2020 Winter Fees

By August 30, 2020 September 3rd, 2020 Club, COVID-19

 

Dear Panthers,

The Executive Committee has now received confirmation from Hockey Victoria on the amounts payable by the Club for the 2020 season and can confirm our membership fees for the year.

Q&A Zoom Session

Whilst the following sections provide further detailed information and explanation, we understand that members will inevitably have further questions or concerns. The executive committee will be conducting a Zoom video conference session for any club member to provide further information, clarification and answer any questions on:

Thursday 3rd September 2020 at 7:00pm

To join this Zoom session simply click on the button below to launch Zoom and follow the prompts:

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Password: 400930
Meeting Id: 984 3015 9883

Alternatively join by telephone on  (03) 7018 2005

Fee determination

Waverley is a membership based organisation which means all members have a collective responsibility and ‘ownership’ over the club.  The Executive Committee is then a group of members elected to make decisions in the best interest of the Club.

In this regard, the Executive Committee has spent significant time discussing the appropriate 2020 membership fees.  We have taken into consideration a number of factors including the costs of the Club for the 2020 winter hockey season, the hockey activity that was made available to the different groups of players and the ongoing financial stability of the Club.

We believe the final membership fee rates are a balanced outcome.  The Club will make a loss for the year ended 30 September 2020 so we are impacting on our membership reserves that have built up over prior years.  We also recognise that the fees partly represent a contribution to the ongoing viability of the club which is the collective responsibility we all hold as current members of Waverley.

From a Club point of view, we are looking at collecting under $50,000 in fees.  The expected costs for the year add up to over $70,000 with the following breakdown and the club has also lost significant revenue compared to prior years from sales in the canteen, hiring of the pitch to schools and sponsorship.

2020 membership fees

Fee CategoryMembership Fee
Under 10 / Stick to hockey / Hook into hockeyNo fee
All under 12 & under 14/16 Pennant & District$100
Under 14 & under 16 Shield$120
Senior Pennant$130
Senior Premier League / Premier League Reserve$250
Masters$100

Juniors playing Seniors will be levied both the applicable Junior fee and Senior fee.
Goalkeepers will be levied at the same rate as field players for their applicable unit/grade.

Fee collection

The processes to collect fees will vary based on if you have already registered for 2020 and been invoiced for 2020 fees as follows:

2020 unregistered members

Regular members of the Waverley Hockey Club who had not officially registered to play in 2020 will receive an invoice from the club shortly for the fees listed above.  We ask that you please pay these fees as soon as possible and consider a donation to the Club through our Australian Sports Foundation registration (details will be included on the invoice).

No further action is required after payment of this invoice is made – please disregard the sections below.

2020 registered members

Members that officially registered for winter in 2020 would have received an invoice. We are asking you to consider the following options for the difference between the original 2020 fee rates and the new fee rates.

For example, a Masters Player was originally due to pay (or has paid) $600 for the season which has now been revised down to $100.
We are asking that Masters Player consider the following options for the $500 difference between the original $600 fee and the new $100 fee.

Pledge

Members can pledge the excess amount to the Club to be used to cover expenses and offset lost revenue.

This will also be the default option where we do not hear from a member who has paid an amount above the new fee rates to avoid ongoing administration to follow up responses.

Donation

Members can donate the excess amount to the Club through our Australian Sports Foundation (ASF) registration.

Where this option is selected the Club will manage the donation process. If you have not paid your invoice in full then please pay this invoice as soon as possible so that we can forward funds to ASF in your name. This payment amount is likely to be tax deductible in your 2020/21 income tax return and you will receive a Tax Invoice via email from the ASF.

Refund

Members who wish to receive a refund of the excess amount paid will need to provide the Club with your bank account details.

Select your preference

Please select one of the above options by clicking on the button below to open the response form and follow the prompts:

Select your preference

 

Financial hardship

The Club is conscious the COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on the community including financial stress for some members and the Club has an ongoing commitment to support members in financial hardship.  Therefore, if you would like a confidential discussion in relation to fee relief, please contact either:

Questions

As mentioned above, the Q&A session on Thursday 3rd September at 7pm conducted via Zoom is the best forum to ask any questions. However if you prefer you can also contact your unit executive committee member:

Juniors: Nikki Gerling – juniors@waverleyhc.org.au
Women’s: Ally Rake-Bolt – president-women@waverleyhc.org.au
Men’s: Geoff Greaves – president-men@waverleyhc.org.au
Masters: Alan Ballard – masters@waverleyhc.org.au