Club Membership & Benefits
Becoming a New Member
New memberships are being taken from 2nd February 2018
Please note that Memberships are still being taken on the following dates & times only :-
- Friday 2 February 7:30 - 9:00pm
- Friday 9 February 7:30 - 9:00pm
- Friday 16 February 7:30 - 9:00pm
Membership renewal is £8.50 and Life Members renewal is £3.50.
In accordance with the rules of the Club, both men and women over the age of 18 can now become full members of the Club subject to approval.
Following a groundbreaking decision at a recent CIU conference, women are at last given equal opportunities in membership.
The easiest way to join is by calling into the Club and asking the barstaff for an application form, or you can download a couple in pdf file format if you click on the link below and print it from your computer.
You will need two existing members signatures, one to propose you and the other to second you.
Then simply return your form along with £12.50 for your first annual subscription (returnable if application is unsuccessful) to the Club Secretary, Bill Sharpe, or hand it in at the bar.
Your name will then be posted on the notice board in the foyer for a period of 2 weeks. Provided there have been no objections to you becoming a member, you may then collect your club cards from the Secretary. You will have a period of 2 months from the date of your application to collect your club cards. Failure to do so will result in you having to re-apply and forfeiting your advancement of subscriptions.
You may then also become an affiliate member of the C.I.U. if you wish (additional subscriptions apply).
Processing typically takes 2 or 3 weeks.
New Members should obtain a copy of the Rule Book to see what is expected and rules pertaining to disciplinary proceedings and the like.
As a general guide we follow the recommendations of the C.I.U., and their Model Rule Book. You can get a copy from their bookstore. The books, "500 points in Club law" and "Club bookkeeping and financial control" cost ...£11 each (sorry, 1995 prices) and can be bought from the CIU (tel: 0171 2260221)
From the C.I.U. website;
" The Rules Department has obtained approval for a set of Model Rules for clubs from the FSA. A ‘Complete Amendment’ is based upon this Model Rulebook but this may also be amended to accommodate a club’s particular requirements."
Benefits of Membership
Membership has many benefits
Together as a group we are stronger, we have a say in the running of our club - what we sell, when we open, who can come in. Our barstaff are very efficient under the steady hand of the Steward and the Management Committee, we get served quickly and at most times we can find a seat and watch the match or see some of the best entertainment in the city.
For £8.50 a year (that's 16 pence per week folks) where else would you get ;
Membership of the club that is the envy of other clubs in Coventry
Part ownership in a going concern
A guaranteed opportunity to have a say in the running of the club
Eligibility to join the Management Committee after 6 months
Guaranteed entry during opening hours to a bar with one of the cheapest range of quality beers wines and spirits in Binley
Members Only Benefit Days with discounted drinks and more 12 months of the year
Big screens showing all major Sky events in air conditioned rooms
Full size snooker table
Room hire (subject to approval)
Heated outdoor facility for smokers
Free [most of the time] entertainment every Saturday week in, week out
Free parking in a secure environment
A place where you can bring your kids in confidence and without time restrictions