Club Membership & Benefits

Existing 2020 membership remains valid and we will start renewals as soon as we are able to. We would like all our members to renew as we will need all your support to get the club running again.

We are aware some of you have already renewed via one of our Trustees who has been helping to look after the building. Those members who joined in 2020 will get a free membership year in 2021 but will still need to come and renew when renewals open.

However, nothing has been finalised yet. When it is you will be the first to be informed.

We are hoping to have subscriptions payable by debit and credit card payments as soon as practical.

Existing members are advised that their membership is not at risk because of not renewing at this difficult time.

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Becoming a New Member

New Membership applications are now closed until February 2022. 

Anyone who submitted an application in 2020 are advised to collect their documents if they have not done so due to the lockdown. Contact the Secretary if this includes YOU.

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 a couple in jpg 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 £10.00 for your annual subscription plus £10 signing on fee (the full £20 is returnable if your 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 Rule Book to see what is expected and rules pertaining to disciplinary proceedings and the like.

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

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 all 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 Amazon Prime, Sky and BT Sports events in air conditioned rooms

2 pool tables

4 full size snooker tables

Free room hire (subject to approval)

Heated and sheltered outdoor facility for smokers

Free entertainment Friday, Saturday and Sunday 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 Panto 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