This is a condensed version of an email sent from the club last month.
Like many clubs we have seen a reduction in our membership numbers over the past 3 to 4 years and during this period we have had to attack our cost structure.
Now we feel we have come through these challenging times and we are looking to the future and we need to increase our membership base and at the same time plan to reduce our membership fees from 2015 onwards. We will demonstrate to you at the AGM in December how we plan to reduce our subscription again for 2016 and also in 2017 if we get a good inflow of new members.
The July '14 meeting of the Committee of Management approved the following proposal - the main details are:
The Entrance Fee to join Athy Golf Club is now set at €500 and this entitles you to membership up to end '15, thereafter your subscription will be the Full Membership Subscription as set at the AGM of the Joint Club. This offer will only apply to new members or those who have not been a full member of the club since the previous year.
To encourage existing members to help us in this recruitment drive we will offer you a 37.5% reduction on your Annual Sub. for the following calendar year if you introduce a new member to the club. It follows that if the member introduces two new members they then will get a reduction in 2015 & '16.
Normal membership application rules apply and please note that the discount applies to the Full or Associate Member that makes the introduction - they may not be the same person that signs the Application Form as The Proposer.
Please contact Kathleen on 059 8631729 or at info@athygolfclub for further information or application forms.
Committee of Management.
Athy Golf Club.
August 13th 2014