The AGM noted that OSS subscriptions are significantly cheaper than most breed societies and represent great value for money. Most rates are unchanged for 2020, but Associate Membership subscriptions will rise.
Secretary Carolyn Southern explained that the subs have not increased since the Associate Membership category was introduced and, unfortunately, no longer cover costs.
As in previous years, a discount will be offered to all members renewing online using the LoveAdmin payment service by 31 January, and – for the first time – this will also apply to Associate Members.
For 2020, subscription rates are as follows:
|£30 (£20 from 1 July)
|All Other Methods
LoveAdmin is a secure payments portal that allows members to pay their subscriptions by credit card, PayPal, bank transfer or Direct Debit. The Society hopes that all members will make use of the service, setting up a recurring payment authority as this significantly reduces our administrative overheads.
Members will receive a reminder email to renew their subscriptions in December.
The Society has been working to keep our costs to a minimum and there is therefore no change to fees for 2020:
|Transfers of Ownership
|Registrations in year of birth*
|£5 (£4 online)
|£10 (£8 online)
*Previously birth notified ram lambs may be registered within 3 years without penalty