Club Fees Update - November 2010

After 2 committee member discussions the following has been agreed regarding fees for next year and was announced at the club run on Weds 3rd November:

  1. Membership for the Striders for next year will be £52, which includes the £5 fee to English Athletics, a £5 contribution to the running of the club and the fees for use of Maiden Castle, the base for the club.
  2. The only exceptions to that will be people who are entitled to concessions (eg unemployed, students), people who pay to access MC in other ways (eg Durham Uni Staff/ Students or MC fitness and gym members), or what we historically have called "country members," which is those who live and/or work away and never come down the club but want to retain the connection /want to turn out and race for us when they can or want to carry on running under a Striders flag in other parts of the country and don't wish to join any other club in order to get their English Athletics number.
  3. For the sum of £52 members then get access to the facilities /showers on Mon and Weds evenings, through the club can have free track sessions/ structured coaching from Allan Seheult, paid entry to team relays, the Calderdale Relay, Harrier League and related Northern/ North-East and National cross-country. Members also get the benefit of a range of handicap races (summer and festive) and the general running of the club other club events etc. In addition ,as a club member you get discount on race entries and may get discount at a range of stores in Durham / the N-E.

    Obviously it varies how much or how little of that individuals choose to take up, but that is down to individual choice and circumstance. Either way ,when you combine it with a bunch of enthusiastic folk ,running mates and supporters that looks like pretty good value for less than a pound a week!!
  4. Most people have current membership cards valid until the end of March 2011 so we will look for all members to renew their membership by the end of March 11 /new members to be paid up by then,as all names will need to be with English athletics by 1st April.
  5. Some current active members havent paid up this year, so we will be looking to them to pay up asap - we will provide a reminder if you have forgotten.
  6. Stef will start collecting fees after the New Year, though we will clarify what happens for entirely new members who join between now and then asap.
  7. Subsequently, for folk who join during the year we are suggesting a pro-rata approach based on calendar quarters,which Stef will arbitrate on.
  8. It is expected that the work at MC will continue until next Summer,so things may change in the longer term, including the cost of using the facilities. We will begin negotiations / clarification with MC in the Spring, but our fees for 2011 are already agreed, so it isn't an immediate issue.

Many thanks,
David Shipman

Shaun and Dave make you an offer you can't refuse!