It is unfortunately that time of the year again when we need to review our membership fees for the June 2017 to May 2018 financial year.
Despite the difficult economic climate, we have to apply a modest increase in subscriptions to keep pace with inflation and ensure that we are able to maintain our facilities in the manner and standard to which members are accustomed.
After careful consideration, your General Committee has agreed the following membership fees per category of membership, namely:-
MEMBERSHIP CATEGORY ANNUAL FEE (Excludes SA Sailing Affiliation Fee)
|PLATINUM||R 3 900.00|
|GOLD MAIN MEMBER||R 2 100.00|
|GOLD SPOUSE||R 900.00|
|GOLD CHILD||R 450.00|
|SILVER||R 1 300.00|
|EXPLORER||R 1 200.00|
|CORPORATE PRINCIPAL||R 3 900.00|
|CORPORATE SUBSIDIARY||R 1 000.00|
|ABSENTEE||R 1 200.00|
|ROD REEL AND MARLIN||R 2 100.00|
|ROD REEL 1ST YEAR||R 1 000.00|
These fees become due in June 2017.
Please note the following, namely:-
- Since the introduction of the Platinum membership option, the automatic annual percentage increase applied to Platinum membership has diluted the value to the extent that we are seeing members convert to gold membership as the value of the Platinum membership has become uneconomic.
For this reason the general committee has agreed to apply a rebate to the Platinum membership increase in an endeavour to add value to this category and most importantly to bring it into line with the other categories of membership.
As a result this category has not been increased at the same level as the other categories.
- Explorer members who joined in the financial year 2016/2017 will only be liable for a fee increase on the anniversary of their explorer membership where after a pro-rata payment will become due for the category of membership elected to May 2018.
- Rod and Reel and Marlin members who were afforded Explorer membership this year will only become liable for the increased Gold membership fees from January 2018. At this time a pro rata gold membership fee will apply for the period January 2018 to end May 2018.
The club is aware of the tough economic climate. If there are any members who wish to pay their membership off on a periodic basis over the next year, you are welcome to approach the club who will gladly accommodate such requests.
Keith M Brodie