other clubs in the area have similar penalties in place, for the same reasons.
Please take advantage of the early bird offer, to save yourself some money and the club volunteers their time and effort! Many thanks to those members who have already paid, it's much appreciated.
Payment dates and rates:-
Payments made up to and including April 30th 2019:-
Junior £30, Adult £55 and Family £85
Payments made from May 1st to May 31st 2019:-
Junior £35, Adult £60 and Family £95
Payments received from June 1st 2019 onwards (existing members only):-
Junior £40, Adult £70 and Family £110
Next year, renewals will be at the normal rate up until 30th April (£35, £60 and £95) and then the late penalty will be incurred from 1st May onwards.