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Strange Weather Gospel Choir
Fees for 2018

Why are there fees?

Strange Weather Gospel Choir is a non-profit community choir.  Fees cover costs, including sheet music, rehearsal venue, musical director, accompanist and insurance.

When are fees due?

Fees are due by Wednesday 28 February 2018.
STOP PRESS: We have extended the date by which fees are due
to Saturday 31 March - whether you want to pay for the whole year or for just the first quarter.

If you would prefer to pay fees in quarterly instalments, these are the due dates:
Wednesday 28 February 2018.
Wednesday 4 April 2018.
Wednesday 4 July 2018.
Wednesday 3 October 2018.
If you need special consideration or extra time to pay, please approach the Convenor or Treasurer. E:mail: convenor@strangeweather.org or treasurer@strangeweather.org.

I am A new member. How much are my fees?

  Fees for first full year of membership when paid in one instalment (including one-time $30 sheet music deposit)
New Member – non-concession $410.00
New Member – concession * $350.00
* Concession = Centrelink pension card holder, health care card holder or full-time student.
  Fees for first quarter-year of membership (including one-time $30 sheet music deposit)
New Member – non-concession $130.00
New Member – concession * $115.00
* Concession = Centrelink pension card holder, health care card holder or full-time student.

I am A continuing member. How much are my fees?

  Fees for full year of membership when paid in one instalment
Continuing Member – non-concession $380.00
Continuing Member – concession * $320.00
* Concession = Centrelink pension card holder, health care card holder or full-time student.
  Fees for quarter-year of membership
Continuing Member – non-concession $100.00
Continuing Member – concession * $85.00
* Concession = Centrelink pension card holder, health care card holder or full-time student.

Notes about fees

If you are a new member, your first fees instalment includes a one-time $30 deposit for sheet music, which is refundable once you return all sheet music in good condition to the music librarian, within 12 months of leaving the choir.
If you are a new member who is paying your fees in quarterly instalments, then only your first instalment is at the new-member rate.  Subsequent quarterly instalments are at the continuing-member rate. (In other words, you pay a music deposit only once.)
If you compare the fees paid in full at the beginning of the year with the fees paid in four instalments, you will notice that there is effectively a $20 discount for paying fees in full at the beginning of the year.

How do I pay my fees?

The bank account details for Strange Weather Gospel Choir are as follows:
  • Bank: Westpac
  • BSB: 032 778
  • Account number: 256310
  • Account name: Strange Weather Gospel Choir Inc.
There are two preferred payment methods:
  • Electronic funds transfer (EFT)
    • Please use the bank account details listed above.
    • Please enter a description (e.g. name and what the payment is for), to help the Treasurer identify the transfer as yours.
  • Bank deposit
    • Have the Strange Weather Gospel Choir bank account details (listed above) with you when you go to make the bank deposit.
    • Go to a branch of a financial institution (such as your usual financial institution, or a Westpac branch) and advise the teller that you wish to deposit money into the Strange Weather Gospel Choir bank account, which is a Westpac account.
      Important: Before the teller enters the deposit, ask them to include a reference number or description with the deposit.
    • Please notify the Treasurer of (1) the date, (2) the amount and (3) the reference number or description of the deposit, to help the Treasurer identify the bank deposit as yours. E:mail: treasurer@strangeweather.org.
    • Cheques should be made out to Strange Weather Gospel Choir Inc.

If these payment methods present difficulties for you, please contact the Treasurer to arrange an alternative.