Renewals for 2019 members
Personalised renewal letters for 2020 were available for all current members to collect at the AGM on 9th December 2019. Those that were not collected at the AGM were posted on 11 December.
Please ensure that you renew both your EDMAC and BMFA memberships before flying on the Downs in 2020.
The quickest and easiest way to renew is to use your Internet or Telephone Banking service to make your payment direct to our account rather than writing and posting a cheque. Account details are on the renewal letter and you do not need to return the form.
During 2020 all banks will be introducing 'Confirmation of Payee' when making payments from your bank account to another account. This is a new service that helps protect against scams and mistaken payments by checking the name of a payee against the name held by the payee's bank. So, if asked please state the club's account name, Epsom Downs Model Aircraft Club and the type of account is a Business account. Alternatively you can return the signed renewal form with a cheque to the address on the form.
If you have lost your renewal letter - or didn't receive one - then please fill in a new membership form, but write RENEWAL and your BMFA membership number at the top. As an existing member you can still claim your £3 renewal discount even if using a new membership form.
With the BMFA's recently introduced Go Membership system, all members now have the option of amending the details stored by the BMFA, and can also renew their own BMFA membership online if they choose.
Are you are interested in learning to fly radio controlled model aircraft? This link on the British Model Flyers Association (BMFA) website will give you some basic information to help you get started. The advice is primarily aimed at the prospective fixed wing pilot; helicopters have their own special construction and operating considerations and are dealt with separately on the BMFA website.
The club subscription for 2020 is £10 for adults and free for under-18s. EDMAC 2020 membership is valid from the date of joining until 31st December 2020. You are welcome to join at any time, but if joining late in the year please bear in mind that you will need to renew your membership to continue flying after 31st December.
As the club is affiliated to the BMFA, all members must also be BMFA members. This is a BMFA requirement. If you do not already have BMFA membership EDMAC can arrange your BMFA membership for you, or you can arrange it yourself directly through the BMFA. If arranging your own BMFA membership we do need to know your BMFA membership number before you can be given membership of EDMAC. Details are on the membership form.
BMFA membership is valid from the date of joining until 31st December of the same year. BMFA subscriptions are normally reduced for anyone joining after 1st July, and again from 1st September. The club membership form will be updated to reflect these reductions. There are also reductions for BMFA "family" membership where one member pays the full price and a partner and/or any number of under-18s registered at the same address pay a reduced rate.
Further information on BMFA membership can be found on the BMFA website.
The EDMAC Membership Form for 2020 can be downloaded either as a Microsoft Word document or as a PDF document. Click the icon below for the format you require.
After completing the form please send it with your payment and a passport-size photograph (we need this for your membership card) to the address shown on the form. Please write your name on the back of the photograph.
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