If you wish to insist that you are not a member/not insured that is your perogative. If, however, you wish to invoke your membership/claim on your insurance then the opinion that counts would be that of BCA. I am absolutely certain that if there is a record of your payment then they will honour your insurance.RodG wrote:Good for you. I too have paid the relevant fees, back in January, but until I have the BCA's official notification, in the form of a membership card, I do not consider myself a member of the BCA, nor that I am covered by the BCA insurance. A view that I am quite sure wiould be confirmed by any legal opinion.
1. But the Club needs to be insured, as a consequence of our being involved in the administration of access schemes. It is not unreasonable for that to require the inclusion of all members, as they could potentially be directly involved in this.RodG wrote:Quite frankly, you comment above makes no sense whatsoever. BCA's insurance cover is only available to its members, so if your people do not pay to become BCA members, ipso facto, they are not insured. They are quite free, however, to go out and obtain insurance from any other broker. Brokers will (at a price) obtain insurance for anyone for anything within reason. Insurance, after all, is only another form of gambling.
2. The situation outlined in (1.) above does not just apply to university clubs. I suggest that you approach the committees of some of the larger Yorkshire clubs and point out that they need to make individual membership of the National Body a compulsory requirement for membership of their club. This is simply not acceptable.
3. You suggest that alternative insurance will be available to cover such eventualities. I suggest that you go and look for it, as I have.