To become a member of the club you should first contact the relevant committee member responsible for your age group (i.e Men’s Captain/Junior Co-Ordinator etc.) to discuss your level of experience, or if you are new to the sport, to find out when the next ‘Learn to Row’ course will be held.
You will then need to complete a Membership Form including emergency & health details, which should be returned to the club together with your fees which can either be paid in full by cheque (payable to ‘Durham ARC’) or monthly by direct debit. The Direct Debit Mandate can be found here.
Membership subscriptions are due annually on the 1st August. The club’s preferred method is monthly by Direct Debit.
Fees for 2018/2019 Season
The full monthly rate for 2018/19 is £27.50. This is the rate applicable for senior racing members. Other groups pay lower rates as indicated below.
|Membership Category||Eligibility||Subscription Rate|
|Senior – Racing||As British Rowing “Gold” – For rowers, coxes and coaches who want to participate fully in British Rowing Heads & Regattas||100%|
|Senior – Non Racing||As British Rowing “Silver” – For umpires, volunteers, supporters and rowers who don’t want to compete in British Rowing Heads & Regattas – rowing restricted to off peak times in accordance with Bye Law 12.||75%|
|Junior – Racing||Aged under 14 on 1st September||75%|
|Associate||Non-rowing – Use of indoor training and social facilities only, no access to boats.||50%|
|Family Membership||Determined by Bye Law 13|
Non-Rowing – Use of social facilities only
Determined by Bye Law 14
- If you feel your household is suffering hardship i.e. has a low income (unwaged, retired, student etc) you may apply for a discretionary reduction in subs. Note: becoming retired does not automatically entitle you to this reduction, this will only be applied if you believe your household to be of a low income.
- Offpeak times are between 9am and 4pm on weekdays or at other times agreed by the Captain (currently Sat & Sun afternoons and Friday evenings between 7 and 9pm)
- Membership can be upgraded at any time by giving one month’s notice to the club manager.
- If you do not wish to row but wish to use the club’s land training equipment, showers and changing facilities then you may apply for associate membership which will be 50% of Senior Membership
Limited storage is available for private boats. To qualify for this you must be a member and should apply to the club captain in the first instance. Fees are due before the 1st September and are payable by cheque to the club treasurer or over the bar. Storage Fees for 2018/19 are £130 per rowing seat.
All members new & old should make themselves familiar with the club rules and code of conduct.