Joining or renewing your membership
Membership to Different Strokes is now open for the 2018/2019 dragon boat season for anyone 16 years of age and over!
Six mostly easy steps to join our Club.
Step 1 – Register and Pay Membership Fees for both Different Strokes ($335 for Full or $235 for concession/student card holders) and Dragon Boat New South Wales ($120). Prices are for 2018-2019 Season. Total Full is $455 while Student/Concession is $355. There are reduced Different Strokes fees if you join later in the season (after 1st January), please email membership @differentstrokes.org.au for details. You do this through our membership system called Revoluntionise. Just click REGISTER, fill in your details and finalise it by paying the invoice with your credit/debit card details.
Club fees goes to boat hire and facilities use, race fees and general membership events and activities set by the Board. DBNSW fees goes to insurance.
Step 2 – Complete Play by the Rules: Harassment & Discrimination Module. You do this through the Play by the Rules learning portal. Once completed, please send your certificate to firstname.lastname@example.org. We want to ensure the club is a welcoming and supportive environment for everyone.
Step 3 – Sign Communication Policy. Simply print DS Communication Policy, read, and sign. Then scan and send back to email@example.com. Gives you an idea of what forms of communication to expect from the Board and the club’s members.
Step 4 – Fill in the Medical Questionnaire. Simply print out Medical Questionnaire, read, and sign. Then scan and send back to firstname.lastname@example.org. Let’s the coaches and Board know if there is anything to be aware of when it comes to your participation in the club’s activities.
Step 5 – Obtain a Working with Children’s Check. You’ll need to apply for WWCC and when going through the application under Purpose of check, choose volunteers and then choose ‘Clubs and other bodies providing services to children’ from the drop down menu. Send the clearance letter to email@example.com. We require this check to be completed as our membership is open to junior 16 years old and over.
Step 6 – Come to Training and have fun! The Board of Different Strokes will officially welcome you to the club once your membership has been finalised (completed Steps 1-5). From there you’re ready to train with us when you can. There are no set requirements in attending, but the more trainings you attend the better your 3 T’s will be (Timing, Technique and Teamwork). You’ll also be better placed in race crews at Regattas. You’ll also be approved to join our Members only Facebook page where you’ll find an easy way to speak to the rest of the club on the site. Listen out for announcements at trainings as well as read your emails. We’re always having something on…