Subscriptions and Expenses

2017 Subscriptions

Full member aged 18 and over at time of AGM £60
Country member aged 18 and over whose normal residence is more than 25 miles from Chester by the nearest reasonable route £35
Second club member aged 18 and over whose main club is also a member of the Croquet Association £35
Student member aged 18 to 24 at time of AGM £5
Junior member aged under 18 at time of AGM £5
Taster and Introduction to Croquet sessions £5
Beginners course for association croquet, deductible if players subsequently join as members £30
Beginners course for golf croquet, deductible if players subsequently join as members £10
Improvers course and continuation coaching for association croquet and coaching and practice sessions for golf croquet No charge for members

For new members joining part way through the normal playing season from April to September the subscription is one sixth of the relevant annual subscription for each full remaining month of the normal playing season at the time of joining. This does not apply to existing members who, for whatever reason, are late in renewing their subscription.

For all enqiries concerning membership and beginners courses, please contact the Membership Secretary.

Green Fees

Guests of the Club, guests of members of the Club and members of the public may use the Club’s facilities on a reasonable number of occasions in any season on payment of a green fee of £5 per person per visit. Children, grandchildren and occasional private guests playing with members of the Club may play without charge. Non-members are encouraged to become a member of the Club in which case the amount paid in green fees is deducted from the relevant annual subscription. In all cases, guests and members of the public should be accompanied and supervised by a member of the Club.

The Club is willing to host organised corporate, community and private group events and charges will be considered and agreed case by case. Charity events where entry charges are for the benefit of a registered charity will normally be hosted by the Club free of charge. Please contact the Club Secretary.

Travel Expenses

North West Federation Away Matches

When Club members share a car to away matches at another NW Federation club, the suggested voluntary contribution by each passenger is 7p per mile. Click here for a table showing distances to other NW Federation clubs.

Out-of-Region Away Games and Tournaments

Members playing in Club-sponsored events outside the NW region will be reimbursed at 21p per mile to the driver if travel is by car for a team, and sharing this amount if more than one car is used, or up to £35 per member to offset personal travel and accommodation costs for distant events such as in the London area.

Keys

Members may obtain keys to the clubhouse at £12 for a set (excluding an Allen key) on application to the Membership Secretary.

Trophies

Members winning trophies during the season should arrange to have their name engraved if appropriate and the cost will be reimbursed by the Treasurer provided that a receipt has been obtained. A recommended engraver in Chester is Olympic Trophies at 23 Charles Street, Hoole, Chester CH2 3AY.

Equipment

Costs incurred in purchases or repairs of Club equipment or shared items in the clubhouse should be discussed and agreed with the Equipment Officer who will consult with the Secretary and Treasurer or Committee as appropriate.

Catering

Members representing the Club in NW Federation league matches at home are usually expected to provide food and beverages for themselves and visitors as advised by the Team Captain. Separate arrangements may apply for other matches when members and visitors bring their own lunches. Catering costs for competitions and tournaments hosted by the Club should be discussed and agreed with the Catering Organiser  who will consult with the Secretary, Treasurer and Competition Manager as appropriate