RYA affiliated clubs signed up to the Joining Point programme can now take advantage of a whole host of new look promotional materials.
“We have recently revamped the Joining Point materials and tailored them specifically to RYA Clubs to help them encourage their members to join the RYA”, commented Conor Swift, RYA Membership Development Manager.
“We have found that many club members believe they are automatically members of the RYA when they join an RYA affiliated club and are missing out on the Rewards and Benefits individual membership has to offer”, Conor added.
The promotional materials available are:
- A variety of A4 and A3 posters – which can all be tailored with your club name
- Membership forms – prefilled with your unique Joining Point code
- Membership leaflets
- Membership leaflet holders
- Quick reference guide – your guide to earning money for your club with RYA Joining Point
- Window stickers
- Drinks mats
What’s more Clubs can now re-order promotional materials and Joining Point forms online with the new ‘Web to Print Portal’. To take advantage of this brand new facility all you have to do is:
- Visit https://ryaclub.docs4print.com/login
- Register with your club details and use the portal authorisation code. The authorisation code will have been emailed to your club’s Joining Point contact.
- Choose the promotional materials you would like to use to promote your Joining Point
- These will then be delivered to an address of your choosing free of charge.
“We hope this new online ordering facility will make it much easier for clubs to access all the materials they need to continually promote RYA membership to their members, provide the relevant information to answer any potential questions and help them earn commission for their club”, said Conor.
What is Joining Point?
To date over 500 RYA affiliated clubs, recognised training centres and other marine organisations have registered as Joining Points, but what exactly is Joining Point and how can your club get involved?
The RYA Joining Point programme was set up as a way to reward RYA Clubs, affiliated Training Centres and marine organisations for introducing RYA membership to their customers and visitors.
For every new RYA member that signs up, the recommending club, training centre or marine organisation receives commission that can be fed back in to the organisation.
Each Joining Point is allocated a unique Joining Point code so that when one of their members or customers signs up to RYA membership the origin of each new member can be traced back to the right organisation and commission can be calculated and paid.
Commission is paid every quarter for each new RYA member recruited through Joining Point on the following basis:
- £10.00 for each new Family Membership
- £7.50 for each new Adult Member
- £5.00 for each new Under 25 Member
- £2.50 for each new Under 18 Member
To become a joining point simply fill out the online Joining Point Scheme Registration Form you will receive an email confirming your unique Joining Point code.
So why should you encourage your club members to join the RYA?
When you join the RYA you add your voice to over 112,000 members helping to ensure boating interests are represented. Membership supports the RYA in lobbying and campaigning on critical issues including safety, access and freedom to go afloat, so the more members we have the stronger our voice in fighting unnecessary legislation. Membership fees are also reinvested to support sport and club development and develop future talent.
As a member you enjoy peace of mind with free boating related legal, regulatory, cruising and technical advice when you need it most. You also enjoy free third-party windsurfing and SUP’ing insurance.
We strive to keep all our members up to date with all the latest news and information. The quarterly RYA Magazine is packed with the latest news and in-depth features. A choice of e-Newsletters are available direct to your inbox full of top tips, information and advice and you will have access to member’s only pages on the RYA website.
You’ll enjoy discounts on RYA publications and eBooks, have access to FREE RYA display certificates and you can also claim your FREE International Certificate of Competence (ICC) (qualifying members only).
And it doesn’t end there, we can help you cut the cost of your boating with a whole host of money saving offers and discounts from our 80 plus member reward partners. From discounts on cars and holidays, to clothing, tech and much more. There are also enhanced offers and discounts for Accredited Members. Plus, free and discounts tickets to the Southampton International Boat Show and access to the Members’ Lounge at the show.
The RYA also helps provide globally recognised training, certification and personal and professional qualifications.
“The more members we have, the stronger our voice to promote and protect safe, successful and rewarding boating, while members feel part of a community sharing the same passion and making a positive difference to the boating they do”, commented Conor.
How do your members join the RYA?
Your members can join the RYA and ensure that your club earns commission, in the following ways:
- Online - Visit www.rya.org.uk/go/join under ‘Reason for Joining’ select ‘Joining Point’ and then enter the Club’s unique nine digit Joining Point code.
- Call the RYA Membership Team on 023 8060 4159 and quote the Club’s nine digit Joining Point code.
- Complete the membership form prefilled with the Club’s Joining Point code, seal and post.
Remember; without your unique nine digit Joining Point code we won’t be able to match the member to your club and apply your commission!
If you need any more promotional materials don’t forget you can now login to the new ‘Web to Print’ portal at www.rya.docs4print.com and if you need reminding of your Joining point code or have any queries or questions please don’t hesitate to email us firstname.lastname@example.org or call 023 8060 4234.
Thank you for supporting the RYA in this way and helping us promote and protect safe, successful and rewarding boating.
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