Help us reach our goal of 1,000 members.
The BCDS' financial strength is now based on revenue from events and possible future Provincial Sporting Organization (PSO) status, not membership fees. Going forward, all memberships will expire annually on December 31st, which aligns us with the PDGA membership policy.
A membership of 1,000 or more leads us to become qualified as a Provincial Sporting Organization (PSO) and open up new opportunities for funding and support for clubs, course development projects and events. With 1,000 members, BCDS is eligible for $15-25,000 in grant funding.
There are incentives! *Note this is a one-time-offer
1. Online sign ups are available via BCDS website for all competitors and clubs.
2. An up to date list of all people who have become individual members will be available at all times to tournament organizers.
3. An individual’s Club membership and their BCDS Individual membership are not connected to each other. They have been linked in the past.
The BCDS will offer two types of membership:
1. Individual Membership:
Competitors at BCDS-organised, sponsored or insured tournaments must pay a Competition Fee to the BCDS. $10 per season before they compete in that calendar year. Expires December 31st. This fee will be collected once a year by the BCDS at the time of your first event registration or through the TDs. Competition fees will not be collected by the clubs.
Where do these fees go? Currently estimated at $3000 a year, these fees cover the full cost of the annual BCDS insurance policy, replacement of some tournament equipment, and transportation costs.
2. Club Membership
A Club can join as a BCDS Affiliate/Supporting Club. There is a $50 flat registration fee at the beginning of the season. Member list needs to be to BCDS a week before AGM. BCDS Affiliate club status expires December 31. A Club can join as a BCDS Affiliate/Supporting Club. There is a $50 flat registration fee at the beginning of the season. Member list needs to be to BCDS a week before AGM. BCDS Affiliate club status expires December 31. BCDS Affiliate/Supporting Club memberships include coverage for as many local players as you can list at a flat fee of $50.
Where do these fees go? Estimated income will be $2000 a year. Website hosting and management, storage fees, AGM costs, admin fees, and sundry supplies.
BCDS membership drive - how it works:
All Affiliate clubs collect a list of club members throughout the month of August. In September, clubs provide a list of current members before the AGM. All BC club members will be included in the membership of the BCDS for the purposes of the AGM.
BCDS does not set club membership fees but encourages it to be low.
If a tournament is sponsored or insured by BCDS everyone in the event needs to have paid their Competition Fee or Individual Membership ($10). By paying competition fee you automatically get a membership, and you don’t need to be affiliated with a club.
Please feel free to contact us with any questions: email@example.com
Please use this membership form (Excel doc) here, which includes liability waiver:
Here's a poster to print and share with your club: