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MCC LIfe Membership

At the Club’s Annual General Meeting held on 24 June 2020, Members approved the creation of a new Life Membership scheme. 

Life Membership is available through an online application process, open from 09.00 BST on Wednesday 1 July 2020 until 17.00 BST on Wednesday 22 July 2020. 

Successful applicants will no longer be required to pay an annual subscription for the remainder of their time as a Full Member, from 1 January 2021 and they will be notified in early August 2020 if they have been allocated Life Membership. At this point, there will be an option to pay via Direct Debit either in full or in two instalments.

Full Members 

The Life Membership offer is available to current Full Members as shown on the following scale, based on age (as at 1 May 2020) and category of Membership:

AGE Category Cost
30 AND UNDER INNER TOWN
OUTER TOWN
COUNTRY/ABROAD
£17,000
£14,170
£8,500
31-35 INNER TOWN
OUTER TOWN
COUNTRY/ABROAD
£15,940
£13,285
£7,970
36-40 INNER TOWN
OUTER TOWN
COUNTRY/ABROAD
£14,665
£12,220
£7,335
41-45 INNER TOWN
OUTER TOWN
COUNTRY/ABROAD
£13,390
£11,160
£6,695
46-50 INNER TOWN
OUTER TOWN
COUNTRY/ABROAD
£12,115
£10,095
£6,060
51-55 INNER TOWN
OUTER TOWN
COUNTRY/ABROAD
£10,840
£9,035
£5,420
56-60 INNER TOWN
OUTER TOWN
COUNTRY/ABROAD
£9,565
£7,970
£4,785
61-65 INNER TOWN
OUTER TOWN
COUNTRY/ABROAD
£8,500
£7,085
£4,250
OVER 65 INNER TOWN
OUTER TOWN
COUNTRY/ABROAD
£7,225
£6,025
£3,615

The Club will consider applications from Full Members on a first come, first served basis.
Applications for Full Members can be submitted here

The MCC Committee reserves the right to cap the offer should it be necessary, to avoid the significant erosion of future annual subscription income. 

Associate Members and Candidates

There are up to 350 new Full Membership places, on a Life Membership basis, available to Associate Members and Candidates nominated before 1 May 2020. 

The cost of Life Membership for Associate Members is £35,000 and applications can be submitted here

The cost of Life Membership for Candidates is £45,000 and applications can be submitted here

Candidates will need to provide contact details of two current Full or Senior Members who have known the Candidate for at least three years, and who are willing to support the election to Full Membership. 

Applications will be assessed once the offer has closed on Wednesday 22 July 2020, with priority given to the election of those who have been on the waiting list for Full Membership for the longest time. 

Members’ Family and Friends.

In the event that after the take-up by Associate Members and Candidates, there are any places remaining, Full and Senior Members will be able to propose new Candidates, in line with the normal nomination process. 

New Candidates nominated between 1 May 2020 and 30 September 2020 (both dates inclusive) may apply for Life Membership at a cost of £75,000. New Candidates nominated within that period who meet the definition of “Family” of a Full or Senior Member may benefit from a rate of £55,000.

Family members or friends of Full Members who are interested in applying for Life Membership, can register their interest by directing them towards the relevant link below:   

- Family
- Friends

To complete their application, family and friends will be required to provide the contact details for their Proposer, Seconder, Third Sponsor and Endorser in support of their membership, in line with the normal nomination process. 

Given the current circumstances, the Club has taken steps to digitise the nomination process. The digital nomination process involves the Candidate receiving an electronic Nomination Form, and upon completion the form is automatically sent to the named Proposer, Seconder, and Endorser (if Endorser is named) to complete and the form will be automatically submitted. If an Endorser is not known, the Membership Office will arrange a virtual meeting with one of the qualified Endorsers. The completed form will be sent to all parties as a reference. 

The 2020 Endorser List can be viewed here

“Family” is defined as a grandparent, parent, parent-in-law, husband, wife, civil partner, son, daughter, son-in-law, daughter-in-law, step-parent, step-son, step-daughter, step-son-in-law, step-daughter-in-law, brother, sister, brother-in-law, sister-in-law, grandchild or step-grandchild.
Should the 350 Life Memberships be filled at any stage, resulting in the newly-nominated Candidate’s application for Life Membership being unsuccessful, their name can remain in the Candidates’ Book for election in turn from the waiting list in the normal course, and they will be required to pay the usual Candidate’s Registration fee of £291.

In considering Life Membership applications from Candidates nominated between 1 May and 30 September 2020, priority will be given to those who meet the definition of “Family”, then from Members’ friends – in each case in order of receipt. 

Successful Members’ Family and Friends payments will be taken by direct debit in October and will have the option of two payment instalments with the second being taken in December.

As a reminder, Life Membership will be made available to Candidates nominated between 1 May 2020 and 30 September if, and only if, the 350 places are not taken up by Candidates nominated before that date.

Out-Match Members

Out-Match Members are able to apply for Life Membership by graduating to Full Membership. To graduate please contact the Membership Office

As a Full Member, the Life Membership offer will be available to Out-Match Members as shown in the scale as set out under the Full Member offer. This cost includes the £517 Entrance Fee required when graduating to Full Membership. 

If you have any questions regarding the Life Membership offer, please contact the Membership office.

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