HOW TO JOIN
We always welcome new members. If you would like to join, please fill out the online application form. This takes less than a minute to complete. When filling in the form you will need to have a working e-mail address as the system will test this before processing your application. Acceptance of a membership application is at the discretion of the committee.
Included in the application form are ‘Tick boxes’ which you are invited to complete – but which are optional. These refer to memberships of affiliated organizations, as well as your interests, expertise and trade skills. From 2015 the trade skills will be made available as a ‘Find a trader’ internal directory – this is to let members know of members of the club who may be able to carry our professional work. A sort of internal ‘Trades Directory’.
MEMBERSHIP SUBSCRIPTION TERM
(Variation to rules agreed by the committee on 10th April 2014)
The membership subscription is for a period of one year.
- For members who were members of the club at 1st January 2014 your membership subscription falls due on the first of January each year.
- For members joining after the first of January 2014, your membership subscription falls due on the anniversary of your joining the club.
Fees should be sent to the asasurer and are also payable electronically by direct bank transfer, PayPal and by Direct Debit. Direct Debit payments arranged through the club are the preferred payment method and a reduction in subscription amount is offered to members paying in this way.
Current subscription rates are shown below.
- Full membership: £20, (£18);
- Concessionary membership: £12, (£11);
- Family membership: £30, (£26);
- Junior membership: £6;
- Supporter membership: £5.
Figures shown in bold apply if paying by Direct Debit
The Concessionary rate applies to Senior Citizens (65 and over) and may also be applied at the Treasurer’s discretion for those who are early retired or out of work. The Junior rate applies to those under 18 and in full time education. The Family rate applies for two or more members from the same family and living at the same address and is capped at £30 (£26 if paid by Direct Debit). The Supporter rate is for those who cannot regularly attend club meetings through disability or long distance from the club. The club reserves the right to require proof of age where age-related concessions are claimed.
Amateur Radio Students
The Radio society of Harrow provides training courses for those wishing to obtain a foundation license, or progress through to the Intermediate stages. In the year in which training is undertaken, student membership of the club is provided as part of the course fee. In order to enroll on on of our training courses, it is a requirement, unless you are already a member, that you apply for membership. There is no obligation for you to continue your membership in subsequent years.
How to pay by Direct Debit:
If you are applying for membership, please select the payment option ‘Direct Debit’ If you are already a member, please e-mail the treasurer (firstname.lastname@example.org) stating your preferred payment method.
Either action will cause an electronic Direct Debit Mandate to be emailed to you. The mandate is handled by GoCardless who set up the mandate on your nominated bank account. Your account is protected by the Direct Debit Guarantee
How to pay using PayPal
As above, but when selecting your payment preference, click the ”PayPal’ option. Please do not use PayPal to set up a direct debit. The club has its own Direct Debit process on which the discounted membership rate is based.
How to pay electronically:
Set-up a standing order with your bank to pay RSH £20 (or other applicable rate) each year;
Transfer the money into our Lloyds Bank current account from your own if you have an on-line or telephone banking facility.
Our current account details are:
Bank Name: Lloyds Bank; Account Number: 01538146; Sort Code: 30-93-92
Please include a reference with the payment details which should be your surname, call sign or both so we can clearly see from whom the payment has come.
How to pay by cash or cheque
IMPORTANT NOTE: Send or give cheques to the Treasurer (see below) rather than trying to pay them in yourself.
Hand to the Treasurer at a Club meeting.
Post to the Chairman at: 102A Sharps Lane, Ruislip, Middlesex, HA4 7JB. Don’t forget to put your name and callsign (if any) on the back of the cheque.
Cheques should be payable to “Radio Society of Harrow”