How do I contact the Club? The Leander Club office is closed until further notice. Whilst post will be checked, please be aware that if you write to the Club, there will be a delay in responding. Please email either:
General – firstname.lastname@example.org. Accounts Related – email@example.com
My membership details have changed, what should I do? If your contact details change please contact firstname.lastname@example.org Members can access their membership profiles online via the top right-hand corner of the website. You will need the email address registered at the Club and membership number (on your membership card) to enter. Here, you can update your details, pay your subscription and ordinarily, organise a letter of introduction for one of our reciprocal Clubs
Membership Subscriptions We will be without income from events (particularly the Regatta), accommodation, food and drinks for an unknown period. In addition, although Leander is closed, the club has essential ongoing expenditure. Whilst the Government’s furlough scheme will, we hope, reduce the deficit, maintaining the clubhouse and staffing costs will require us to dip into our reserves to an unknown extent. As Members you are the bedrock of the Club and your subscriptions are critical for the Club to be able to weather the storm ahead. Your support during this global crisis is very much appreciated.
These events in 2020 are unprecedented; Leander staff, athletes and Members alike are all affected. Once there is greater clarity on when Clubs can reopen and collective training can recommence, we will be in a better position to consider our options for Members going forward. Until then, we wish you good health and the strength to get through any tough times you may be facing.
You can pay your subscription via this website, (Access via the top right-hand corner of the website. You will need the email address registered at the Club and membership number (on your membership card) to enter). If you are an overseas member and want to pay subscriptions by card, please contact email@example.com
HRR Member’s pack Due to the uncertainty of the Regatta, the Club had already taken the decision to delay forwarding the packs. However, we are aware that some Members may wish to receive their 2020 Leander Regatta badge. Please notify the office once we reopen and these will be dispatched to you.
Athletes The pandemic and resulting cancellation of the Regatta and postponement of the Olympics is a huge disappointment for all the Leander rowers. All the athletes are continuing to train at home whilst being supported throughout this difficult period by Mark Banks and his team. Our aim is to be as prepared as we can be when collective training recommences.
Staff arrangements during the closure In light of the recent statements from the Government with regards the closure of Clubs and the financial aid packages available for employees, the Leander Club Committee has taken the difficult decision to furlough the majority of the office and house staff as from Monday 6th April. This will reduce our staffing costs and best protect our long-term finances. The remote Office with effect from 5pm on Friday 3rd April. From 6th April the General Manager and Finance Controller will continue to operate remotely, while the remaining staff will stay at home for the time being. We’d like to thank all the staff for their understanding during this difficult time and look forward to seeing them all back at work as soon as we are able.
How is the Club monitoring the situation? Leander Club is following the latest Government guidelines with regards to covid-19 and will continue to do.
How will I be kept informed of how the situation is developing? We will continue to keep all our Members and athletes informed of any significant changes to the current situation through the website and our Hippo Happening Bulletins. In the meantime, our rowing coaches remain in regular contact with the athletes. We would encourage you to support them by following their progress through the Club website and social media accounts (Facebook, Instagram and Twitter).
AGM At present the AGM is due to be held on 28th June. However, we are in contact with Companies Houseand reviewing ongoing developments in Government guidance. The audited accounts will be available shortly on the website and members will be advised in due course of arrangements for the AGM.