A comprehensive review of the DBSC's policies and practices has revealed a horrible secret: we used to take money from the merchants of death. The 1962-63 Australian Championships hosted by DBSC provides the evidence: click here.
Apart from being amoral, we have taken the policy off our books because our membership is now paying their subscriptions prior to the start of our financial year start (1 May), or at least 55% of our members have this year.
For the members yet to pay their invoice, please ensure you PUT YOUR NAME BOX when you do the electronic funds transfer, please? Madame Secretary and Troublemaker don't need more work doing reconciliations.
We would like to get all the fees soon so your Politburo can spend the money wisely (by shopping around, etc) and be ready for the unofficial start to our season on 6 August 2016 (yes, some sail all year around - see doodle invite).
The other advantage of getting fees early and spending early, is that your fellow members on the committee can enjoy the sailing season instead of doing admin, purchasing and repairs.
If you haven't paid your fee yet, please help us.
Finally, if there is a problem with paying fees (e.g. you lost your job, getting a divorce, have drank the Kool-Aid supplied by a "financial advisor" or "wealth management" advisor, etc), you should have a chat to the People's Prince, Troublemaker or Madame Secretary.