With the evenings gradually becoming lighter it is now time to focus on the glorious sun filled days that will play an important part in the 2018 cricket season at Bramhall CC.
The pre-season preparation weekend, known as Natwest Cricketforce 2018 took place over the weekend and a good turnout from a wide range of members ensured that many essential jobs were completed. Before the season starts in earnest there is the first Comedy Night of the year at the clubhouse on Friday 6th April. The bar opens at 7.30pm for an 8pm start. Tickets are £15 each and includes a complimentary drink. You can purchase the tickets online here.
Last year, the club introduced Webcollect, an online system for making payment for membership subscriptions and other club-based payments. The system worked very well and over 95% of subscriptions were made securely online. With the 2018 subscriptions due shortly, members will receive an email in the next week or so informing them that the system is ready to accept payments. If you are renewing your membership it should be straightforward because you will only need to check the details held on the system are correct. Once you’ve made your payment the system will allow you to keep your details up to date during the year, so any change of telephone number or email address shouldn’t cause a problem for the club keeping in touch with you.
The club takes its responsibilities regarding data security seriously and it believes its processes comply with the soon to be introduced GDPR requirements. All information provided can only be viewed by a few senior club officials including the club chairman, the club membership secretary, the club treasurer and the Junior Coordinator.
As you know the club’s AGM in November approved small increases for adult members but held prices for juniors. Please note that all members must pay their membership fee by the end of April at the latest. Any member not making payment by then will not be eligible for selection from 1 May.
The club takes its responsibility to safeguard its members very seriously. We are aware that a few adults have in the past used the clubhouse facilities and were not members. This is in breach of the licensing and insurance requirements for a private members’ club. We are therefore again asking all adults who use the clubhouse facilities regularly to become social members and any guests are signed in by a member. A book for this purpose is available behind the bar. It will not be necessary for opposition players and spectators to sign in because they do not use our facilities regularly. In addition, we now expect all Junior members up to Under 18 to have an adult member linked to their membership. In order to reduce the financial impact of this on families, we introduced a popular £10 social membership for up to two parents/carers of any Under 18 membership category. Please note that social membership does not permit the use of the grounds, including the net facilities.
We noticed last year that many junior members provided a personal email address. May we ask that this year parents/carers provide their own email address rather than that of their child in the online system. Please also update any medical issues and ensure contact details are accurate.
The club has a well-established, and occasionally used, hardship fund for existing members facing financial difficulties. If any member wishes to discuss access to this fund they should contact Frank Norris at email@example.com or 01612830285 in complete confidence.
If you have any questions regarding 2018 membership, in the first instance, please contact the secretary Andy Reynolds on AndrewWReynolds@hotmail.com
Club Committee Member