Membership

This club is open to all.

Applicants for membership and members renewing their membership will be asked to sign a form agreeing to abide by the rules and regulation of the club and the sport of rowing. If it is considered by this committee that the granting or renewal of membership would be detrimental to the aims and objectives of this club, the committee are entitled to refuse membership and will provide full reasons for doing so.

Membership is from 1st April to 31st March and if you join part way through a year a pro-rata fee is payable.

2017 Fees

 

Subscription Options Criteria/information TARIFF FAMILY DISCOUNT
Senior Rowing Full rowing and voting for ALL rowing members.
Includes a suggested voluntary donation of £150*
£300 Spouse/partner
£260
Junior/Student  Rowing Junior Membershp (Ages 10 to 18) includes Associate Membership for one parent/carer, unless one or both parents/carers are already voting members of the Club.  A suggested voluntary donation of £75 is included in the payment.*Students over 18 (full voting rights) must be in full time education and must include a photocopy of Student ID card. 1st Child:£150 2nd Child: £130
3rd and subsequent child(ren): £105
Associate Member 1 Non-rowing.  Voting.
Includes a suggested voluntary donation of £24*
£48 £30
Club Associate 1 Non-rowing. Non-voting
Includes a suggested voluntary donation of £12*
£25 N/A
Coxswain only Non-rowing. Voting
Includes a suggested voluntary donation of £18*
£36 N/A

*For Gift Aid purposes only

Joining part-way through a year: The membership year runs from April to the end of March. Please pay for the number of whole months outstanding. For example Senior Rowing at £25 per month (£300/12.)  Sep – March = 7 months at £25 = £175 due.

Please note the Standing Order option is not available.
N.B. All rowing members MUST join British Rowing.
This can be done online at www.britishrowing.org
Those rowing members going to compete, MUST apply for BR Gold membership.
Those not competing in regattas or heads can apply for BR Silver membership.

Membership rules

MEMBERSHIP OF ROSS ROWING CLUB

Membership of Ross Rowing Club shall be confined to persons whose membership, in the opinion of the Committee will further the stated objects of the Club, the encouragement of rowing at Ross amongst amateurs.

APPLICATION FOR MEMBERSHIP

Applicants for membership and members renewing their membership will be asked to sign a form agreeing to abide by the rules and regulation of the club and the sport of rowing. if it is considered by this committee that the granting or renewal of membership would be detrimental to the aims and objectives of this club, the committee are entitled to refuse membership and will provide full reasons for doing so.

Where a member is re-applying for membership any previous debts to the Club must be settled prior to the application. Provided the application has been displayed at the Clubhouse for seven days, the Committee shall have the power to elect to such category of membership as they consider suitable or to refuse or defer the application in accordance with the requirements of the preceding paragraph, taking into consideration any information available.

CATEGORIES OF MEMBERSHIP

Senior Rowing Membership is open to persons who undertake to row for Ross Rowing Club, or wish to regularly use the racing craft or any other training facility for leisure purposes.

Non-Competitive Rowing Membership is open to persons who wish to use the club facilities and specified craft for leisure purposes.This membership category will not be permitted to compete at any regattas or head races.

Non-competitive rowers are eligible to book any boat that has been deemed for use by the status of the crew. However, priority may be given to competing crews for certain boats as specified by the captain.

Junior Rowing Membership is restricted to persons under the age of 18 years who undertake to row for the Club. Applicants for Junior Rowing Membership must furnish proof of age.

Junior Rowing Members shall be entitled to the use of the Club premises other than the bar, but shall not vote at any meetings or be eligible to serve on the Committee or hold office in the Club.

A Junior Rowing Member shall cease to be such at the end of the membership year in which he/she attains the age of 18 years.

Student Membership: is open to persons over the age of 18 who are in full time education and:-

Undertake to row for Ross Rowing Club, or

Wish to regularly use the racing craft or other training facilities for leisure purposes.

Student Members shall not be eligible to vote.

Associate Membership is open to persons who:-

(a) have rowed for this or any other Club, or

(b) will foster the Clubs activities

Associate Members are not generally entitled to the use of the racing craft or other training facilities, but may do so on specific occasions with the prior authority of the Captain. Specific occasions include Club Sports, Boxing Day row and other similar events at the discretion of the Captains.

