I.D Cards, Individual Membership and Policy Updates

Last year, the use of I.D cards was introduced for weigh-in at National competitions. This year, every card holder will be entered into a draw to win a range of prizes on offer. These cards will also now be used at competition entrances to gain entry for €5 instead of the typical €10 charged by most shows. These cards are only valid for 1 year, so they need to be renewed for 2018, if you haven’t already done so. New cards will be valid for the new affiliation year, which runs until March 31st 2019.

As passed at this year’s AGM, it is now a requirement of the Association, under article 7.3 of the constitution, for all members to affiliate as individual members of the association and to pay the annual €50 subscription. This applies to everyone, whether they are officials, or individual club members. Once each member completes the individual membership application process, they will be issued with a new I.D card.

In order to make this process as straight forward as possible, the individual membership application process will be done online here

There is also a link in the main website menu. The payment of €50 will be taken online using a credit or debit card. Payment will be handled securely using Stripe Payment Services. Stripe is one of the worlds most trusted and fastest growing processors of online payments and the company’s products are live in 25 different countries. Last year, 40% of people across the UK and Ireland have bought something online using Stripe.

If you have any queries around the individual affiliation process, you can contact Anthony Pender at a.pender@irishtugofwar.com or by phone on 087 2781855.

 

Also added to the website are the updated Code of Conduct here, and the Data Protection Policy here. Both documents have also been added to the main menu, under the “About” heading.

The Data Protection Policy has been updated in order to ensure the Association is compliant with new GDPR rules coming into force, Europe wide. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a regulation by which the European Parliament, the Council of the European Union and the European Commission intend to strengthen and unify data protection for all individuals within the European Union (EU). The GDPR significantly changes data protection law in Europe, strengthening the rights of individuals and increasing the obligations on organisations.

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