Membership Renewal

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John Reyes
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Re: Membership Renewal

Post by John Reyes » Fri Jul 24, 2020 11:28 pm

David Clayton wrote:
Fri Jul 24, 2020 8:06 pm
Alex McFarlane wrote:
Fri Jul 24, 2020 8:00 pm

........(I assume I wasn't the only one at the meeting!!)
But you were obviously awake at that point and paying attention, not gone to make a brew, or put the cat out etc. etc.
I was there and I did think that Malcolm mention someone has put themselves forward and it will be interesting to see who the person will be
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Andrew Walker
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Re: Membership Renewal

Post by Andrew Walker » Sun Jul 26, 2020 7:54 am

RE: Is the office open
I've been working from home since June 1st, five days a week. Gary returned to work (from home) on the 1st July. We have been open, and I have visited the office in Battle once per week (on average) to deal with the post.

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Paul Robert Jackson
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Re: Membership Renewal

Post by Paul Robert Jackson » Sun Jul 26, 2020 9:44 am

Andrew Walker wrote:
Fri Jul 24, 2020 4:16 pm
In case any forum readers are unclear, all ECF members who paid their membership by Direct Debit last year need take no action should they wish to pay by Direct Debit in 2020-2021 and remain members at the same level. We hope to put the 2020-2021 memberships on sale shortly, and current members will receive an email when we are ready. There will be a link to guidance which will explain how members can cancel a Direct Debit if they wish, how to change the payment details (such as the bank account from which the payment is to come), or what to do if they wish to change level of membership when paying by Direct Debit.
Some confusion may have arisen as a result of a tidying-up exercise undertaken by office staff on Friday 17th July, whereby around 150 Direct Debits were transferred to the Azolve membership system and from GoCardless. All affected members received an email explaining what we were doing, letting them know they need take no action. They also received a mandatory notification explaining the Direct Debit in GoCardless with the ECF had been cancelled.
Any members with queries can contact the ECF office and we will be happy to help.
Andrew,
I received this email & a notification from GoCardless saying no more payments will be taken.
I was wondering if I will need to set up a Direct Debit again, because I also received a notification from my own bank to inform me the GoCardless Direct Debit had been cancelled.
Thank-you.
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Re: Membership Renewal

Post by MartinCarpenter » Wed Jul 29, 2020 1:16 pm

Now that's a slightly unexpected and rather generous bribe :)

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Re: Membership Renewal

Post by Mick Norris » Wed Jul 29, 2020 4:24 pm

Andrew Walker wrote:
Sun Jul 26, 2020 7:54 am
RE: Is the office open
I've been working from home since June 1st, five days a week. Gary returned to work (from home) on the 1st July. We have been open, and I have visited the office in Battle once per week (on average) to deal with the post.
Thanks Andrew, can't have been easy for you and Gary, so much appreciated

Renewal email received and I have renewed my membership
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Re: Membership Renewal

Post by Ian Thompson » Wed Jul 29, 2020 5:21 pm

MartinCarpenter wrote:
Wed Jul 29, 2020 1:16 pm
Now that's a slightly unexpected and rather generous bribe :)
... with the option of a free upgrade to a higher class of membership than you need if you know you'll make use of the discount.

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Re: Membership Renewal

Post by NickFaulks » Wed Jul 29, 2020 6:15 pm

Mick Norris wrote:
Wed Jul 29, 2020 4:24 pm
Renewal email received and I have renewed my membership
You've done better than me. It says I've left a field with an asterisk empty.
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Re: Membership Renewal

Post by Mick Norris » Thu Jul 30, 2020 9:58 am

NickFaulks wrote:
Wed Jul 29, 2020 6:15 pm
You've done better than me
But of course :lol:
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Re: Membership Renewal

Post by John Reyes » Sun Aug 02, 2020 7:50 pm

I have done my one today

Also the Elections for the Direct members will be published soon

I know that 5 people have put themselves for the Bronze

also 5 people (and yes i am one of the people have put forward) for the Silver Rep

Don't know about the Gold and Platinum yet?

I do hope that members will votes and also i hope to be re election as a silver rep, as i love being the silver rep and i have not miss a ECF AGM/Finance meeting and have work well with other people in this forum and the members.

i was going to published the write up over the ECF finance meeting, but will wait till after the election
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Re: Membership Renewal

Post by JustinHorton » Tue Aug 04, 2020 9:31 am

I have renewed my membership - a slightly confusing business, as it happens, not least because the system doesn't accept my bank details until I change my location from Spain, where I am, to United Kingdom, where I am not. I've had fun with this kind of thing before.

(Also, I find I have set up a direct debit when I was under the impression I was just authorising a single payment, but I guess I'm OK with that.)
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Re: Membership Renewal

Post by Paul Robert Jackson » Tue Aug 11, 2020 6:02 pm

Have the ECF given any indication of how many members are renewing?
The website does seem a little temperamental, & any reference to last years membership (2019-2020) is not there.
I believe the ECF inputted some memberships manually last year.
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Re: Membership Renewal

Post by Nick Grey » Thu Aug 13, 2020 1:28 pm

Paid and voted in one phone call. Great service.

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Re: Membership Renewal

Post by Paul Robert Jackson » Fri Aug 14, 2020 9:43 am

Nick Grey wrote:
Thu Aug 13, 2020 1:28 pm
Paid and voted in one phone call. Great service.
By telephone may be the best way.
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Re: Membership Renewal

Post by John Reyes » Fri Aug 14, 2020 2:56 pm

Paul Robert Jackson wrote:
Tue Aug 11, 2020 6:02 pm
Have the ECF given any indication of how many members are renewing?
The website does seem a little temperamental, & any reference to last years membership (2019-2020) is not there.
I believe the ECF inputted some memberships manually last year.
Nobody know yet

because of Covid, no one has the answer and it down to the members to supported the ECF
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Re: Membership Renewal

Post by Paul Robert Jackson » Sat Aug 15, 2020 11:27 am

John Reyes wrote:
Fri Aug 14, 2020 2:56 pm
Paul Robert Jackson wrote:
Tue Aug 11, 2020 6:02 pm
Have the ECF given any indication of how many members are renewing?
The website does seem a little temperamental, & any reference to last years membership (2019-2020) is not there.
I believe the ECF inputted some memberships manually last year.
Nobody know yet

because of Covid, no one has the answer and it down to the members to supported the ECF
Yes.
Member's need to support the ECF.
I just thought the ECF Office might have some indication of the number of renewals they have received.
Paul Robert Jackson

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