The membership fee and annual subscription were last revised at the
2004 A.G.M., and is currently 60 euros for initial membership fee, and
40 euros annual subscription (i.e., 100 euros for the first year and 40
euros per year thereafter), payable by standing order.
Your annual subscription goes towards defraying the operating costs
of the Comharchumann, including such expenses as grass cutting, water
rates, repairs and maintenance, and insurance, as well as providing
subvention to the various sub-groups such as Pitch and Putt, Tennis,
Basketball and Football. Without your contribution, we would be unable
to operate the valuable community facilities currently offered and
maintained, on a voluntary basis.
The rules of the CO-OP can be dowloaded at the link below.
Benefits of Membership
- Since 2012, new members joining Bearna Tennis club are automatically enrolled as members of the Co-Op see http://www.barnatennisclub.com/
- Membership confers the right to use the MUGA for various sports activities on a pre-booked basis
- Membership confers the right to play tennis (only) on the tarmac courts when not in use by Bearna Tennis Club
- Discount on green fees in Bearna Golf Club on production of proof of Co-Op membership
- All fully paid-up members are shareholders in the Co-Op, who may vote at A.G.M.s/E.G.M.s/S.G.M.s. Access to the facilities is restricted to members whose current year’s subscription is paid up to date.
Benefits of Co-Ops
- The main advantage is the limited liability of the incorporated
company (i.e.- the liability of the individual members to their share
capital). This means the individual shareholders liability is limited
to the amount he/she has invested in the company.
- It provides for continuity of existence. Unlike a sole
proprietorship, a corporation has an unlimited life span. The
corporation will continue to exist even if the shareholders die or
leave the business, or if the ownership of the business changes.
- Corporations also have more ability to raise money, which may make
it easier for your business to grow and develop. It is a 'body
corporate', with the ability to act in its own right, to sue and to be
sued, to make contracts, to give credit and to borrow money.
- It provides a framework within which the members (or shareholders)
can formalise the relations with each other. Major fund raising
decisions are taken at general meetings of members, whereas the
practical running of the organisation is usually left to a committee of
management or board of directors, elected by and from amongst the
members. The Rules make detailed provision as to how authority in the
organisation is to be exercised.