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As indicated in the November Newsletter, the Society has been reviewing the current fees and how we collect them.

The level of fees has not increased for many years and as we have increased expenditure (most talks are now free to members, more frequent newsletters etc.) we have decided to change the annual fees to:

Individual members £20
Two people at the same address £30
Under 25’s or on Universal Credit £10

Your annual fee will include free admission to many of our talks, an invitation to our December social, and (if you prefer it) a printed copy of our Newsletter. It will also ensure we can expand our work in the town, including on plaques.

Membership renewal date:
We also need to streamline how we collect our membership fees and so we propose a single annual renewal date of 1st May for all members starting from 1st May 2023 (subject to approval at the Annual General Meeting).

To renew membership for 2023:

Members who joined or renewed before 30 Jan 2023:
If you pay by Standing Order, change the date to 1 May and alter the amount to the new fee. Please ensure you quote “subs” and your last name and initials.
If you pay by Bank Transfer pay the new fee on 1 May, or as soon as possible afterwards, with reference, as above.
If you pay by cheque please make a note in your diary to post a cheque for the amount of the new fee to the Membership Secretary* to arrive by 1 May 2003.

Members renewing between 30 January 2023 and 30 April 2023
Pay as normal on your usual renewal date and we will not expect another full payment until May 2024. Then, if you pay by Standing Order please change it to 1 May 2024, if you pay by Bank Transfer or cheque make a note to pay on 1 May 2024.

Some members very kindly add a donation to their membership fees. It would be very helpful, if possible, if you could do this as a separate transaction as this assists our accounting.

Gift Aid:
You can help us to increase our income further – at no extra cost to yourself! If you are a tax payer and don’t already do so, please consider making your subscription eligible for Gift Aid. Please contact the Treasurer** if you would like to do this.

We will contact you in April (by post, if you don’t have email) to remind you of what you need to do.

* write to the Membership Secretary, 108 Duchy Road. Harrogate, HG1 2HB
** write to The Treasurer, 74 Otley Road, Harrogate, HG2 0DP or email

We have tried to make the changeover as simple as possible and as fair as possible to all.

If you have any questions please email

We look forward to your continued membership and support to help us all take the society from strength to strength.

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