Organisation and Membership

Organisation and Membership

Mercia Canoe Club is a voluntary not for profit club, run by a committee of volunteers. We are run as a Section of Coventry Canal Society and we are Affiliated to British Canoeing.

If you have any suggestions for improvement, then please let us know. A General Meeting is held in January after the financial accounting period to the end of December. All members are welcome to attend.

Membership of the club is valid for one year and includes membership of Coventry Canal Society. Membership fees are not refundable. If you want to bring any friends or family down to the club to paddle, they will need to pay the visitor’s fee. You will also be liable to pay visitor’s fees whilst your membership renewal is outstanding.

Membership Fees (2020)

Senior £50 Additional Senior £45
Junior (under 18) £25 Additional Junior £20
Full time student £40

Membership application forms can be obtained by visiting us at the Canal Basin, or downloaded as a PDF file. Please read and complete all the information requested on handling your data.

Family membership rates are available to additional members of a family provided one full rate senior membership has been paid.

Whilst your Mercia Canoe Club membership is current for a year, your membership of Coventry Canal Society lapses on January 1st each year and you will not be able to attend the Canal Society AGM held in March, unless you have renewed by that date.

Please update us if your address, telephone number or email address change. When your renewal is due you will be sent a reminder by the membership secretary, at which time you will have the option to renew via electronic bank transfer, cash or a cheque at the club.

Storage for members’ boats is available at the discretion of the committee, and is largely dependent on there being sufficient space in the club. Storage fees are payable from the date the canoe is stored and are payable again at your next renewal.

Boat Storage Fees (2020)

First boat £10
Additional boats £5

Participation Statement

Canoeing and Kayaking are “Assumed risk, water contact” sports, that may carry attendant risks. Participants should be aware of and accept these risks and be responsible for their own actions and involvement.

However, you will be encouraged to improve your skills and improve your awareness of the risks and how to control them. The club is affiliated to the British Canoeing and coaches are able to help you improve your skills.

The club has adopted and follows these Policies and Procedures;

General Data Protection Policy

Child and Vulnerable Groups Protection Policy

Health and Safety Policy

Risk Assessments and Operating Procedures