Members of the Society will know that new subscription rates were agreed upon at the 2013 AGM. Those new rates fell due for the second time this year and many members - the vast majority - have adjusted their standing orders/direct debits or paid by cheque or cash to the correct amounts.
However, a small number of members have yet to increase their payments to those new rates and have continued to enjoy membership, including delivery of the Newsletter (our biggest expenditure), at old rates, some of which are now considerably out of date.
The Membership Secretary has sent out reminders over the last two years. This is a final request to members reading this Newsletter who have yet to increase their membership subscription to the current level, to ensure that they do so in January 2016.
I am sure all those members who are paying the correct rates would expect me to remedy what is, I am sure, an oversight by those failing to respond to the increase in rates. Failure to do so in 2016 will lead to removal from the Newsletter distribution list and then cancellation of membership if that does not prompt correct payment.
Just a reminder, the membership rates are: Individual - £10 per annum and Family membership - £15 per annum.
Graham Smith (Treasurer)