A notice from the Branch President
We have a new [ABA] website and a new system for paying fees which isn’t quite what we expected. It’s important that our members understand that the money is split into 2 parts. Our club membership of the illawarra branch is needed to cover overheads such as electricity, hot water, toilet rolls, hand towels, tea/coffee and biscuits, insurance for our club building, tables, chairs and equipment as well as funding the website and newsletter from us.
If members do not pay this $20 per year amount which comes to our club, we will have to introduce a charge to attend the meetings and none of us want to do that. I hope this clarifies how the fees came about.
The $45 to the ABA helps to pay for the ABA newsletter, banners and equipment grants back to the clubs.
Lamorna Osborne. ABA & Illawarra Branch President