Constitution and Standing Orders
Membership of AAC(UK) – OeAV Sektion Britannia for 2013
We are now offering membership for 2013, which is valid from 1 December 2012 up to end January 2014.
You may join or renew by completing this on-line Application Form. Please note that no-one may join or renew over the phone, we do not currently accept payment by Direct Debit and we regret that at the moment if you are renewing we cannot pre-populate the Form for you, but must ask you to complete it in full. Thank you for your understanding.
|2013 Membership Category Definition||Membership
|Born 1953 – 1987||A||£43.50|
|Spouse/partner of A, SEN, JUN or FM member||B||£33.50|
|Born 1952 or earlier||SEN||£33.50|
|Born 1988 – 1994||JUN||£33.50|
|Born 1995 – 2006||JG||£18.00|
|Born 2007 or later||KD||£16.50|
|Children in a Two Parent Family: If both parents are AAC(UK) members (first parent as category A, JUN or SEN, second parent category B) their children born in 1995 or later can receive free membership if their full details are provided.||JG or KD||Free|
|Children in a Single Parent Family . If a bona fide single parent with custody of the child(ren) is an AAC(UK) member (as category A, JUN or SEN) then his/her children born in 1995 or later can receive free membership if their full details are provided. Not available to families with two parents where one parent is not a member. Any false declaration of eligibility may invalidate their insurance cover.
||JG or KD||Free|
|Born 1952 or earlier and awarded 50 year badge for continuous membership . To qualify for the FM membership fee, you must apply for the badge before or when you renew your membership||FM||£7.00|
Membership cards will be issued for each member of the family and show individual membership categories. Children’s cards should be signed by a parent or guardian.
Long Membership Badges
Members who have been in continuous membership of the OeAV/AAC(UK) for 25, 40, 50, 60, or 70 years qualify for an honorary badge at each of these milestones. If you believe that you qualify for any of these badges please notify the AAC(UK) Office.
The Membership Year
The membership year is the calendar year. Membership commences at midnight on the day the membership application is processed by the AAC(UK) Office (or 1 December 2012, if later).
Membership is extended to provide for those going to the mountains over the Christmas – New Year holiday period, and to allow time for members to renew. Year 2013 membership is available from the beginning of December 2012 and will continue until the end of January 2014 but insurance cover in January 2014 will not be valid unless membership is renewed before the end of January 2014.
Membership of AAC(UK)/OeAV includes annual rescue and repatriation insurance cover without age limit. A description of the OeAV/AWS insurance cover can be downloaded from our benefits page.
AAC(UK) Hut Fund
The OeAV Mountain Huts belong to individual sections. Despite thousands of Euros from central OeAV funds and grants from Austrian provincial governments, the sections themselves must find large sums for hut maintenance and modernisation. As well as the high cost of installing and maintaining environmentally friendly waste disposal systems, global warming is having a dire effect on foundations of some of the higher huts – a very costly problem.
Based so far from the Alps, Sektion Britannia [ie AAC(UK)] does not own any huts, nor does it have a ‘work area’ with responsibility for waymarking and path maintenance. Instead, we have a Hut Fund, to which members have contributed generously over the years, and we hope you will continue the tradition. The donations we make to help individual Sections with a particular project are usually much appreciated by those sections. Recent donations include:
- € 20,000 in 2005, 2006 to the Muttekopf Hut (Lechtaler Alps) to help major remedial work
- €10,000 in 2007 to the Admonterhaus (Ennstaler Alpen) for the renovation of the kitchen and larder to meet Health and Safety Regulations.
- €10,000 in 2007 to the Steinsee Hütte (Lechtaller Alpen) to help install solar heating and two warm showers.
- €19.000 in 2008 for renovation of the Wildseeloderhaus (Kitzbühler Alpen).
- €10,000 in 2009 to Sektion Lienz for the refurbishment of the Hochsteinhütte.
- €10,000 in 2011 to Sektion Austria for the refurbishment of the Guttenberghaus’ goods lift
- €10,000 in 2012 to Sektion Hall-in-Tirol for refurbishment of the Glunzeger Hütte and its goods lift
AAC(UK) Expedition Fund
Donations to this Fund enable our section to help finance expeditions by AAC(UK) members. Since 2004, AAC(UK) donated £350 to a ‘Greenland White Sea Expedition’, £250 to ‘Exercise Tasmanian Dragon’, £500 to a Scottish Huayhuash expedition to Ecuador, £200 to an expedition to the Miyar Nala region of India, £450 to a Cambridge University Caving Club expedtion to the Dachstein Alps, and £500 to a two-man expedition to Kyrgyzstan. In 2012: £500 to a University of Cape Town Mountain and Ski Club expedition to the Garhwal Himalaya, £400 to an Alpine Club expedition to the Garhwal Himalaya, and £500 to an East Midlands University Officer Training Corps expedition.
Membership Application Form
You may join or renew by completing this on-line Application Form. Please note that no-one may join or renew over the phone, we do not currently accept payment by Direct Debit, and we regret that at the moment we cannot pre-populate the Application Form for you, but must ask you to complete it in full. Membership is not automatic and will not be valid until processed by the office. Thank you for your understanding.
[Updated 24 January 2013]