In recognition of the lack of ESCLA events and activities during lockdown members from season 2020/21 had their subscriptions for 2021/22 re-newed free of charge.
During 2021/22 ESCLA has been in a state of hibernation due to issues entirely related to the previous two years of Covid restrictions, we did however manage to remain open for the sourcing of match tickets though of course those were still in short supply. The relocation of our Social Sec, Rob Madigan, to the Isle of Wight has been a major blow, he intended to try and continue in his post from there but has found it untenable and resigned at the end of the season. His departure leaves a big hole for any idea we had of resuming social events during 2022/23 and so the forthcoming season is going to be one of transition out of hibernation.
The Committee has decided therefore to reduce our current three tiered membership subscription levels to two – Single Member at £20 per season and Family Membership at £30 per season. HOWEVER as we have had no major expenses to pay out for this last season except the newletter ( we have not had to pay for the AGM for example), we will for season 2022/23 only, reduce fees by 50%, Single Member for 2022/23 is £10, Family Membership £15. Fees will revert to £20 and £30 for 2023/24.