DRESSAGE WINNIPEG MEMBERSHIP DETAILS
There are two categories of membership in Dressage Winnipeg: Regular and Associate. Regular members may be Junior, Senior or Family members. All Associate and Regular members enjoy the following privileges:
- Reduced member rates at Dressage Winnipeg clinics or information sessions
- Newsletters and bulletins
- Regular members are eligible to compete at Dressage Winnipeg shows, stand for election to the Board of Directors, and vote at the Annual General Meeting.
The active involvement of volunteers is vital to Dressage Winnipeg so that it can offer well-run and affordable shows, events and benefits to its members. To ensure that volunteers can be counted on when needed, the volunteer portion of the Regular membership in Dressage Winnipeg has proven to be an essential component. Here's how it works.
When you join Dressage Winnipeg as a Regular Junior, Senior or Family member, you commit to DW for at least eight hours of volunteer time during the course of the year. Most people choose to volunteer at the horse shows, but other volunteer options are possible. The eight volunteer hours can be worked all at once or in variable combinations. The Volunteer Positions descriptions are outlined here.
The Volunteer Committee will attempt to schedule you in to your preferred area as indicated on your membership form. Please contact the Volunteer Coordinator to confirm your commitment. Sooner will be better than later.
Members are expected to volunteer their own time, but a friend or relative may also fulfill the commitment. Your commitment to volunteer is secured with a separate post-dated cheque that accompanies your membership form. Your volunteer security cheque for $140.00 should be post-dated for 1 October 2013. If you fulfill your volunteer commitment your cheque will be destroyed. If for some reason you do not fulfill at least eight hours of volunteer time during the year, your cheque will be cashed.
If eight hours of volunteering is not something you can work into your schedule then you can take the option of immediately paying out your $140.00 with your membership form. Please note that an eight-hour/$140.00 Volunteer Commitment is required for TWO Regular members (Junior or Senior) out of the total family (2 Seniors and unlimited Juniors) in each Family membership.
**Please note: Remember that current MHC membership is valid until March 15, 2013! Applications for the upcoming MHC membership year of March 16, 2013 to March 15, 2013 will be issued and accepted beginning early February 2013. Applications will be issued via mail to all current MHC members and posted here. Online membership renewal now available!