On behalf of your Running Club Committee, I hope you have had an enjoyable last 12 months of running and look forward to running with you for the next year as a Member of Knowle and Dorridge Running Club.
It is now 5 years since K&D was founded. In the short history of our club much has been achieved, and there remains much for us to achieve going forward!
In the last year we have funded more Run Leaders which is helping us to create a better structure to our Wednesday Club runs. The feedback we get from members is massively positive towards the sessions led by our Run Leaders, so we want to increase the number of members qualified to Lead so we can run more sessions for you.
We are also keen to add value to your membership by organising and investing in more “experts” to come and share their knowledge with you on subjects key to your successful running such as improving overall fitness, remaining injury free, nutrition and of course running faster!
Initiatives such as these will help us take K&D to the next level.
When the AGM comes around on the 15th April our Treasurer will be able to report a club with healthy finances due to her prudent management and planning. However, our current income limits the club’s ability to build more into your membership with initiatives as outlined above.
This summer we will also be entertaining members of Kenilworth, Spa Striders and Stratford as hosts of the annual Interclub Run. Your participation in this event will be free, but of course there is a cost to the club for putting on the show.
After contributions to England Athletics and the Cricket Club, we are only left with about £7 per member from each subscription. This is not enough to allow us to continue to build and run the running club as we want to.
Therefore, for the first time in 5 years, the Committee have voted to increase Membership Subs for the next 12 months. You’ll be pleased to know that at just 0.42p per month the increase is not one that will make much of a dent in your annual household budget, but it will make a big difference to what we can do for you as a K&D member.
So your Membership of Knowle and Dorridge Running Club for the next 12 months will be £35.
Payment can be made by cheque (with your name on the back please) made payable to “Knowle and Dorridge Running Club” either posted to us at P O Box 16490, Solihull, B90 9HS, or handed to a Committee Member.
Or you can pay by BACS to :-
Sort code 30-97-78
Account no 30437968
Please use your name as the Payment Reference otherwise we will not be able to assign the payment to you.
We would ask you to renew your Membership by 30 April 2015. Failure to do so means that you will not be able to enter races using your England Athletics registration until your membership is paid.
Could we also ask you to help us keep club records in order by sending an email to our Membership Secretary Jane at firstname.lastname@example.org to advise her of your new address if you have moved house in the last 12 months, or have a new email address that we should use to contact you, and to provide her with an emergency contact and telephone number if you haven’t already done so. Please also let Jane know of any new or existing medical conditions that we as a club should be aware of in an emergency.
Here’s to a happy year of running in 2015/16.