New procedures for 2020:
From January 2020, we will require all new and renewing members to read and understand some documentation that will ensure we are all aware of the risks associated with rowing, and what we need to do as club members to reduce these risks.
Step 1 – River Safety Video:
The Qld Government in conjunction with Rowing Qld has compiled a short 16-minute video on general river safety guidelines. You need to watch this before you apply or re-apply for membership. The link to the video is here:
Step 2 – Water Safety Education:
Rowing Qld has also developed 2 courses on water safety, that is particularly relevant to rowers. They can take up to an hour to complete, so give yourself enough time to understand the concepts and detail in each course for your own benefit. Do these courses! The link to these courses is here: http://learning.rowingqld.asn.au/ Just select the Rowing Qld Safety Course 1. Brisbane River and the Rowing Qld Safety Course 2. All Areas They are free to do. The links appear to be a bit broken in December 2019. RQ will advise when these links are working again.
Step 3 – Safety Management Plan:
The club has developed a Safety Management Plan. You will need to have read this document, and acknowledge that you will adhere to the guidelines that are published in the document. It can be found here:
Brisbane and GPS Rowing Club Safety Management Plan 2013 This document is being updated and refreshed for 2020. It is worth reading to understand what topics are covered in this manual.
Step 4 – Renewing Members Procedure:
When you have completed the steps above, you can renew your 2020 membership in the box at the bottom of this page.
If your details in Revolutionise are incorrect, then we will not be able to contact you. If you have not registered in Revolutionise, you will NOT be able to enter into Regattas in 2020.
To renew your membership:
1. Below is an example of the renewal procedure. Click on the following link Your Membership Renewal to complete this process for your own registration. Once you enter your name and DOB, you can select the type of RQ Registration you require. Options are mainly Competitive or Non Competitive. You will then need to ADD club membership charges of volunteer annual membership or non-volunteer for 2020.
2. Now select what type of Club Membership you require, and if you want any extras such as boat storage.
3. Then click on “Renew Membership“
4. This will generate an invoice associated with your registration type which will be emailed to your registered email address. Please check your ‘junk’ folder if you do not receive this invoice. Please ignore the note about the 2% credit card fee. That fee is not passed on to you on the final invoice.
5. Please make payment via credit card from the invoice that is emailed to you after you have renewed your membership.
Step 5 – You are now a valid B&GPS Member for 2020
When you have done all of that …. Welcome to another year of rowing at Brisbane & GPS Rowing Club. We hope you have many wonderful rows and lots of great water. If you are joining part way through the year or would like a quote for family membership please contact the club for membership fees prorated over the course of the year.
Memberships are due and payable by the 31st January 2020 at the latest. Please complete the registration process above with the appropriate payment to the Club by no later than 31st January 2020.
If you have any queries about your renewal or what fees to pay (particularly if you have a family membership), please do not hesitate to contact the club by emailing the Club Administration here.
Revolutionise Club Registration
Rowing Qld Inc (RQI) – Scale of Fees Model
RQI have documented how their Scale of Fees model is to be interpreted to reduce confusion about who pays for what. The details are below:
Please note: All age calculations are based on your age up to and including 31st December 2020. If you have your 18th birthday during 2020, then you are Under 19 by the 31st December 2020
2020 Competitive: For all rowers, coxes and coaches aged over 18 who compete in Rowing Queensland, Rowing Australia or any other State rowing association regattas. This includes regattas such as the Australian National Championships, Australian Masters Championships, the Head of the Yarra, etc. It is important to ensure that all athletes competing at the National Championships are currently registered with Rowing Queensland. Cost: $121.00
2020 Junior Competitive: The same as Competitive, except for rowers, coxes and coaches aged 18 and under. Cost: $72.00
2020 Recreational: For rowers, coxes and coaches who row, but do not compete at Rowing Queensland, Rowing Australia or any other State rowing association regattas. If a Recreational member chooses to compete at a regatta, for example, the Head of the Yarra, they must upgrade to the relevant Competitive or Junior Competitive registration. Cost: $42.00
2020 Social: For club members who do not row, coach or cox at all, but are still involved in club activities, for example, volunteers, boat race officials, parents, supporters, committee members, etc. Cost: $22.00
2020 Limited: Specifically for people participating in a rowing program with a limited time-frame, for example, Learn to Row or Corporate rowing. Limited registration lasts for 3 months after the initial registration, and does not allow participants to compete in regattas outside of those specific to their rowing program. Cost: $15.00.
2020 Coach: Specifically for members who do not row They just require registration as a Coach to be able to be entered into Rowing Manager as a competition coach. $22.00