The new bridge year is upon us and this raises the matter of the 2020/2021 membership fee and CBAI affiliation fees.
The CBAI have instructed that all clubs must pay €10 affiliation fee per member, to be paid by 30th Nov., otherwise a charge of €12.50 per member will be imposed. You cannot play in a virtual club on Bridge Base Online unless this CBAI fee is paid.
Ratoath Committee has decided that the normal club membership fee will not apply for the 2020/2021 season. The club will cover the €1 fee payable to the North Eastern Region for each club member that affiliates.
The CBAI affiliation fee must be paid by all players wishing to play in Ratoath's virtual games. Summerhill BC members, see below.
There are 2 ways in which you can pay the €10 fee.
Firstly, you can pay the €10 directly into the club’s Credit Union Account by electronic transfer (NB you must put your name and the club's account no 14085 as a reference), and use the following details:
IBAN CODE: IE27 ULSB 9850 2110 0711 47
BIC CODE: ULSBIE2D
You must also send an email to the club email email@example.com informing the club that you have made the electronic transfer.
Alternatively, members of the Committee will be in attendance in the Ashbourne/Donaghmore GAA club, (currently open, but this could change), on Tuesday the 13th October & Tuesday the 20th October for one hour from 11.00 am to 12:00 and you can bring an envelope with your name and contact number on the front and €10 in it.
The 30th Oct. is our cut-off date for paying this affiliation fee. You will no longer be able to play in the virtual club competitions if the fee is not paid by this date.
Please note, the club is open to NEW players, who, if they pay the €10 affiliation fee to the Ratoath club, can play in the weekly virtual competition. However they do not become full members of the club.
Summerhill have joined Ratoath en bloc, and as they have no virtual game of their own, the CBAI require them to affiliate through Summerhill Bridge Club only. Summerhill members do not need to pay the €10 fee to Ratoath B. C.
We ask everyone to understand that these are very unusual times and your committee may need to introduce further changes over time.