ok here are the realities of being a town club.
If you pay for a venue and facilities in advance you don't have to pay VAT which represents a signicant saving.
As a brand new town club we don't have a lot of cash just lying about.
Therefore we need to raise the money for the first term booking up front.
Also as we are paying for every session we need a level of comittment from students to match the financial and time investment of the Instructors. (All of the Instructors have agreed to pay mat fees for the forseeable future)
So for these reasons, the following fincial decisions were agreed at the meeting a few weeks ago.
Cardiff Jitsu Caerdydd
An anual club membership fee of Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â£5
A TJF membership of Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â£20
and mat fees of either
15 sessions paid for in advance at Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â£3 a session = Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â£45
A weekly fee of Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â£4 per session.
Basically if you can afford it and you think you're going to make the 75% of sessions required to grade then it makes sense to pay in advance. If you can't afford it or if aren't sure how many sessions you'll make then it makes sense to pay as you go.
Enough people have already comitted to paying advance to allow me to book the first term of sessions but we need to raise enough money to pay in advance for term two by Xmas.
Also we need to take advantage of our new Town Status to build the club from the population of Cardiff... so watch this space.
It would be very very helpful
if anyone who is planning on training at the new club in September could drop me an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
to confirm and also let me know which of the payment options they'll be using.