Membership

THIS PAGE IS BEING CURRENTLY BEING UPDATED TO ALIGN WITH NEW MEMBERSHIP MANAGEMENT SYSTEM.

PLEASE BEAR WITH US WE ARE WORKING VERY HARD TO GET THIS RIGHT..

REGARDS THE CLUB COMMITTEE (THE BOARD)

All 2018 / 2019 applicants will be applying to become members of Ross Rowing Club Limited (henceforth RRC Ltd.).

RRC Ltd.’s record at the Financial Conduct Authority (all RRC Ltd filed documents available to download from the FCA here)

2013-03-08 signed copy of the registered CBS rules for RRC Limited

2016-04-26 Partial Amendment to RRC Limited (objects) Rules

2016-07-14 HMRC letter confirming RRC Ltd charitable status

Applications for membership shall now be processed through the club’s online membership system (use Webcollect link below).

All applicants will be required to supply their details and to confirm their willingness to abide by the rules and regulations of RRC Ltd. and the sport of rowing.

PLEASE click this link to go to the Clubs WebCollect Page

Webcollect.org.uk/ROSSRC

The RRC Ltd. Board may at its discretion admit to membership any individual, corporate body or nominee of a unincorporated body, firm, partnership or corporate body who supports the objects of the Society who has paid or agreed to pay any subscription or other sum due in respect of membership for the time being in force.

All those wishing to become a Member must support the objects of the Society and complete an application for membership, which shall include an application for at least one share in the Society. Such an application form must be approved by the Directors and the Directors (the Board) must approve each application for membership.

Membership shall now renew annually on the anniversary of first becoming a member of Ross Rowing Club Limited.

2018 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 (£130 for spouse/partner)*
£300.00 Spouse/partner
£260.00
Junior/Student  Rowing Junior Membership (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 (£65 for 2nd child, £52.50 for 3rd child)* 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
Gym Associate Member Non-rowing. Voting with use of Club Gym Equipment
Includes a suggested voluntary donation of £37.50*
75.00 NA
Coxswain only Non-rowing. Voting
Includes a suggested voluntary donation of £18*
£36.00 N/A
Associate Member 1 Non-rowing.  Voting.
Includes a suggested voluntary donation of £24 (£15 for spouse/partner)*
£48.00 £30.00
Social Member 1 Non-rowing. Non-voting
Includes a suggested voluntary donation of £12.50*
£25 N/A

*For Gift Aid purposes only

Payments Options

Rowing Memberships can be paid annually or monthly, by Direct Debit payment.

All other membership types must be paid annually in full by Direct Debit payment.

RRC Ltd. is entirely run by volunteers, to ease their burden membership payments by bank transfer, cash or cheque will no longer be accepted.

Please note that any existing Standing Orders that members have in place must be cancelled

N.B. It is a condition of RRC Ltd. membership that all rowing RRC Ltd. members MUST ALSO join British Rowing.

This can be done online at www.britishrowing.org

RRC Ltd. rowing members wishing to compete, MUST apply for BR Gold membership.

Those not wishing to compete in regattas or heads can apply for BR Silver membership.

MEMBERSHIP SUBSCRIPTIONS

A table of the current paid subscriptions is shown above.

ARREARS OF SUBSCRIPTION

All subscriptions and debts owing to the Club are due on the on the last day of the month in which they fall.

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

VISITORS/GUEST ROWERS

A member may introduce occasional visitors to the Club.

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

Visiting Guest Rowers are welcomed. A guest rowing membership can be purchased allowing use of the club equipment when accompanied by a full rowing member.

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 for 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.

EXPULSION OF MEMBERS

A Member may be expelled for conduct prejudicial to RRC Ltd. by an Extraordinary Resolution, provided that the grounds for expulsion have been specified in the notices calling the meeting and that the Member whose expulsion is to be considered shall be given the opportunity to make representations to the meeting or, at the option of the Member, an individual who is there to represent them (who need not be a Member of the Society) has been allowed to make representations to the general meeting.

Under RRC Ltd’s secondary rules (previously known as the Club Rules – see below) the Board shall have the power to 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 Board to state his/her case.

In the event of a Junior Member being required to attend a Board Meeting upon an issue of discipline that junior must be accompanied by a parent or other responsible adult of their choosing.

SECONDARY RULES (PREVIOUSLY BYLAWS, REGULATIONS, CLUB RULES ETC.)

RRC Ltd. in a general meeting, or the Board of Directors, may from time to time make, adopt and amend such Regulations in the form of bye-laws, standing orders, secondary rules or otherwise as they think fit for the management, conduct and regulation of the affairs of the Society and the proceedings and powers of the Board of Directors and sub-committees. Such Regulations (if any) shall be made available to Members. No Regulation shall be made which is inconsistent with these Registered Rules or the Co-operative and Community Benefit Societies Act 2014. All Members of the Society and the Board of Directors shall be bound by such Regulations whether or not they have received a copy of them.

Members must obey the Registered Rules, Secondary Rules and Bylaws of the Club with which they shall be acquainted, as these regulate and control their privileges of membership.