Letter from Registrar
The 2021 Membership Renewal Invoices are now available and we’d ask that memberships be renewed as soon as possible. Usernames and Passwords for your Smartclub account (link on the club website) are the same as last year.
The membership rates for 2021 are as agreed by the members at last year’s AGM and can be viewed on the club website and noticeboard. Invoices for 2021 are based on membership details provided in 2020. Anyone not yet availing of family membership may like to note that the new rates enable a parent to become a member for only an additional €25 when their child renews.
The Club Executive would like to wish all of our members a very happy and safe new year. Gaelic Games, at both club and county level, were one of the few normal activities which helped us all through 2020 and players, mentors and supporters enjoyed the opportunity to play in a safe environment when lockdown was lifted. As we look ahead to the uncertainty which will undoubtedly continue into 2021, we can only hope that we will soon be able to get back to playing, training, watching matches and socialising together soon. As you can imagine, the drop-off in revenues from sponsorship, fund-raising, bar and rent due to lockdown has impacted severely on us in Ballyboden St. Endas as it has on all sporting organisations across the country. At the same time, many of our costs for registration, insurance and maintenance remain fixed which meant that the club ran at a deficit for 2020. There is considerable uncertainty about our ability to raise funds and earn revenue at least for the first half of 2021. For this reason, and in order to help with cashflow and keeping the club running at the level and standards we have come to expect, we ask all of our members to pay their 2021 membership fees as early as your personal circumstances allow. As always, if members are experiencing financial difficulty, they can speak in confidence with their section registrar, and a suitable arrangement will be made. The strength of our community and spirit will bring us through this pandemic, and we will emerge even stronger when it is all over – níl tuile dá mhéad nach dtránn.
Please email [email protected] if you would like to make any change to your membership invoice.
Thank you for your cooperation in renewing your membership as early in the year as possible.
In addition we need your support, through subscription to our club Lotto, to enable continued investment in our facilities, and 142 teams across all codes. Support now after renewing your membership. http://ballyboden.club