Membership

Membership enquiries and applications should be made to the Membership Secretary:

Mrs Sue Johnson
Le Touquet,
Station Road,
Elsenham,
Bishop's Stortford,
Hertfordshire, CM22 6LG
Tel: 01279 812704
E-mail: osgbmembership@yahoo.co.uk

If you would like to give someone membership to the society as a gift, please contact the Membership Secretary at the above address.

The Value of Membership

Belonging to the society offers an extraordinary range of opportunities which can enhance your knowledge and enjoyment of orchids.

As an OSGB member you will get:

  • Four issues of our quarterly full-colour Journal (the 18-month Subscription includes six issues of the Journal).
  • Free entrance to OSGB meetings which include lectures, a raffle, table shows where your plants are judged and the option for members to bring plants for sale or to buy plants. There also plenty of networking opportunities with other orchid growers which will improve your knowledge of orchids. We also run an annual photographic and art competition.
  • Access to a wide range of books and periodicals devoted to orchids through our Library.

Members can contribute in whatever way suits them best: join the committee, learn about judging, travel with a group, stage exhibits at shows, help set up the hall for meetings, write for the Journal or simply enjoy attending meetings.

Join the OSGB

Step 1: Choose the level of membership and any add-ons

Please check the Subscription Rate section for more information. The membership rate depends on application date, your age, your home address (Europe or elsewhere) and whether you want to add additional family members to your subscription.

Step 2: Decide whether you want to support the Society through Gift Aid

Membership subscriptions are qualifying gifts eligible for tax relief under the Gift Aid scheme. Please tick the appropriate box on the application form if you wish to make a Gift Aid declaration.

Step 3: Get the membership forms

Membership application forms can be downloaded from this page (as pdf or word document) or can be printed by clicking on the printer link below. They may also be obtained from the Membership Secretary.

Step 4: Fill out the membership form and send to Membership Secretary

Fill out the form and send a signed paper copy to our Membership Secretary. The form includes the option to pay by cheque or postal order (to be enclosed with the application), Visa or MasterCard, or by Standing Order.

Alternatively, you can make the payment by PayPal through our payment page. You will need to send an electronic copy of the membership application form to our Membership Secretary. Please make sure that you choose the payment options that match the choices you made in step 1 and 2.

Renewal of subscription
Unless you have chosen to pay for your subscription by Standing Order, you will need to renew your membership every year by sending a cheque or postal order, instructions to pay by Visa or MasterCard to our Membership Secretary, or by paying the correct amount by PayPal through our payment page.

Membership form:

APPLICATION FOR MEMBERSHIP - OSGB

The Orchid Society of Great Britain

APPLICATION FOR MEMBERSHIP

To: The Membership Secretary, Mrs Sue Johnson, Le Touquet, Station Road, Elsenham, Bishop’s Stortford,

Hertfordshire, CM22 6LG

I/We hereby apply for membership of the Orchid Society of Great Britain

Title _____________ Initial(s) _______________ Surname ________________________________________

Address ______________________________________________________________________________________

____________________________________________________________________________________________

Post Code: _____________________________ Telephone No: _________________________________________

Email: ________________________________ Mobile:_______________________________________________

Annual Subscription:

 

 

Individual

£

20.00

Additional family member at same address

£

5.00

Young Person (aged 21 and under)

£

15.00

Overseas postage supplement:

 

 

Europe

£

7.00

Rest of the world

£

10.00

Between 1 July and 1 December a special 18-month membership is available to new members

Individual

£

30.00

Additional family member at same address

£

7.50

Young Person (aged 21 and under)

£

22.50

Overseas postage supplement:

 

 

Europe

£

10.50

Rest of the world

£

15.00

TOTAL

Method of Payment, in sterling please

(Tick box below)

Details

Please complete box applicable

I enclose a cheque/PO for £ ………………... made payable to:

The Orchid Society of Great Britain

Your subscription is a qualifying gift eligible for tax relief. Please tick this box if you wish to make a Gift Aid declaration (UK tax payers only)

Please debit my MasterCard

Visa

(please circle appropriate card)

Card No. __ __ __ __

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Expiry date __ __ /__ __

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Please collect my subscription by Standing Order, see next page

Please treat as Gift Aid donations all qualifying gifts of money made until I notify you otherwise. I confirm that I have paid or will pay an amount of UK Income Tax and/or Capital Gains Tax for each tax year (6April to 5April) that is at least equal to the amount of tax that all the charities or Community Amateur Sports Clubs (CASCs) that I donate to will reclaim on my gifts for that tax year. I understand other taxes such as VAT and Council Tax do not qualify. I understand other taxes such as VAT and Council Tax do not quality. I understand that the Orchid Society of Great Britain will reclaim 25p of tax on every £1 that I give.

Signature: ________________________________

Date:____________________

The Orchid Society of Great Britain

STANDING ORDER INSTRUCTION

To: The Manager ______________________________________________ Bank PLC

____________________________________________________________ (Name and Address

____________________________________________________________ of Members’ Bank)

____________________________________________________________

Please pay to National Westminster Bank PLC, Sidcup Branch,

Sort Code 60-19-19

for the credit of The Orchid Society of Great Britain, Account Number 33618968

the sum of £………on receipt of this Order, and a further sum of £………………

on the 1st January 20……..

and annually thereafter until further notice, quoting the reference ………………..(please leave blank)

and charge my/our account accordingly.

This instruction cancels any previous order in favour of the Orchid Society of Great Britain.

Name(s) of Account Holder(s):

_______________________________________________________________________________

Account Number: ____________________________________

Sort code: ____- ____ - ____

Member’s name in full: ____________________________________________________________

Member’s address: ________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________________________

Signature: ____________________________

Date: __________________________________

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Subscription rates from 1 November 2015:

12-month Subscription
All subscriptions are due on 1st January unless new members have a special arrangement to cover 18 months.

Single member:

£20.00

Each additional family member:

£5.00

Young person (aged 21 and under):

£15.00

Overseas postage (Europe):

£7.00

Overseas postage (Rest of the world)

£10.00

18-month Subscription
Between 1 July and 1 December we offer an 18-month membership covering the rest of the current year and the whole of the next. This offer is only available to new members.

Single member:

£30.00

Each additional family member:

£7.50

Young person (aged 21 and under):

£22.50

Overseas postage (Europe):

£10.50

Overseas postage (Rest of the world)

£15.00

Contact:

Please contact the Orchid Society of Great Britain via the Secretary:
Mrs Val Micklewright 103 North Road, Three Bridges, Crawley, West Sussex, RH10 1SQ