Joining

Joining The Club

Non members are always welcome at our pool sessions and on club trips. This is an excellent way to get to know the club members and most choose to join the club. The club has a substantial number of modern white water kayaks for the use of club members, non-members are welcome to use this equipment too. Membership forms can be downloaded HERE, on the Policies page, or are available on request from a committee member.

Classes of Membership (2016)

Full members are those who have attained the age of 18 years before 1st November in the subscription period.

Youth members are those who have attained the age of 16 years but not yet reached 18 years before the 1st November in the subscription period.

Junior members are those who have attained the age of 11 years but not yet reached 16 years before the 1st November in the subscription period. It is a condition of this category of membership that a parent or legal guardian of the Junior member shall also be a full Club member.

Child members are those who have not yet reached 11 years before the 1st November in the subscription period. It is a condition of this category of membership that a parent or legal guardian of the Child member shall also be a full Club member and must accompany the child on the water at all times.

Family members are the spouses of full members. Parents and children of full members are also eligible for family membership if they reside at the same address.

Country members are those who are normally resident outside a radius of 25 miles from the Hall of Memory, Birmingham. They may not reside within this radius for more than three months of the subscription year. Spouses of Country members may become Family members.

 

Membership Year

The membership year starts 1 November, irrespective of when you join and renewals are due on that date. In the first year of membership only, a new member may join for a part-year as laid out in ‘membership fees’ section, below.

 

Club Safety

In the interest of the Club and its members you are required (within 6 months of joining) to attend the Clubs Safety and Rescue training or to have previously completed a BCU Foundation Safety and Rescue (FSRT) Course or White Water Safety and Rescue (WWSR) Course.

 

Limitation of Liability

It is a condition of membership that the Club cannot be held responsible for any accident, injury, loss or damage caused by, or sustained by any member or visitor to the Club or their property on any occasion, however caused. Parents of members under 18 must also accept this limitation.

 

Club Rights

The Club reserves the right to revoke membership without reimbursement of any fees paid or refuse membership on application.


The Club reserves the right to refuse entrance to the pool, reservoir or trips without prior notice if there is reason to believe there is a risk to the safety of the club or its membership.


Any Committee Member, acting on behalf of the membership, has authority to speak for the best interest of the Club; the Clubs decision is final.

 

Membership Fees

 

Membership Class

Annual Fee*

Entrance Fee**

Full

£30.00

£10.00

Youth, Junior or Child

£10.00

Free

Country

£15.00

£10.00

Family

£10.00

£10.00

 * Due to the extra charges put upon us by British Canoeing for affiliated clubs if you are not a member of British Canoeing you will need to pay an extra £5.00 on top of the charges for your membership for all of the membership classes.

 ** There is an entrance fee payable at the time of joining, on renewal of the previous year’s membership this fee is not applicable. This helps to pay for boats and other equipment used mainly by new members.

 

 

 If you want any further info please contact Dan. If you require further info about joining the club (please be aware we have a number of "Dans" in the club so please don't call the numbers on our trip list).