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How to Join The Metcalfe Society

It is very simple to join The Metcalfe Society.   There are 4 different ways to join and you can choose whichever method is most convenient for you.


1.   Online and pay via Credit Card or Paypal  

Simply Join Online Here   and you will be taken to the Membership page.
From here you can choose the type of membership - Overseas or UK.
Follow the instructions through to payment and confirmation.  
Don’t forget to choose the Gift Aid option if you are a UK taxpayer (more information below)
Please note there is a small charge for paying via credit card/Paypal to cover the processing fees.
There are no charges for postal applications, just the cost of the post itself for you.


2. By post and pay by UK sterling cheque

Download the New Member Application Form   or
Contact the Membership Secretary (see   Contacts)   to request an application form to be sent to   you via post or email.
Complete the application form and send it with the payment to the Membership Secretary.


3. By post and pay by standing order   (UK bank holders only)

Download the New Member Application Form   and Standing Order Form or
Contact the Membership Secretary (see   Contacts)   to request both the New Member Application Form   and the Standing Order Form to be sent to you.
Complete the New Member Application Form and send it with the Standing Order Form to the Membership Secretary, who will then forward the Standing Order Form onto your bank.


4. Via one of our overseas agents to enable you to pay in the local currency

If you live in Canada or Australia contact our local agent (see   Contacts)   to request a New Member   Application Form (or download the form). The agent will advise how you can make the payment locally.  


Gift Aid - Tax Recovery from UK Taxpayers

This scheme allows charities to claim back tax paid by UK taxpayers. If you pay taxes in the UK, you can help The Society gain additional income at no cost to you whatsoever. May we thank you in advance for choosing this option.

  • If you are joining The Society online, all you need to do select the 'Yes' option on the Gift Aid Declaration, which confirms you are a UK tax payer and that you wish us to treat all payments from this date forward as Gift Aid and agree to us claiming the tax back on your behalf.  
  • If you are joining The Society via post, please ask for the Gift Aid Form from the Membership Secretary or you can download the Gift Aid Form.


How many years can I pay for?

When joining (or rejoining) the society, you can pay for as many years as you wish knowing that if/when the membership rates rise, then you have avoided any of the cost increases, and as we all know how busy life is these days, paying for a number of years will save you the time and effort of remembering to renew your membership!   The choice is yours!  


Rejoining the Society after a few years lapsed membership?

We are always delighted to welcome previous members to rejoin the society. The above processes are the same for rejoining members who have a lapsed membership for more than a year. Contact the Membership Secretary, if you cannot remember your old membership number as we will reinstate that for you.


Queries / Problems

You should receive your new membership package within 2 weeks of joining The Metcalfe Society. If it does not arrive, or you have any other membership enquiry, please contact the Membership Secretary (see   Contacts).


Overseas Agents in Canada and Australia

There are two overseas agents - in Canada and Australia - who are available to answer your queries locally and also specifically to enable you to join and/or pay your membership in your local currency   (see   Contacts).  

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Established in 1980. UK Registered Charity No. 1000879.
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