I was having a scan through this post Seanie put up on the front page, fair play man. It's really well researched. But something that kind of jumped out at me was the last point:
It's deemed important enough to be said twice, more than any other piece of information."Membership fees are only paid by competitive members. Fees for recreational members covered by Club Registration Fee. Club registration â‚¬100 pa and a capitation fee of â‚¬10 per senior competitive member and â‚¬5 per junior competitive member above a free 50 junior membership ceiling per club. Registration fees for recreational members covered by the club registration fee."
That sounds cool, doesn't it? If we don't compete, we don't have to pay any registration fee at all to the ICU as long as we're in an affiliated club. This is a document signed by the CEO of the ICU, so it can't get any more of a concrete approval.
But that doesn't jibe with... well, any experience of the ICU I've ever had. I've had to pay my money out for individual membership every damn year if I recall correctly, and I'm in an affiliated club.
Either I've paid my money into some unnecessary black hole year after year, or the club is doing the same. It seems I've paid twice.
If people are aware of this, it can save them hundreds, if not thousands of pounds. Where the bloody hell is this money going, if we're being charged twice?
What do ye people feel about this point, or indeed any that Seanie raises?