New Payment System
Torquay Air Show
Sunday Quiz 2
Rope Purchase Offer
Another successful Maintenance Day!
Thanks to all those who gave their support on the recent Maintenance Day. The majority of jobs we had planned were successfully completed. A general tidy up of the clubhouse (outside & in), strimming of the area, repair & refurbish of the outdoor furniture, pontoon cleaned & floats cleared of barnacles, window guards removed and repainted, plus numerous other tasks.
One of the flower beds was at the point of collapse, so we managed to locate a replacement which is now in situ and newly planted. All the flower beds were given a fresh coat of white paint, kindly supplied by Martin Shawe.
A big thanks to Sue Mansfield for the banana cake and also to Suzy who supplied the excellent chilli con carne & baked spuds. Not forgetting Ray who generously supplied and then forced us to drink beer!
MemberMoJo Payment System For Club Subs
The new payment system has proved to be a resounding success with the majority of members electing to pay using the PayPal facility. Some members preferred to pay using Cash/Cheque/BACS and the new system handled these payments effortlessly.
This has consequently greatly reduced the workflow for our hard-working Club Treasurer as the system automatically generates reminder emails for those who have still yet to pay. The engine store accounts are now also part of the new system.
At a cost to the club of £30 per year, (up to 100 members) this is proving to be a worthwhile investment.
Don’t forget, you can manage your own contact details on your profile page. You may notice I have added a login button on most site pages to enable you to go straight to your profile.
Torquay Air Show
This event is on 1st & 2nd June and it looks as though the weather may be ideal to take your boat over as we are expecting a heatwave on Saturday. As long as the wind plays ball, it should be perfect.
|Sunday Quiz No.2|
Keep an eye on your email inboxes as I shall shortly be sending out Sunday Quiz No. 2. All the questions are set to self-destruct, so no time to Google the answers! After completing the quiz, let us know how you got on in the comments box below the quiz. You’ll notice that once again, we are giving away terrific prizes for the best scores. The quiz page will tell you what’s on offer.
10% off offer on all rope purchases!
In case you may have missed it, we have a ‘Links’ page on the site outlining useful boating services. (You’re welcome to suggest new ones!)
One of our listings is BuyRope.co.uk and I have negotiated a 10% discount for B.O.A.T. members on all purchases through their site. Just select what you need and then enter the following code at checkout – teignmouth10
Check out the BuyRope listing here: https://www.boatownersassociationteignmouth.org/useful-links/
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Online Payment System Now ‘Live’!
Paying your subs has never been easier with the option of paying by PayPal as well as other traditional methods. The system has now been successfully tested and we are already receiving subs via PayPal.
- Single – £25
- Dual – £40
- Single + Engine Space – £40
- Dual + Engine Space – £55
- Engine Space Only – £15 + £5 joining fee (key charge).
When are my subs due?
All subs are due on June 1st each year.
Is the new online payment system secure?
Absolutely. PayPal transactions are made directly on their site and you will be directed back to B.O.A.T. once the transaction has completed. Even if you don’t have a PayPal account, you can still use your credit or debit card to make payment, just as you would with regular online shopping sites such as Amazon, eBay etc.
I still don’t trust online payment systems. Can I pay my subs in the old way?
Sure, no problem. We can still accept cash, cheque & BACS payments just as we have always done however, the more members that use this payment system the easier it will be for our Treasurer who is always very busy at subs time.
Who/What is MemberMoJo?
This is the company that supplies the club payment software. Every registered member of B.O.A.T. now has their own profile page, where you can manage all your own details that are stored on the database, such as phone, email, address, password etc. It’s from here that you can also make your subs payment.
Sounds good! How do I login?
If you go to the B.O.A.T. website and select “How To Join or Renew” in the menu at the top of every page you will see a couple of links (1 for new members & 1 for existing members). Select the relevant link and you will then arrive at the MemberMoJo login page. When logging in, you will have the option to sign in with an email address only, or sign in with an email address/password (recommended). If you sign in with an email address only, then you will get a ‘verification’ email sent to your email address where you can then click on a link to verify your address. You will then arrive at your profile page where you can manage your details and also make your subs payment.
To protect your page, it is recommended (though not compulsory) that you set a password.
Club Fees, what are the options?
This year, for simplicity’s sake, we are dropping the ‘Joint’ membership option and just keeping the ‘Dual’ option.
There are 5 membership options which are self-explanatory. Club fees are the same as last year.
You will notice that some of the options incur a joining fee. This only applies to new members, or existing members who are taking an engine space for the first time.
Anything else I should know?
Yes, when making an online payment you will be required to tick a box stating that you agree to do at least 1 x Boat Watch in the upcoming June to May year. This also applies to any other form of payment.
Please use the new system if you possibly can as it will help to lighten the load for our hard working Treasurer at this busiest time of the year. The system will automatically email you 30 days, then 11 days before the June 1st deadline so please help us by paying promptly.
