We are currently updating our membership system. We have added the option of paying by PayPal; this gives the same choices as before, £15.00 for one year, £12.00 p.a. if you set up a repeating PayPal payment, which is the equivalent of a standing order, and £120.00 for life membership.
This was in response to a message we received for a potential member who was amazed that they were required to print out and post a membership form. Setting up PayPal means that we lose 75p from our £15.00 subscription, a small price for the extra convenience.
We have also decided, in line with some other organisations, for example the Friends of the Settle & Carlisle Line, that printed membership cards are unnecessary. The only use we have for them is to provide proof of membership when voting at the AGM, something we could cover with a registration sheet if we felt it necessary. Anyone who would like to continue to have a card will still be able to.
The membership cards issued with this copy of FNE will be the last but members will be given an opportunity at the AGM on 19 June to express a contrary view.