Club Membership & Benefits

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Becoming a New Member

Applications for 2017 membership are being accepted from February 14th

In accordance with the rules of the Club, both men and women over the age of 18 can now become full members of the Club subject to approval.

Following a groundbreaking decision at a recent CIU conference, women are at last given equal opportunities in membership.

The easiest way to join is by calling into the Club and asking the barstaff for an application form, or you can download one in pdf file format if you click on the link below and print it from your computer.

You will need two existing members signatures, one to propose you and the other to second you.

Download a Membership Application Form here

Then simply return your form along with £10.20 for your annual subscription (£10.00 returnable if application is unsuccessful) to the Club Secretary, Trevor Groom, or hand it in at the bar.

Your name will then be posted on the notice board in the foyer for a period of 2 weeks. Provided there have been no objections to you becoming a member, you may then collect your club cards from the Secretary. You will have a period of 2 months from the date of your application to collect your club cards. Failure to do so will result in you having to re-apply and forfeiting your advancement of subscriptions.

You may then also become an affiliate member of the C.I.U. if you wish (additional subscriptions apply).

Processing typically takes 2 or 3 weeks.

Membership Responsibilities

New Members should obtain a copy of the existing Rule Book to see what is expected and rules pertaining to disciplinary proceedings and the like. A copy of the new Albany Club rule book is currently being reviewed by the C.I.U., although enquiries as to when it may be approved usually meet with "ongoing reviews are still taking place"

As a general guide we follow the recommendations of the C.I.U., and their Model Rule Book. You can get a copy from their bookstore. The books, "500 points in Club law" and "Club bookkeeping and financial control" cost ...£11 each (sorry, 1995 prices) and can be bought from the CIU (tel: 0171 2260221)

From the C.I.U. website;

" The Rules Department has obtained approval for a set of Model Rules for clubs from the FSA. A ‘Complete Amendment’ is based upon this Model Rulebook but this may also be amended to accommodate a club’s particular requirements."

Benefits of Membership

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Membership has many benefits

Together as a group we are stronger, we have a say in the running of our club - what we sell, when we open, who can come in. The club can be a life saver at the weekends when Earlsdon is like being in a busy city centre. Our barstaff are very efficient under the steady hand of the Steward and the Management Committee, we get served quickly and at most times we can find a seat and watch the match or see some of the best entertainment in the city.

For £10 a year (that's 19.25 pence per week folks) where else would you get ;

Membership of the club that is the envy of other clubs in Coventry

Part ownership in a £7 million going concern

A guaranteed opportunity to have a say in the running of the club

Eligibility to join the Management Committee after 6 months

Guaranteed entry all day 7 days a week to a bar with one of the cheapest range of quality beers wines and spirits in Earlsdon

Members Only Benefit Days with discounted drinks and more 12 months of the year

8 big screens showing all major Sky and BT Sports events in air conditioned rooms

2 pool tables

4 full size snooker tables

The finest beer garden in Earlsdon bar none

Free room hire (subject to approval)

Heated outdoor facility for smokers

Free [most of the time] entertainment Friday and Saturday week in, week out

Free parking in a secure environment

A place where you can bring your kids in confidence and without time restrictions

Free Kids Xmas Party with gifts

Discounts at local shops - 10% off at AP Harvey Wines (formerly Threshers) & Over the Moon

and last but not least......

BEERMATS provided on tables, Orderly queues at the bar with FAST AND FRIENDLY priority service for drinkers