It’s Membership Renewal Time!
Yes, it’s that time of year already. Though I suspect many of you will be glad to see the back of 2020 and, like me, are hoping 2021 will eventually bring with it a return to more normal life – and some swimming galas!
Reduced Fees for 2021
On behalf of the committee, we would like to thank everyone for their continued support during 2020. As a result of money saved during pool closures and to those who continued to pay and donated their monthly membership, we have decided to waive the £35 club membership fee for all renewing members in 2021. There is still a small fee payable to Swim England to cover insurance etc, but we hope that this will encourage as many of you to renew next year as possible as we try to get back to some sense of normality in the pool.
To summarise, the 2021 fees versus 2020 are as follows:
|Category||2020 (Old) Fees||2021 Renewal Fees (save £35)|
|1 (Non Competitive)||£50.50||£15.50|
|3 (Other Main Club)||£35||£0|
Category 1 vs Category 2
Under normal circumstances, you would have a choice between renewing as a competitive (cat 2) or non-competitive (cat 1) member. Given that there is still uncertainty around when competitions are likely to start, I suggest that renewing as a category 1 member is the sensible option. There is no penalty to upgrade to category 2 later in the year, as and when competitions might be announced, you simply pay the additional amount and we can upgrade your membership level.
Deadline for Renewal
As always, the deadline for renewals is early February 2021. However, the sooner I receive your renewal confirmation, the less I will have to chase you for it!
If your details are unchanged from 2020 (same address, email, phone etc.) then instead of completing the form you can just reply to me (firstname.lastname@example.org) and state that you wish to continue your membership. I will assume you choose category 1 unless, for some reason, you want to pay for category 2 immediately. Payments should be made online where possible (bank details are on the attached form). If you need to pay by cheque, preferably hand it directly to Phill Moulson (our treasurer) at a club session, but you can also give them to any coach or myself and we will pass them on.
If you decide, for whatever reason, not to continue with us in 2021 then please let me know so I don’t keep hassling you for a renewal form. If you have any feedback on the club or reasons for leaving then please do let us know. Feedback is important to help the club grow and improve so we can better serve you, our members.
Once again, I hope you all have a fantastic Christmas (under the circumstances) and look forward to seeing you back in the pool in 2021.
EAST Membership Secretary