Summer Membership Offer launched by HWPA on May 18, 2017

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Summer Membership Offer launched today by HWPA
Do you work in horserace media?
If so, you are encouraged to strengthen the membership base of the Horserace Writers’ & Photographers’ Association, via our Festivals Meeting offer, launched today (May 18), which will ensure we have a thoroughly robust membership to represent our views.
Throughout the Summer Festival period, from May to September 2017, applications from new members are offered at the special price of £20, covering the period to January 31, 2018.  The relevant application form is below.
Any existing members are reminded that annual subscriptions of £25, covering the full year, were due back in February 2017!
Retired members have their own subscription rate of £10 per annum.
As media coverage of horseracing continues to evolve, in response to ongoing advances in technology and the explosion of social media, it remains a priority to be confident that the interests of individuals working in the sector have a strong Association to provide central representation.
The Association’s President Marcus Townend said: “We need to ensure those benefitting from the work of the Association have an opportunity to join our ranks. Membership provides a forum for views to be taken forward within the sector and contribute towards enhancing facilities for everyone working in horserace media.”
The HWPA was formed back in April, 1927 and was refreshed in 1967. The Association is managed by a committee of 12, who are drawn from the current membership and their election forms part of the Annual General Meeting held every year at Aintree Racecourse on Grand National Day.
Principally, the HWPA acts as the liaison between the Racecourse Association (RCA) and the horseracing media to provide the best possible media centres at all UK racecourses for bona-fide members of the media.
There is an annual awards lunch every December (Monday, December 4, 2017), hosted by the HWPA; a must-attend gig to celebrate best practice within our field.
Eligibility for the media awards is restricted to paid up members of the HWPA.
Additional details of activities undertaken by the Association are available on the website, please check out:
Horserace Writers & Photographers Association
Valid until September 30, 2017
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Please enrol me as a new member of the HWPA until February 1, 2018 (fractional year membership)
As we are media people, used to working electronically, the preferred payment method is on-line:
Account Name: Horserace Writers
Sort code:  20-59-14
Account No:  80078751
Please reference your £20 payment with:  Subs then your own name
Why not set up a bankers order for £25 from February 1, 2018?
The completed membership form, if paying on line, can be e-mailed to:
Alternatively post a cheque for £20 payable to HWPA, together with the completed membership form to:
Dan Abraham, HWPA Membership, 28 Eagle Gardens, Bedford, MK41 7FE