If you would like to check out your profile page (no need to make payment yet) then this link will take you straight to the MemberMoJo Login Page.
Please check that all your details are correct, and amend where necessary. Every database has the odd error, so it will help us greatly if you can check that your details are correct and fully up to date.
If you have any questions, or concerns then please drop us a line at the B.O.A.T. Contact Page.
Welcome to our first Newsletter
I’ve been working hard on de-cluttering the existing site and have now installed it on a much faster platform. The old site had a Forum, which unfortunately wasn’t used, so this has now been removed. What I have tried to ensure is that the site remains a useful place for anyone interested in joining the club by getting as much information as possible before making contact.
One bonus for anyone visiting the site is that there is no need to login anymore. Just use it as a regular site.
General Meeting – March 24th 2019 – 8.00pm
The next meeting will once again be held at the Rugby Club. It must be said here that recent meetings have not been well attended. There is something wrong with things when the Committee outnumbers the members who have made the effort to turn up.
If you wish for the club to thrive, then it is very important we all make the effort to help drive things forward and not leave it all to half a dozen others. We don’t expect members who live a long distance from the club to make regular appearances but those of us who live locally can surely spare the odd couple of hours on a Sunday evening to keep the club going.
Starcross Boat Jumble – Sunday 17th March – 0900 to 12.30
Not the biggest boat jumble around but worth a look. Held in the Starcross Fishing & Cruising club car park.
Ideas for social events 2019
We’re constantly trying to think of ways to introduce new social events (such as the Flotilla run to Coombe Cellars) and one idea that seems to be gaining traction is a Sandbank Soirée. Basically, it would entail jumping on any boat available and going up to the mussel beds sandbank just past Riverside Boatyard.
Obviously, this would need to be done at low tide and on a sunny day! The idea is to bring your own food & drink, plus chairs, footballs, cricket bats, beachwear or anything else that takes your fancy. The sandbank dries out into a nice sandy beach and is ideal for beaching dinghies/inflatables.
There is a lay-by on the Teignmouth Rd (A381) directly opposite the sandbank which would make a great vantage point for landlubbers to take pics of us crazy boaters enjoying ourselves on a sandbank. I’m sure some pics could make their way into the local rags / Facebook etc. which might encourage others to take part should it become a success and we run it again. Who knows? Unless we give it a try!!
This is where we need your help. If you think the above is a good idea for a bit of inexpensive fun, or you think it’s totally daft and should end up in the bin we need your thoughts. It would help greatly if you could drop a line to email@example.com with your views. If it looks like it would be a non-starter then we will not put the effort in to make this a reality. It’s entirely up to you, the members!
Coombe Cellars Flotilla
We will once again be organising a flotilla run up to Coombe Cellars at some stage. Date to be advised.
Torquay Air Show – June 1st / 2nd
At the time of writing it’s a strong possibility that the Air Show will be on the weekend of June 1st /2nd. If you fancy taking your boat and joining a few of us making the trip, then keep an eye open for an email nearer the time with more details.
Open Day (still at the idea stage)
The committee are presently working on the idea of having an Open Day, with the purpose of attracting new members from our area, and also something that might be of interest to existing club members. The ideas mooted so far are: asking the RNLI to run another ‘Check Your Lifejacket’ session. In other words, just bring your lifejacket(s) along and they will check to see if still safe to use. One of our members has already offered to run a ‘How to administer CPR’ clinic where you will be instructed how to do this correctly.
Alongside the above we are aiming to advertise the Open Day locally, basically a ‘Come and meet us if you are interested in boating’ kind of thing. We are open to all suggestions and this subject will be on the agenda at the March meeting. Please attend if you can and help us to make this a reality.
Maintenance Day – May 18th 2019
For those new to the club, we normally have a once-a-year maintenance day where we give the clubhouse a lick of paint, clean up the pontoon, strim the grass, fix things that need fixing etc. etc. It’s basically the one day in a year we ask for support from the membership to help us with these tasks. The committee work hard in the background keeping the club running and all we ask is that you volunteer your services on this important task.
Please let us know if you would be willing to help us out on this day by dropping a line to firstname.lastname@example.org
Oars in the Engine Shed
This has already been mentioned at a previous meeting. If you have any oars stored in the roof of the engine shed (not the ones stored with your engine) please note, we will be removing them as the space is needed for club equipment. Most of the oars up there are odd ones, damaged etc. so we will be clearing these out on maintenance day.
Privacy & Your Rights
Many of you have already opted in to receiving Newsletters from B.O.A.T. through the form on the website homepage. I’ve also included the rest of the membership in this first Newsletter, as I assume you would like to know what is happening in the club. If you feel your privacy has been breached, and you no longer wish to receive these Newsletters, then please drop me a line and I will immediately remove your email from the list.