Membership of Yorkshire St. Pauli is now open for the 2015/16 season. Membership of Yorkshire St. Pauli is entirely optional, but it goes a long way in allowing Yorkshire St. Pauli to continue. Membership is open to everyone as long as you agree with and adhere to our constitution (https://yorkshirestpauli.com/constitution/). Whether you attend our screenings, whether you just follow us on social media from afar or you’ve bumped into us once at the Millerntor and loved our Yorkshire accents – everyone is welcome to join us!
Details of membership below:
COST OF MEMBERSHIP.
People who are waged – minimum donation £5.
People who are unwaged – minimum donation £3.
Please note – this is a minimum donation and we would be grateful for any additional money donate if you can afford to do so. Any additional donations will be split between the Social Fund collection and PAFRAS donation as explained below.
HOW TO JOIN.
Membership is available now, and you can renew your membership or become a new member by simply sending us your membership fee (see above for prices).
Membership can be paid either in person during one of our meetings, via PayPal to our email address firstname.lastname@example.org, or by bank transfer (please email us at email@example.com for the details).
Please note – If you pay via PayPal, please also pay the PayPal fees, otherwise we will incur a charge from PayPal for your payment which then means we won’t receive the full membership fee. PayPal should give you the option when sending the payment to say that you are sending it to “friends or family” and to pay any transaction fee. If you are paying from abroad and do not have this option, please pay an extra £1 and this will cover the PayPal fees.
Membership fees are not obligatory, everyone is welcome to watch the games with us, but if you can afford to become a member to help with the running costs that would be great. If you have any questions about membership, please contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. We are also on Facebook and Twitter, just search for ‘Yorkshire St. Pauli’.
HOW THE MEMBERSHIP FEE IS USED.
This is the breakdown of how each membership payment is used…
£1 – £1 from each membership fee will go to the fanclub, and will be used cover costs of running the fanclub – such as our official fanclub registration with the club, the administration of our website and subscribing to St Pauli TV which allows us to show delayed streams of games.
£2 (and 50% of any additional donations above the minimum membership fee) will go to PAFRAS – Positive Action for Refugees and Asylum Seekers. PAFRAS works with asylum seekers, refugees and local communities in Leeds and the surrounding area, providing a range of services such as food, hot meals and vital help and advice to those who need it. You can find more information on PAFRAS on their website, below:
Finally, £2 (and 50% of any additional donations above the minimum membership fee) will go to the Yorkshire St. Pauli Social Fund, which we recently voted to establish. The scope of the Social Fund is wide reaching, but the principal is to help run social activities and events for the benefit of people outside of our membership and the fund will be used to subsidise such events for the benefits of those individuals, not the benefits of our members. An example would be the weekly ‘Football For All’ football matches that are organised through Yorkshire St. Pauli, where refugees and asylum seekers are invited to play for free. The cost of subsiding this for the benefit of those individuals would be covered through the Social Fund.
We are aware that some people do not wish to donate to charity for various reasons, therefore if this is the case please let us know when you pay your membership and instead we will donate the £4 from your membership fee to the 1910 Museum – a project to build a museum at the Millerntor.