A MESSAGE TO OUR MEMBERS FROM OUR CHAIR
Thank you for continuing to be a member of the Canterbury Society, working to make our City a better place to live.
We have been receiving feedback from our members. Many find it difficult to renew their subscriptions. So do others who wish to join the Society. As a result we have decided to follow the path of other voluntary and civic societies and to introduce an on-line system. This will make things much easier for you.
If you are already a paid-up member, your details will be transferred automatically from our old database including your annual renewal date. A few weeks before this renewal date, you will receive an automated emailing asking you to confirm (or decline) that you wish to remain a member. If you do, you will be invited to visit our website www.canterburysociety.org.uk to provide your payment details via credit or debit card. These details will be securely stored. You will still have the opportunity to pay by cheques but we would much prefer that you didn’t as it creates so much work for our treasurer.
Once you have provided your debit/credit card details, your subscription will automatically renew on an annual basis (unless you decide not to renew) from the date you joined. You will receive an email notifying your payment is due. Once paid you will receive an email confirming this has been done. No further action on your part is required.
This new system will allow us to grow our membership and to be an even more powerful voice in the community. It will give us a more sustainable future.
Some members have yet to pay their subscriptions for this year. Probably because the old system was so cumbersome. May I please urge you to do so.
These are difficult times with the coronavirus forcing us to cancel our springtime talks and events. We hope to be back to normal by the summer, please bear with us.
It goes without saying our committee always welcomes ideas from members as to what they would like the Society to be doing. As always, we will do our best to preserve the Canterbury’s heritage and to campaign for environmental, architectural and social changes of all kinds that will enhance the quality of our City.
Kind regards and best wishes,
(Prof) Richard Scase BA, MA, PhD
Chair of the Canterbury Society