Club members voted to change the constitution at the AGM on 14 May 2010 to add family membership at the cost of £55 a year. Skating membership remains unchanged at £25 a year, and non-skating membership at £12 a year.
Family membership includes up to 2 related adults/guardians and their children. That’s “up to”, so it can be 0, 1 or 2 adults, plus in theory any number of children.
The club is fully aware of the complex nature of some of today’s relationships, where aunts, uncles or grandparents may act as a skater’s guardian, and family membership is therefore intended to be flexible. However, the committee has the constitutional power to accept or decline any application for membership, and therefore can use its discretion to limit the extent of any application for family membership.
The club hopes that some of our larger skating families will benefit from the change. Family membership is intended to cover not only skaters but also adults who need to be club members to help at events, and to encourage those adults to have more of a say in the running of the club. Any family that has two or more children in the annual show, for example, may find family membership works to their benefit.
Please note that the change to the constitution has to be submitted to NISA for approval.