A note to say the club’s membership procedures have changed. The club has close to 500 members these days and those who volunteer to run the club are delighted to see the club in such good health but it also means plenty of work. The club is not a business, nobody gets paid to run things or even gets expenses for their admin.
The club thought about closing membership but it felt hard to turn people away. Instead it was agreed at the AGM that new members can join but must sign up for two years. Existing members can renew as normal for one year but may also now renew online for one, two or three years now.
The club committee will review how the new system works and report back before next year’s AGM.