At our AGM which took place on Saturday, 20th April 2013 at the Devere Village Hotel, Wirral, it was agreed by our voting members that membership categories should be simplified and restructured. These changes will result in savings well in excess of £10,000 per annum, allowing this money to be used more effectively elsewhere.
From 1st July 2013 the GBS Support Group will have two categories of subscribers:
- Members will pay a single fee of £15 per household, reviewed annually (with an option to pay an additional donation), and will be entitled to vote at General Meetings, either in person, by proxy, by post or by email. Members can opt to receive the quarterly magazine and other occasional mailings either by post or electronically.
- Supporters will not be required to pay a fee, but are invited to support the charity through voluntary donation. Supporters have the option to receive the quarterly magazine and other occasional mailings by email (free) or by post (£10 charge per annum to cover costs). Supporters are not entitled to vote at General Meetings.
All subscriptions will now run from 1st July to 30th June each year. Those whose membership is due for renewal in April, May and June will receive membership validated to 30th June 2014. To keep costs to a minimum, acknowledgements for renewals and donations are only sent out if specifically requested, so please accept in advance our heartfelt thanks for your continued support.
We apologise for any inconvenience but online credit and debit payments are temporarily unavailable. Anyone wishing to join or renew their subscription may do so by telephoning 01529 469910 Monday to Friday, between 9am and 12.30pm or by going to www.justgiving.com/gbs/donate and pay their membership. Alternatively should you wish to set up a monthly direct debit through justgiving select the monthly donation button. When it asks for a comment please state membership renewal/join.