From October 2016, everyone attending a JAG meeting will need to show their membership cards when signing in at the Cheeky Monkeys reception area.
We have two types of membership :
There is absolutely NO obligation to pay an annual fee at all. Everyone is welcome at JAG. However, you may be wondering about the differences between the two types of membership so there is some information below that should help.
For a quick 'At-a-Glance' guide, please take a look at the Membership Comparison at the bottom of the page :
Membership cards have been prepared for all existing JAG members however, if you were not able to make it to the Septemer meeting, you won't have your card yet.
When you next try and sign in at the Cheeky Monkeys reception desk, they will direct to over to us so that you can collect your membership card. This will then need to be shown each time you sign in at a JAG meeting.
JAG is entirely dependent on voluntary support. We are not a charity (one of the requirements being that you need to have a minimum of £5,000 in the bank and we certainly don't have this!) and we rely solely on the entrance fees paid at each meeting and the money raised from our monthly raffle.
Some months, the admission fees and the raffle takings do not cover the costs we incur in putting the meeting on.
In the past, JAG has also had very generous support from a few private benefactors but this support is no longer available (people's lives change, children grow up etc) so - what we make each month has to not only cover our hire of the venue but also leave a bit back for subsidising our outings and perhaps something a little bit extra at Christmas.
With the above in mind, we have introduced the JAG PLUS Membership. This type of membership is completely voluntary but what it will give people who choose to take it up is :
All businesses that partner with JAG to offer these discounts will be listed on the Our Partners Page and all JAG PLUS members will automatically be able to benefit from any new offers as and when they are added.
The PLUS membership card should be shown at the reception desk at Cheeky Monkeys upon signing in at each meeting.