Membership RENEWAL

Our membership year ended on 31 March. The Board postponed membership renewal because of COVID-19 related restrictions on club activities. Whilst our Club is not yet fully operational, the greens are now available and our bridge players are getting support through Ian Speed’s efforts. The Board has now decided to proceed with membership renewal with reduced fees. Your membership fee for 2020-21 is due now and is payable by 15 July 2020.

Payment

A schedule of fees for 2020-21 and a payment advice slip can be downloaded here: Payment Advice 2020 V2. We prefer payment by bank transfer as this is easier for us to administer. Pay to the following account: North Balwyn Bowls Club BSB: 063 130 Account No.: 1032 0873
In the transaction description enter your Name and Mship, e.g. Jill Doe Mship. Some banks don’t give us the sending account name so we need your name in the transaction description to identify your payment.

This year because of the disruption to normal activities caused by the COVID-19 crisis, we urge every member to make payment by bank transfer. This can be done online or over the counter at your bank. If you normally do not use online banking, ask a family member to help you or to make a payment on your behalf. Make sure your name is in the transaction description.

Cash and credit card payments will not be accepted this year. The only other payment option this year is by cheque. If paying by cheque, please fill in the payment advice and put it in an envelope with your cheque. This will enable us to keep track of your payment. Mail or put the envelope in the Club’s letterbox in Buchanan Avenue.

Renewal information

This year again we are collecting renewal information via an online form. This makes it easier for members to provide the information and easier for us to process the information. Members found last year that it is not difficult to use the form even for those with limited computer skills. Ask a family member to help you if needed. Please take the couple of minutes needed and fill in the form and help us keep our membership records accurate and complete. Click here to go to online form.  See below for tips on using the form.

Please complete a separate form for each member. Receiving a single form for a couple of members complicates processing and record keeping for us.

Tips for using online form

Clicking on the link above will open the form in your chosen browser. Right click on it and select “Open in new tab” if you want to keep these tips open as well as the form.
To move from question to question use the mouse or the tab key.
Most questions are mandatory and must be fully completed. These are marked with a red asterisk. Other questions are optional if applicable.
Some questions require you to type your answer. Some questions require you to click on a circle for one of the options. The other activities question allows you to click on none, one or both boxes.
For the membership type question, click on the down arrow to be given a list and click on the appropriate option.
When you have completed the form, click on submit. If you have not completed a mandatory answer, it will be highlighted in red and your form cannot be submitted until it is completed.
When your completed form has been submitted, you will be taken to a page thanking you for completing it. This page has an option to click on “edit your response” which will take you back to your form and allow you to make changes and resubmit. If you don’t want to make changes, you are done and can close the window.