$50 Membership (Ages 16-59)
Membership benefits include:
- Member pricing on rentals
- An open invitation to the Annual Meeting with voting rights
- Member Christmas Banquet (a meal that we would normally sell for $28/plate+)
The increased $50 Membership was put in place at a time when we were having difficulty getting enough members to assist with Centre Operations; including working the bar, preparing and serving food, working the Canteen/Beer Gardens at Ball Tournaments, etc to the point that we were paying non-members to fill the vacancies. We would love to see our Members active and involved in the Centre like our parents/grandparents were when Friedensfeld began.
The $50 membership is key in helping us to pay the bare minimum costs and has become essential while rentals are cancelled down due to Covid-19. At the AGM in 2018, when the motion was presented and passed, the intent was that Members would choose to work a shift or two in any area and earn their dues back. All positions pay $9/hr. We are also hoping to make it more appealing for Members to take a turn on the Board. This year, new board members will serve a 2-year term in lieu of the previous 3-year terms. While on the board the, membership dues of your entire family are earned.
When voted in as a "New Member" it takes 5 years to earn full membership discounts; 1st 10% off, 2nd 15% off, etc.