Vice President.  Vice President’s membership give the same privileges as an Associate member, but is for an indefinite period, following a one off payment and does not require annual renewal.  Should a Vice President wish to become a Rowing Member they will be required to pay the difference between the Associate Membership and the Rowing Membership for that subscription year.

Patron. The club may appoint a Patron in return for service or other benefit given it by an individual.

The appointment is for 10 years. A Patron shall have the same privileges as an Associate Member.

Social Membership. A limited number of Social Memberships may be granted at the discretion of Committee.  Social Members shall not be entitled to vote at meetings, nor eligible to hold office in the Club, or be eligible to serve on the Committee or propose or second applications for membership of the Club.

Children (being under 18 years of age and in full time education) of Associate or Senior Rowing members will automatically be given free social membership of the Club.

Membership Subscriptions

The membership year runs from 1st April to 31st March.

Subscriptions – include VAT (if applicable) and ARA Levy

A table of the current subscriptions is attached in a schedule to this document and will be displayed on a notice board in the clubhouse.

Subscriptions must be paid the to the nominated membership secretary by 1st April.  Subscriptions for Senior Rowing Membership may be paid, in five equal monthly installments, by standing order.¬†

Affiliated Clubs: Affiliated clubs, as recognised by the Committee, may use club facilities as Social Members.  The respective clubs may then also use facilities as agreed, from time to time, by the Committee.

Arrears of subscriptions will he dealt with under Rule 5.

COMMITTEES POWER REGARDING MEMBERSHIP

The Committee shall have the power to grant membership on other terms than those laid down in the rules at their absolute discretion.

If any member shall infringe any of the club rules or Captain’s instructions, or act in any way contrary to the general interests of the Club he or she may be expelled from membership, by a two thirds majority of those present and voting, at a Committee Meeting. The voting under this rule shall be by ballot and an expelled member has the right of appeal to the Club in a General Meeting.

ARREARS OF SUBSCRIPTION

All subscriptions and debts owing to the Club are due on the 1st April. Any Member who has not paid his/her subscription or submitted a completed Standing Order form to pay by installment, by the due date or has other debt unpaid by the last day of April shall cease to be a Member of the Club.

A Senior Rowing Member paying by standing order shall cease to be a member if the standing order is stopped prior to the Club’s receipt of the fifth and final payment, from the date of the missed payment.

A list showing the names of members who have paid their subscriptions shall be kept posted in the Club House.

VISITORS

A member may introduce occasional visitors to the Club.  He/she must enter the visitors name and address in the book kept for this purpose. Excisable articles, however, can only he supplied if ordered and paid for by a bone fide member.

The introducing member will be held responsible for the conduct and behaviour of his/her visitors.

In the event of an organised visit by members of a sporting club or association for the purpose of participating in a pre-arranged sporting event with Ross Rowing Club or other affiliated clubs, such members, officials and friends of the visiting club or association shall he entitled with the sanction of the Club Committee or Secretary to purchase intoxicating liquor for consumption on the premises on the day of the visit only.

LIABILITY FOR DAMAGE

Members shall be liable wanton and reckless damage done to boats, sculls, oars or other Club property whilst in their custody or charge and such damage shall be dealt with by the Committee in such manner as the Committee may think fit.  In exercise of the inherent right of the Club to compensation for the damage sustained, the Committee may require any member who damages Club property to pay into the Club Funds the whole or part of any of making good such damage.

A member must report, either verbally or in writing within 24 hours to an Officer of the Club or any Committee Member, any damage to property or loss of property he or she is responsible for.   For the purpose of this rule, remarks made in the Boat Register shall not constitute a report.¬† Failure, without sufficient reasons, of a member to make a report as laid down in this rule shall render that member liable to be expelled from the Club.

DISCIPLINE

The Committee shall have the power to¬†expel or suspend from membership from all or any of the privileges of membership¬†any member, whose conduct is, in the Committee’s opinion, not in keeping with traditions, objects or interests of the Club.¬† However, such a¬† member shall first have had reasonable opportunity of appearing before the Committee to state his/her case.

In the event of a Junior Member being required to attend a Committee Meeting upon an issue of discipline that junior must be accompanied by a parent or other responsible adult of their choosing. In default the Chairman may, at his discretion, appoint someone to speak on the junior member’s behalf.

Members must obey the Rules and Bylaws of the Club with which they should be aquatinted, as these regulate and control their privileges of membership.