April will be soon upon us and this means for members of the Cricket, Squash, Boxing, Snooker and Tennis sections your annual membership fees are up for renewal.
As a Sports Club we are looking at how we can work to make life easier for our volunteers and paid staff whilst providing a better membership experience for our members. As part of a Sport Club wide technology upgrade this year we are have already launched our new website and now we are launching our new membership system.
The launch of this new system brings an awesome new benefit to members with the option of monthly payments for any multisport member and individual members of Squash, Boxing Snooker and Tennis sections. If you are a Cricket member we ask that for this year you still pay annually due to the seasonal nature of your sport.
So this year you now have a number of payment options
• Monthly Direct Debit
• Annual Direct Debit
• Debit/Credit Card
To pay your annual membership subscription monthly you will need to sign up to pay by Direct Debit through our Direct Debit Provider, Gocardless. There is no extra charge to pay monthly but you are committing to continue making monthly payments for the year. We are still an annual membership club and anyone who abuses this benefit will no longer be eligible to pay Direct Debit monthly.
If you wish to pay by monthly Direct Debit please email email@example.com and let us know. Unless you tell us otherwise the default is an annual direct debit so if you wish to pay monthly it is important that you let us know.
The great thing is that by paying Direct Debit monthly not only allows you to spread the cost of your membership across the year but next March & April your membership will automatically continue unless you tell us otherwise.
If you wish to pay all your fees now we also ask that you sign up to an annual direct debit. Paying by Direct Debit automatically updates our membership system saving us heaps of time behind the scenes. Our club is run by volunteers and a few paid members of staff and by signing up to direct debit will help massively in keeping costs and time spent on our annual membership renewal process to a minimum.
As with monthly Direct Debit payments if you sign up to direct debit next March/April you will not need to do anything as we will automatically collect your fees. (you will be notified before we collect)
Family members are able to group their payments together or remain as individual payers. We have tried to migrate current preferences over from existing membership databases within sections but please check your renewal details in this email and contact Shelia at the Sports Club Office if you wish to change your payment groupings.
We understand that not everyone wishes to sign up for Direct Debit so if you wish to pay by Debit or Credit Card please use the Paypal link to the right.
If you wish to pay by direct bank transfer please pay your membership fees to Stratford Sports Membership Account, please contact Shelia in the Sports Club Office for the bank details, please use your name and account number as a reference,
Please do not use previous Section or Sports Club bank accounts for membership renewals, this is a new account so you will need to set this up as a new beneficiary with your bank.
Whilst not our preferred method of payment please drop any cheques into the Sports Club Office Please make cheques payable to Stratford Sports Club.
Once your membership fees have been paid you will be issued with a new car parking pass which will you will be able to collect from the Sports Club Office or we can put it behind the bar for collection which is open until 11pm each evening.
If you have changed your address or have any other contact details please can you let us know by filling in the Change of Details form that can be accessed using the button on the right
If you have you have any questions on this years renewal process please contact Sheila in the Sports Club Office on 01789 296629 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. As this is the first year of our new systems please bear with us while we get used the new system and work through any teething problems we may come across.
If you have any questions on your membership please contact our Club Administrator Shelia Phipps
Our section Membership Secretaries are also on hand to also answer any questions you may have about your membership
If you have moved or have new contact details please us the form below to let us know