From today (November 1st) members can renew their membership for 2013, the costs are £3 for a junior and £7 for a senior.
The fee is made up of
NOC Club Fee = £0 seniors and £0 juniors
EMOA Association Fee = £2 seniors and £1 juniors
British Orienteering Fee = £5 seniors and £2 juniors
You can renew online by logging into the British Orienteering website and following the renew link. New members can also join by following link about membership. www.britishorienteering.org.uk/ Further information from British Orienteering is provided below.
A new British Orienteering membership scheme was adopted at the 2012 AGM. The resolution passed stated that from 1 January 2013 British Orienteering will have a single tier of membership with two categories:
Senior – any member aged 21 or older on 31 December of the membership year
Junior – any member aged 20 or younger on 31 December of the membership year
The British Orienteering membership fees for 2013 will be:
Senior member – £5.00
Junior member – £2.00
To be a member of British Orienteering you will still need to be a member of an affiliated club and association and pay the appropriate club and association membership fee where they apply.
You will be able to renew your membership from 1 November 2012 for the 2013 membership year. This is later than in previous years when renewal commenced from the 1 September. 2013 Membership Scheme Frequently Asked Questions Will British Orienteering still have a Local and National Level of Membership?
No, British Orienteering will only have one level of membership. Will British Orienteering still have junior, senior, student, family and associate grades of membership?
No, British Orienteering will only offer senior or junior membership. Will clubs still be able to have a family or student membership category and will the British Orienteering membership database be able to support this?
Yes, clubs can continue to offer a family and student membership category and the British Orienteering membership database and online payment system will support this. If each member of my family is now an individual member of British Orienteering, will each member of my family now receive separate communications from British Orienteering?
No, the British Orienteering membership database will automatically group individual members together who are in the same club and live at the same address. Households will therefore only receive one communication from British Orienteering. E.g. one copy of Focus magazine. Will the renewal period still be January to December?
Yes, the membership year remains as January to December with people being able to join or renew for the following year from the 1 November. When can I renew my membership?
You can renew your membership from the 1 November 2012. This is a change from the 1 September to allow clubs more time to set their fees for the following year. Will I receive a Renewal reminder?
Yes, British Orienteering will send you a renewal reminder in early November 2012 stating your membership fees for 2013. If our membership database contains an email address for your household, the renewal notice will be sent electronically, otherwise a reminder will be sent by post. How can I renew my membership?
You can renew online via our website, over the phone by telephoning 01629 734042 or by post. When will I receive a membership card?
The cost and necessity of membership cards has been discussed and we have decided to no longer issue cards, and will instead provide a letter confirming your membership and the relevant details. As with renewals, if our membership database contains an email address for your household, the membership confirmation will be sent electronically, otherwise a letter will be sent by post. Will British Orienteering still offer Direct Debit as a payment method?
Yes, the ability to pay membership by direct debit will be continued. However now the membership fees are so low there will no longer be a £1 discount for paying by direct debit. Notice of Direct Debit payments will be sent by email where feasible. How can I check my contact details are up to date and/or provide you with an email address?
You can change your contact details and provide British Orienteering with an email address by logging into the members area of the website. Alternatively please contact the National Office on 01629 734042 or firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have any questions regarding the membership scheme please contact the National Office:
Tel: 01629 734042