Ryde Rowing Club Annual Subscriptions are now due.

Ryde Rowing Club Annual Subscriptions are now due.

Following the amendments to the Clubs Rules at the Annual General Meeting in November, at which, as well as a small increase in subscriptions being agreed, the subscription year was changed from 1st March to 28th Februray - to 1st January to 31st December the Clubs Annual Membership Subscription's are now due – with the discounted rate available until 1st March. 

Both Newport and Shanklin Rowing Clubs have also increased their rates of subscription this year and it should be noted that, on average, if paid at the reduced rate – our rates of scubscription remain the same or less than any other Island Rowing Club – and membership fees – at all levels – at mainland clubs are significantly higher. The Associate membership – at just £20 – 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 2017 are as follows –

Membership type               Payable before 1st March, 2017/Payable after 1st Marach, 2017.

Rowing                                        £100*/£140

Social Rowing                             £60*/£80

Country (non IW res. inc Uni)     £60*/£80

Cadet Under 18                          £60*/£80

Cadet Under 16                          £30/ £35

Associate                                    £20/£20 

*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, 2016 the membership already paid covers the current subscription year. Your next subscription will be due, subject to approval at the 2017 AGM on 1st January, 2018.

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 - 03707210. Sort Code: 20-60-55 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.

Steve Bull. For RRC Main committee.