Welcome back to our renewing members and to our new members. I hope that you have a great year with the Southport Pony and Hack Club. A number of years ago a levy was introduced to encourage member participation during the year. Southport hosts a number of very successful events throughout the year. These events are an opportunity for our riding members to put into practice their hours of training and hard work. These events are also important for raising much needed funds to maintain and improve our facilities. A great deal of work goes into organising and running these events and unfortunately a lot of the work is left to the same people.
This year I have introduced a Levy booklet which was distributed to each family at the sign on night or when they have joined. It is the members’ responsibility to document all participation at the club in this booklet and get is signed off by either myself or a committee member or placed in the clubhouse to be taken to the following club meeting. Once you have reached your 20 points, this information will be passed onto the treasurer. The levy can be refunded if you leave the club or rolled over into the following year. All booklet need to be submitted prior to the AGM at the end of the year or your levy will NOT be rolled over or refunded. Please take great care not to misplace your booklet as it is the only record of your participation – there is no orange folder to fill in anymore. If you do not achieve 20 points or hand your booklet in by the AGM you will be required to pay another levy in the following year and not receive a refund.
Please get involved, come to the meetings, find out what is happening in our club. Please communicate with event coordinators and make yourself available whenever possible. If you have any particular area of expertise that can benefit the Club please make yourself known to the committee. All help is gratefully received and benefits our members. We have a wonderful, well respected Club and with a combined effort we can all help make 2015 a year to remember.
If you have any queries regarding the levy, please do not hesitate to speak to me on rally days or email me on firstname.lastname@example.org Examples of how to gain your points is given below.