Membership - Join Us / Renew Dues.
If you are an existing Member and need to renew your annual DUES, see section far below, due on 1st Sept (strictly 30days).
The Club prefers renewals be paid during Sept, and not earlier, so that fundings happen in the financial year.
If you want to join and are interested in anything to do with wood, then we extend to you our invitation to visit us. You can arrive as a visitor up to three times, ANYTIME the club is open. You cannot use equipment (other than the coffee machine!) until you become a financial member, but you can get a feel for the activities, facilities and meet other like-minded Woodies. Subject to COVID19, come along on the 1st Wednesday of the month (7:15PM, except Jan) at the monthly Member's Meeting night..
No experience with woodworking is needed, although a passion and interest is expected and be ready to ask questions!
(Please note the club does not offer formal tuition, members simply informally share their knowledge.)
Our Club members will be only too happy to share their general woodworking experiences and hospitality with you, but remember, they too have their projects to do as well! However if you desire to participate in a particular wood speciality, join a project group and become involved in some of the activities we regularly enjoy.
CARERS Inerested in mentoring/monitoring Members. KDWC can cater for people who attend with a Carer. It is a requirement that the Carer become a full member too, and be in charge of the Member attending. Therefore, it is expected that the Carer too, has a passion for woodworking and be 100% active in projects as a duo. All this is subject to capabilities.
From carving, wood-turning, furniture building, modelling, rocking horse making, to just talking about wood related matters.
Explore the Club facilities offered by KDWC. Membership costs are modest, so come along to meet us.
You are under no obligation to join when you visit, so come and learn more about the fascinating and rewarding world of WOOD!
Simple way to JOIN and enjoy:
1. Download and Fill out APPLICATION FORM,
(PLEASE use online form below)
2. Read all the SAFETY PROCEDURES
Do online: knoxwoodies.org.au/safety
4. Send your JOINING FEE (fees below)
plus Annual Subscription
to BSB: 633 000 Acct: 1200 82748
EFTPOS reference: JOIN Surname, Initials
if RENEWING? please provide MemberID DUES
5. Review the Members HANDBOOK and
SUPPLEMENT for COVID19 (June 2021)
Upon receipt of your forms and fees,
the Club will prepare a BADGE with your
Club ID, and email you to to let you know.
Standard Membership costs (1st Sept - 31st Aug)
(as at 1st Sept 2023, and subject to change)
- Initial JOINING FEE $50.00 PLUS
no discounts apply
- Annual Subscription DUES cover to EOY Aug 31st
NEW / renewals $100.00
Full fee payable in advance for year ending 31st Aug.
If joining from 1st Dec, allow a 25% discount off annual fee.
If joining mid year from 1st March, allow a 50% discount,
or after 1st June, allow a 75% discount off annual fee.
If joining in the last month of the financial year (August),
your membership will count towards the following year.
General Associate "Junior "Membership
for age 12-15, also requires additional membership by
an adult, is at a concessional 50% reduced rate
of $50.00 pa (plus joining fee).
No pro-rata half/quarterly year discounts apply.
- Any queries? just click this 'contact' page
or refer to typical queries at: https://www.knoxwoodies.org.au/typical-questions
RENEWING your subscription DUES for another year?
On BANK REF, state: <Your MemberID> DUES
Membership DUES cover the period 1st Sept to 31st Aug. and must be paid STRICTLY within the month of Sept, relating to the funding year.
Members should await an email (1st Sept) outlining the correct fees applicable for the coming year, and pay them strictly in the month of September. (not before or after!) Fees fall due on 1st Sept, and must be paid within 30 days, or ongoing membership will LAPSE, and a fresh joining fee and annual dues would become applicable. This approach helps ensure that all members are fully financial for voting at AGM, and the Club can prepare new BADGES in a timely manner.
How membership applications are processed at KDWC
Following is the procedure for managing the Member Ties MEMBERSHIP system
Note, there are THREE ONLINE forms that can be used via email too:
All applications for new membership come to Secretary: email@example.com by email (as a bi-product of firstly going to the Treasurer) so that they are known to the Committee from the outset
Monies may arrive, but the signed Safety Awareness Agreement must be signed and filed
before being active.
Treasurer ENTERS NEW MEMBERS details along with obtaining (from Member Ties),
a RECEIPT for the specific YEAR BOOK
and uses that receipt number as a cross reference when processing monies in the Accounting System.
Treasurer and Secretary to liaise on the money and safety form being completed to their satisfaction.
Secretary can then print off an updated REPORT: “Members Directory with ID (4x)”
Secretary can print off a BADGE for the new member (using Member Ties)
- report: "Membership CARD for latest joining" (extracts those joining in last 4-8 weeks)
RARE: When an existing member advises CHANGES by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
then things like changed email, phone, address or emergency contact info, is edited into the system by Secretary
In August each year, Treasurer can prepare final reports of full membership
and set the next YEAR book for receipting
From September, any renewals for membership would be processed by Treasurer for the next year
(Memebrs should AWAIT notification on 1st Sept, about how much to pay for the new year. AS the Club's Accounting is based on CASH (not accruals) it is desired that membership funds arrive in relevent year)
The Grace period was shorted to just 30 dyas (the month of Sept). Prior to the GRACE PERIOD ending (say mid Sept) Treasurer prepares a report of UNFINANCIAL members to chase up, and to find out the reason for not renewing.
After GRACE PERIOD, (after 30th Sept) Treasurer prepares a list of ALUMNI for prior year, being those that allowed their membership to lapse.
At ANY TIME, the newsletter team can obtain Birthday information straight from the system,
as well as a list of the latest joining members last month, for adding their email addresses to the Newsletter Circulation.
New batch of membership cards (Badges) for Regular as well as Special Member Status,
to be produced at end of GRACE period for use for the rest of the financial year (plus next grace period).
(Because everyone is a potential renewed member till finally lapsing at the end of the next Grace Period.)