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Membership

Richmond Canoe club welcomes new members with an interest in competitive paddle sport. We also offer social membership open to parents of junior members. If junior members do not have a parent who is a senior member then one parent must join as a social member.

If you wish to join Richmond Canoe Club please visit our WebCollect page: https://webcollect.org.uk/richmondcanoeclub

For 2016-17 the membership types/rates are:

  • Life – £1,450
  • Senior – £145
  • Senior (65+) – £72.50
  • Student (18+) – £72.50
  • Partner of senior – £72.50
  • Junior (under 18) – £60
  • Social – £30
  • Out of port – £40
  • Child of senior – £30
  • Rack fee- £55

Some specific items to note:

  • Social membership only entitles you to use of the clubroom and not the use of boats, paddles, gym or ability to vote at the AGM etc.
  • Out of port membership is for those who are based away from Richmond but who wish to maintain contact and paddle when they are in London.
  • All new members have to be formally approved by the Committee and applications may take up to 8 weeks to process.
  • The club’s membership year runs from October to October. If a new member joins half way through the year they will still need to renew their membership in October. They will however be charged a reduced rate reflecting the number of months left.

Please contact the membership secretary with any queries.

 

You have the opportunity to take out Life Membership at Richmond Canoe Club. The cost is 10 times the annual membership fee and the benefits are numerous. You won’t have to write out a cheque every year it’s time to renew membership and you’ll help the club raise funds for the Club for longer term projects. Contact the Membership Secretary for details.

Availability of Key Fobs

The ethos at Richmond Canoe Club is to encourage greater club participation such as in arranged training groups, club days and other times when the club is normally open. With this principal in mind, the default position is that members will not be issued with a key fob until they are integrated into the fabric of Richmond canoe club, i.e. are participating in club sessions and events. Key fobs are not issued as of right. Broadly speaking key fobs are an earned consequence of evidence of commitment to and a sense of responsibility towards the club

Where established members require access to the club outside these times, key fobs may be made available at the discretion of the canoe club.  Members requiring key fobs should approach their coach for advice.  They need to have demonstrated a level of competence to paddle safely, and to show responsibility towards the maintenance and security of the club and its facilities.  Key fobs will not be issued to juniors under 16,  but may be issued to the parents of junior members subject to need, for example, for fetching or returning boats for races. Keys fobs are for the sole use of the person to whom they are issued; they may not be lent or given to others.

The access control system will record whose key has been used whenever a door has been unlocked.  Where there is evidence of misuse of keys, or of club facilities in general, the Canoe Club reserves the right to disable a member’s key fob on the system.  The key fobs of lapsed members will automatically be disabled, as too will members who owe rack or membership fees. Richmond Canoe Club reserves the right to deviate from this policy where the individual circumstances makes it right and proper to do so.

Boat rack allocations

All rack space requests should be directed to Harbour Master team for approval.

To ensure smooth process, members should give a minimum of 4 week notice of any requirements, using the new rack allocation request form either from this website or from a coach.

Rack Space Application form