Club support: renewing club members

The BMC club affiliation year runs with the calendar year – 1 January to 31 December. This means that on 1 January each year the annual renewal for your club and its members becomes due. From 1 January you will be able to log-in to Membership Services Online (MSO) and start submitting your membership records.


Renewal period

To allow clubs time to update their records and complete their payment we offer a ‘renewal period’ during which time clubs can complete the renewal of their members and add in new members.  This window runs from 1 January - 31 March.  During this time any member of your club who was a member in the previous year will continue to receive the combined liability insurance benefit whilst the club completes it renewal.  This gives peace of mind to your members and to your club committee that there is continuation of insurance cover.

To guarantee club members receive the spring edition of Summit magazine and their membership cards, club data needs to be submitted by 29 February 2024.

Club fees need to be paid to the BMC by the 31 March 2024 which is the end of the 3 months renewal period.


Membership Services Online (MSO)

MSO is the system that the BMC uses to allow clubs direct access to update the data on their club members directly in to the BMC database.  There is no need to send in spreadsheets, just log in to check and update the information in real-time.

If you are new to MSO you will need to arrange a “log-in” to the system.  Contact Clonagh in the BMC office for more information - or 0161 438 3315.

If you need some advice on using MSO click here to get the user manual.

If you want to log-in directly to MSO click here.


Membership Fees - 2024

The BMC membership fees due for club members depends on the status of each member.  The status of the individual at the time they pay their fee to their club determines their category for the year.

£23.90 - Adults
£19.75 - Students (in full time education)
£17.70 – Discounted rate for Under 18’s, Unemployed or Furloughed members

£11.95 - Additional members of all categories joining the club from 1st July (this is a reduced rate for new club members who join a club in the second half of the year )


Key Points

  • It is a requirement of BMC affiliation that all members of the club become members of the BMC.  This also ensures that the combined liability cover is validated for all members, including the club officers.
  • We offer clubs the option of assigning a ‘Communications Contact’ as a second / additional point of contact and who will also be copied in to communications from the BMC Club Development Manager and BMC Clubs’ Committee.  This can be done within MSO.
  • For new members joining the club (in any category) on or after 1st July there is a half-year fee of £11.95


There is lots of other support available for clubs to access

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