Ryde Rowing Club Annual Subscriptions are now due - no increase on 2015*.

Ryde Rowing Club Annual Subscriptions are now due - no increase on 2015*.

The Clubs Annual Subscription fell due on the 1st March – with the discounted rate available until 1st May. The AGM in November agreed to hold the rate of subscription at the same rate as 2015 and our subscriptions, on average, if paid at the reduced rate –are less than any other Island Rowing Club – and membership fees – at all levels – and mainland clubs are significantly higher. The Associate membership – at just £15 – where the only restrictions are on the use of the Clubs boats and training equipment are an ideal level of membership for parents wanting to support their sons and daughters who row. 

The rates of subscription for 2016 are as follows –

Membership type               Payable before 1st May, 2016/Payable after 1st May 2016.

Rowing                                        £90*/£140

Social Rowing                             £50*/£80

Country (non IW res. inc Uni)     £50*/£80

Cadet Under 18                          £50*/£80

Cadet Under 16                          £25/ £35

Associate                                    £15/£15 

*New members joining as Rowing, Social Rowing or under 18 cadets will pay an additional £5 joining fee which will give them 3 months membership of British Rowing – which includes insurance cover and copies of Rowing and Regatta magazine. Continuation of British Rowing after the three months is optional but all active members are encouraged to take out British Rowing Membership if only for the insurance cover – and it is compulsory to race on the river, or if you want to store a scull in one of the Club boathouses and boat from them.  

Note: For new members, who have joined since October, 2015 the membership already paid covers the current subscription year. Your next subscription will be due, subject to approval at the 2016 AGM on 1st January, 2017.

The RRC General Committee is currently undertaking a review of the rates of subscription and Membership categories with the intention of bringing some proposed changes to the Clubs Annual General Meeting in October/November, 2016 for approval, which may include an increase in subscriptions and a proposal to bring the Club's subscription Year in line with the Calender year - with subscriptions due for renewal on the 1st January each year - starting on 1st January, 2017. If you have an opinion on this, the rates of subscription or membership categories please E Mail your thoughts to the Club Secretary, Carol Hewision on - carolehewison@btinternet.com 

Subscriptions should be paid as soon as possible – over the bar at the Clubhouse or sent to the membership Secretary, Steph Hickman at 145 Great Preston Road, Ryde, Isle of Wight. PO33 1AZ. Telephone number 01983 613077. E Mail:steph.hickman1944@gmail.com  Cheques should be made payable to "Ryde Rowing Club". You can also pay by electronic bank transfer - please transfer the appropriate subscriptionto Account Number - 84639360.  Sort Code: 77-25-14 and put RRC Membership in the reference field - and it would also be helpful if you could E Mail Steph Hickman if you choose to pay this way - advising her that you have done so. Standing order forms are also available on request and are available at the Clubhouse.

Early payment helps the Club and saves you money – and saves us having to chase-you up! Please help the Club and yourself and pay promptly.

Special "Subs Pay Fridays" will be held on 4th - which is also the Quiz Night, the 11th and the 18th March - with further dates in April - when a Club Officer will be available at the Clubhouse from 8.00pm to around 9.30pm to take your subscriptions - and the Clubs performance kit will be available to view - and order (saving you the postage) - or to purchase from the stock we have available. So why not come along on one of these Fridays - pay your sub - view the kit and have a drink - with a free RRC Car Sticker for everyone who turns up.

Steve Bull. For RRC Main committee.