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Applying for club membership and renewal
« on: January 01, 2010, 10:09:26 PM »
Hi and welcome!

Since moving to the new forum the way you apply for and renew your membership has changed slightly and the whole process has been made a lot easier.

All you have to do is click on Profile --> Actions --> Paid Subscriptions and choose the level of membership you wish to apply for.

IMPORTANT: should you choose to take up one of the "Family Membership" packages please let us know if you want us to create an additional forum account for a spouse/child. Please either send Lisa a PM or use the contact form on the home page.

How it works
As we are making use of the forum subscription features to set up new Club members and handle renewals, membership can be applied for at any time during the year, giving you instant access to the Club membership area for 12 months.

Your forum profile will show you what type of subscription you have, when you took it out, and how long you have remaining. When it comes to renewal time you will automatically get a reminder email from the forum, and should your membership lapse then your access to the members areas will be withdrawn automatically.

What if I renew early?
We will ensure that you have a full year's subscription, continuing seamlessly from the end date of your current one.

What if I renew late?
Late renewal of club membership will be reasonably accepted at the club's discretion. Until you renew, however, you will not have access to the forum facilities for club members as they will have been withdrawn automatically.

What will stay the same?
Payment is still taken securely through PayPal for peace of mind. However, if this is not possible and you wish to pay by cheque or BACS you will be added to the database of Club members as soon as the cheque/BACS has cleared into the Club's account (all we need is for you to tell us your forum ID).

New members will still receive an introductory welcome pack through the post, using the contact address details that are supplied when you make your payment through PayPal. This introductory pack will also contain your membership card and membership number.

A database of club members will still be maintained outside the forum - this will include contact details - so that membership can be managed independently of the forum.

What will the benefits be?
There are numerous benefits for new and existing members, as well as the dedicated and hard working team managing the back-office:

  • Forum access is instant
  • Renewal reminders
  • PayPal payments are linked directly to your forum account
  • True one year rolling club membership

What kinds of subscriptions are available?
There are 3 kinds of annual club membership that are available:

  • MRC Club Member (New) - UK and Overseas membership
  • MRC Club Member Renewal (Renewal) - UK and Overseas membership
  • MRC Family Membership - for UK based families (including those who want to attend events as a family)

If you take out a family membership then please contact us if you want a second forum account to have full club member access (we couldn't work out how to automate this bit!). The subscription for the second account will run for the same period of time as the main account, and you only need to renew the family membership on one account.

Membership costs
The costs for membership are as follows:

MRC Club Member (1 year): £15
MRC Family Group Member (UK, 1 year): £20

How do I manage my subscription?
You can keep an eye on your subscription through your user profile. Please make sure that you keep your profile e-mail address up to date, that way the forum can notify you when your subscription is about to expire.

What will I have to do?
Keep your profile e-mail address up to date, that way the forum can notify you when your subscription is about to expire.

If you have any other problems or issues then contact us at for assistance.
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