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The Essex Association of Change Ringers   President: The Right Reverend the Lord Bishop of Chelmsford


Categories of Membership

CategoryQualificationEntitlement
Ringing Member live within the boundaries of the Association and
  • is able to ring changes to a standard suitable for Sunday Service ringing on tower bells or to ring handbells. Changes shall be deemed to include method ringing, call changes and tenor cover on tower bells. Handbell ringers shall be capable of ringing methods on two bells retained in hand, and
  • chooses to pay an annual subscription
  • may vote at meetings of the Association
  • may become an officer of the Association
  • eligible to ring in peals rung for the Association
  • covered by the Association insurance
  • may receive a copy of the Annual Report
Junior Member As above (aged under eighteen on 1st January) As above with the exception that you cannot become an officer of the Association
Friend a non-ringer who wishes to be associated with and support the objects and activities of the Association but who is not eligible for membership under any other category
  • covered by the Association insurance
  • may receive a copy of the Annual Report
  • cannot vote at meetings
Life Vice-Presidents are Ringing Members honoured by the Association for their exemplary service and substantial contribution to the operation of both a District and the Association for over 20 years
  • as for Ringing Members
  • free from annual subscriptions
Life Members are Ringing Members or Friends honoured for their substantial contribution to their tower and District for an extended period (over 20 years) or who have been Ringing Members for at least 50 years
  • as for Ringing Members
  • free from annual subscriptions
Non-Resident Life Member (NRLM) one qualified to be a Ringing Member who does not live within the Association boundaries and who does not wish to pay an annual subscription. Usually a peal ringer from elsewhere. Ringing Members who have paid five consecutive years subscriptions may become NRLM on moving away on paying the current year’s subscription. NRLM’s moving into the Association area become Ringing Members on payment of current subscription without election
  • not covered by the Association insurance
  • cannot vote at meetings
  • may receive a copy of the Annual Report for the year in which they were elected

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