South Lodge, Buckhatch Lane, Rettendon Common, Chelmsford, Essex CM3 8EP
Happy New Year from all of us at EUHPC,
Please complete and either post or email back to me as per the details given on the form to ensure your membership is renewed through until 31/01/2021 (plans are well underway at Pony Club HQ to move to an online renewal eventually, but for now, we are asked to still use the form within link Branch-Membership-Form-2020
CHANGES FOR 2020 – ROLLING MEMBERSHIP
The key difference for Membership this year is that from 01 January 2020, Pony Club Branch Membership is moving to a rolling membership arrangement, meaning that your membership will run from 12 months after the joining date (taken to be date of receipt of cleared funds).
This means that, for example, a new member joining on 10th January 2020 would be due for renewal on 9th January 2021, or a member joining on 20th May 2020 would be due for renewal on 19th May 2021. Please also note the following points however:
- Members can renew up to a month before expiry to ensure there is no break in membership, e.g. a member due for renewal on 31st January 2020 can renew anytime in January, in which case their subscription would run from 1st February 2020 – 31st January 2021.
- If a member doesn’t renew before their expiry date, they will need to renew before they can attend rallies, e.g. if a member was due to renew on 31st January and didn’t renew until 15th February, they would not be able to attend rallies from 1st – 14th Feb. In this case their subscription would run from 15th Feb 2020 – 14th Feb 2021.
FOR EXISTING MEMBERS – PLEASE NOTE – your renewal is due from 01 February 2020 (except any new members who joined after 01 September 2019, in which case renewal is due by 01 February 2021). You will not be able to attend any rallies, training or other Branch events unless and until you have renewed by 28 February 2020 and have been sent a new membership number by email.
Pony Club HQ has also confirmed that for 2020, the cut-off point for eligibility for Area competitions will remain unchanged, e.g. a member must have renewed by the end of February to be eligible for Areas. Brand new members must have joined by 31st March to be eligible. (As always, this rule is subject to review on a yearly basis). Therefore, if you have not renewed by 28 February 2020 you will not be able to represent the Branch at Area Competitions in 2020. So PLEASE get your forms in as soon as possible.
FOR ALL MEMBERS – please be aware of the rally attendance requirements for both our Junior and Senior camps and ensure your membership is renewed in good time to enable you to attend and meet the requirements.
2020 will be a year of transition to rolling membership and we understand you may have questions – please do feel free to get in touch with any questions.
Regarding payment, please make cheques payable to either Essex Union Hunt Pony Club or EUHPC and include with your form, or if you would prefer to pay by BACS, please let me know and I will send you the bank details.
Once completed and signed form has been received and payment made you will receive an email to confirm your membership number and set out some current information.
GIFT AID – please complete the gift aid form as this gives us extra money as a Branch without costing you anything more. Last year you were all brilliant and it made such a difference, thank you!
Plenty of winter rallies are open for bookings and a host of Spring dates will be going live on the website shortly for all sorts of training opportunities, and of course, to have fun with your friends – so do get your membership renewed, get booked on, and above all, HAVE FUN!
Any queries, please just let me know – all of the above info will be posted on the website shortly too, wishing you a super year of equine adventures in 2020,
07968 836 706