Members should expect their subscription renewal notices late February with payment by 1 April. This year the Board has approved providing an incentive for those who pay before the due date with the chance to go into a draw for a prize worth approx. $600. All members aged 18 years and over who renew their subscription by the due date will be eligible to be included in a draw for that member and up to three guests with carts to play 18 holes. The prize also includes a corporate gift for each guest and food and beverage for the group pre or post-game.
Regarding membership generally, we are currently putting the final touches to summarising the policies and rules around membership at our club to the extent that the final document will be available for members. For example, what is the policy for a member seeking leave of absence for medical reasons or, what can the club do for a previous member returning to the club after a period of absence etc?
Membership enquiries remain strong with 19 new members approved at the January Board meeting. The majority are around the 35-year-old age and are joining as a result of word of mouth of the current quality of our golf course, and the imminent opening the remaining holes. So, thank you to all those members promoting our golfing facility out there.
The Board at its January meeting agreed to amend By-Law 4(f) relating to 3 Day Playing membership. The 3 days of this membership category has changed from Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, to Monday, Tuesday and Friday. This membership category allows unrestricted access to the golf course Monday, Tuesday and Friday, subject to tee time availability for the relevant gender, unrestricted access to the practice facilities Monday, Tuesday and Friday, unrestricted entitlement to all the social privileges of the Club Monday to Sunday, no access to the golf course or practice facilities on Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday or Sunday, no voting rights, and the right to upgrade to a higher class of membership upon payment of the difference between the joining fee paid and the joining fee applicable to the higher class of membership which would have been applicable to them at the date they joined the Club. This category is open to new Members only to a maximum of 20, and existing Members are not permitted to transfer to it. It is hoped that this membership category can attract new members to our club at generally quieter times of the week, particularly increasing female participation which will be a one of our key objectives for 2019/20. The current cost of this membership is $2,500 joining fee and $2,240 annual fee.