- How do I join the MMC?
We ask you to come on two weekend meets to see if the MMC is the right club for you.
If you would then like to join, you need an application form. You can either ask the membership secretary via the Contact page for a form or print one off here.
Complete the form with your current details. You will also need to ask two club members to propose and second you. Give the completed form to the meet organiser or any committee member (see the Contact page for who they are). Or email it to the membership sec. They will put your name forward at the next committee meeting.
You will then receive an MMC membership card which also entitles you to 15% discount at all Cotswold shops.
Sounds a bit formal but don’t be put off – just hand your form to any committee member and we’ll sort it out.
- How much is the joining fee and where does this money go to?
The fee for 2017 is £20, of which £13.25 pays for your associate membership of the BMC. Because we are affiliated to the BMC, you receive some of the same benefits as an individual member of the BMC, such as third party insurance, at a subsidised rate. The rest helps to pay our club’s admin costs. All the committee members and meet organisers are unpaid volunteers.
- But I’ve already got membership of the BMC – can I pay less?
If you are already a member of another BMC affiliated club you need to pay the full amount to the MMC but you can get a refund of the BMC fee from them:
The BMC are introducing a recommendation for clubs to collect the BMC element of the joining fee as soon as prospective members attend an outdoor meet – to ensure they are fully covered by the third party insurance. If we have already collected this annual fee from you, you will only need to pay £5.75 to upgrade to full membership for the rest of the year. Alternatively, if you subsequently join another club, you would be able to claim the refund from the BMC.