2017–18 Membership Fees

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The Board and Man­age­ment have agreed that mem­ber­ship fees for the 2017/18 will increase slight­ly ie. between $10–20 for the year depend­ing on your mem­ber­ship cat­e­go­ry. This increase is the first rise in mem­ber­ship fees in 5 years and is nec­es­sary for sev­er­al rea­sons, includ­ing:

  • Ris­ing Costs – our Club incurs oper­at­ing costs that are increas­ing sig­nif­i­cant­ly, such as elec­tric­i­ty ris­ing from about $13,000 to $22,000 per year;
  • Fin­ish­ing Refur­bish­ment – we have some large sums yet to pay to fin­ish the fit out and com­ple­tion of the refur­bish­ment, such as about $50,000 for an elec­tric­i­ty upgrade and $42,000 for the final pay­ment to the builder; and
  • Delayed Rent – the open­ing of the restau­rant (expect­ed in Sep­tem­ber or Octo­ber) has tak­en much longer than expect­ed due to delays in the ten­ant being grant­ed their liquor license.

While efforts are being made to pur­sue alter­na­tive income, such as hire of the Club rooms, spon­sor­ship and fundrais­ing, these are not like­ly to ful­ly cov­er the expect­ed increase in costs for this year.

Val­ue for mon­ey?

So, what do you get for your mem­ber­ship fees? The Club con­tin­ues to strive to deliv­er val­ue to our mem­bers, includ­ing:

  • new club room facil­i­ties. This was achieved with­out charg­ing you a ‘build­ing levy’. Yes, the Club rooms are a bit bare at the moment, but we’re work­ing on mak­ing it feel like ‘home’ again grad­u­al­ly as funds allow.
  • ser­vice in life sav­ing. Our Club offered a full array of oppor­tu­ni­ties to 1,869 mem­bers last sea­son, mak­ing us the sec­ond largest Club in WA with the largest num­ber of juniors at 656. Our ser­vice to mem­bers spans all facets of surf life sav­ing activ­i­ties, includ­ing edu­ca­tion, patrol and nip­per and surf sports devel­op­ment with pro­fes­sion­al man­age­ment and equip­ment.
  • con­tri­bu­tion to com­mu­ni­ty. As a mem­ber of our Club, the val­ue you receive can be mea­sured by your con­tri­bu­tion to the com­mu­ni­ty. Through our col­lec­tive vol­un­teer efforts, your com­mu­ni­ty is a hap­pi­er, health­i­er and safer place to live.

The Club is also pur­su­ing sev­er­al ini­tia­tives to build our capa­bil­i­ty and ser­vice to mem­bers. These include the Tech­nol­o­gy Com­mit­tee inves­ti­gat­ing the appli­ca­tion of tech­nol­o­gy such as online re-reg­is­tra­tion and pay­ments, the Mem­ber­ship Struc­ture Com­mit­tee inves­ti­gat­ing options to diver­si­fy and enhance the Club’s mem­ber­ship offer and groups explor­ing oppor­tu­ni­ties to improve mem­ber well being.

The Board and Man­age­ment thank you for your con­tin­u­ing sup­port and vol­un­teer con­tri­bu­tion to your Club.