All you need to do is spread the word about RYA membership and encourage your members to join the association and throughout October registered Joining Points will receive double the standard commission values of the scheme, receiving £20 commission for every family membership or £15 for every personal membership they sign up.
The commission earned can be fed back into your club to help with the purchase of kit, provide money for refreshments at an event, help pay for renovations, put towards new boats; the choices are endless.
“The Joining Point scheme is very easy to administer. The promotional materials are clear concise and attractively presented and the scheme provides a clear route and link between club sailing and sailors and the RYA.
“The pricing structure between membership and the cost of an ICC allows us to make an easy sell to newly qualified Powerboat Level 2; ‘membership is effectively free, and you get all of the benefits and protections of the RYA and your ICC’”, commented Andy Airnes, Training Secretary and the administrator of the Joining Point scheme at Blackpool and Fleetwood Yacht Club.
“The Joining Point programme is a real win for everyone involved. Registered clubs earn valuable commission, new members enjoy the benefits of being a member and the RYA membership grows”, commented Ben Falla, RYA Head of Membership.
Why join the RYA?
One of the questions you may get asked by your members is why they should join the RYA?
“Membership is at the heart of everything we do at the RYA with membership fees reinvested to support sport and club development and develop future talent”, explained Ben.
“The more members we have the stronger our voice to represent our members and the wider boating community ensuring legislators, regulators and other authorities understand and take account of recreational boating activity.”
As well as supporting the association’s lobbying work, members also enjoy access to free boating related legal, regulatory and technical advice from our in-house experts when they need it most. Plus, a whole host of benefits, rewards, discounts and offers from over 80 member reward partners, offering great savings on everything from kit and clothing to holidays and travel. While the quarterly RYA Magazine and regular e-newsletters help keep members up to date with all the latest news and events, advice and tips.
Find out more about the benefits of membership.
How to take part
If you’re an existing RYA Joining Point you don’t need to do anything to register for this special promotion, the double commission will automatically be applied to your account in the January payment run. All you need to do is tell your club members about the benefits of RYA membership and get them to sign up; it’s that simple.
If you’re not already an RYA Joining Point, signing up is completely free and easy to do, simply visit www.rya.org.uk/go/joiningpoint to get started.
Commission will be paid based upon the number of new members and the type of membership signed up to.
There are a whole host of promotional materials available to Joining Points to help promote RYA membership and the Joining Point programme that can be ordered via the ‘Web to Print Portal’, make sure you have enough packs and promotional materials to keep promoting throughout the year.
The promotional materials available are:
Signing up new RYA members
If a club member wishes to join the RYA they can join online by visiting www.rya.org.uk/membership They will need to input the Joining Point code for your club to ensure the commission is applied to the right club.
Alternatively, new members can also sign up by calling 023 80 60 4159 and quoting the relevant Joining Point code or by completing a membership form prefilled with your club’s Joining Point code, which you can download from the promotional materials portal.
The October double commission special offer closes at midnight on 31 October 2021. Double commission will be paid on all applications received by the closing deadline.
For more information about Joining Point visit - https://www.rya.org.uk/membership/Pages/joining-point.aspx