We understand that you may have some questions when thinking about joining our Club, below you will find answers to some of the most commonly asked questions.
Who is the club open to?
The club is open to unattached individuals aged 45 and over. There is no upper age limit.
Approximately how many members do you currently have?
We currently have around 115 members.
How long has your club been running?
Our club has been running now for 30 years.
How often do you meet?
We have a programme of regular events during the week and weekends.
Do you have a programme of events?
Yes. We plan a monthly programme of events and try to have something planned for each weekend and during the week.
Do I need to be a member to attend any of the events?
You can attend the initial meeting free of charge. After that you must complete a membership form and pay the fee. Members are required to attend a number of events before a ratification process. Once a fully ratified member you can access all of the benefits of membership.
Can I bring a friend along?
You may bring along one guest at a time to an event, only if they have a genuine interest in joining APFG. Any guest would need to pay the full cost if this is a subsidised event.
Do you have Introduction Nights?
Yes. We normally have 2 introduction nights per year.
Would someone meet me at the venue if I was not sure about turning up alone?
Yes. We can arrange for someone to greet you on arrival.
Is there a joining fee?
There is no joining fee. There is an annual membership fee, paid after the AGM. If you join in the 3 months prior to the AGM, you won’t need to pay the annual membership fee. The fees are reviewed annually at the AGM.
What is the process for joining the club?
When you have submitted our online enquiry form, our Membership Secretary will email you with information about the club along with the application form.
Once you have submitted your application form, you will issued with an events programme along with host details. You can then attend events almost immediately.
During the first 3 months, you are expected to attend at least 2 club and 2 social events to make yourself known to club members. Your name is put forward for ratification at the end of this time. If you are ratified, you will receive a letter of acceptance, a list of members and their contact details and a copy of the Constitution.
How long after I submit an enquiry does it normally take to receive a response?
You will normally receive a response to your enquiry within one week.
What payment methods do you accept?
Payment is accepted by Internet banking – details on request.
Can I get a refund if I decide it is not for me?
Yes, of course. Our refund policy is described in our joining instructions. You can try everything during the first 3 months and should you decide it is not for you the refund process is straightforward.