With the introduction of our new Membership Portal, the Board and the Committee have been paying close attention to your views and suggestions about the new membership categories, and their associated registration and payment processes, newly evident as you engage with this Portal initiative.
We thank all members who have been talking with us about the Portal. There have been many positive comments received. There have been a few queries as well, so please note our consideration of these queries below.
Firstly there have been some enquiries from existing social members such as the Thursday night group of cyclists who regularly visit our club as well as some interstate and elderly members who wish to stay in contact, receive newsletters, club information and enjoy the benefits provided by club membership. These members may apply to the club for a waiver of the $50.00 maintenance Levy. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you feel that your circumstances justify this.
Secondly, one or two queries about the parents of junior sailors being asked to pay a membership fee have been received. This matter has been discussed in great detail by the Board with the following points carefully considered.
All parents are encouraged to become involved with their children’s sailing on and off the water and we believe this results in a strong junior programme and member retention. For parents involved in these activities ASC membership will provide personal accident insurance. Follow this link for details. http://www.networksteadfast.com.au/industries-and-associations/sailing/personal-injury-australian-sailing-members-insurance/
ASC has a duty of care to all of its members and is committed to providing a Child Safe Environment for our junior members. We take the safety and well being of our members seriously and require that the parents of junior members abide by our code of conduct and child safe requirements as set out in our Member Protection Policy.
We strongly encourage parents of juniors to become a voting members, the requirement is that one parent of a junior member is required to become an ASC member of any membership category.
Board of Management