Membership

We invite you to become a member of the British Columbia Guild of English Handbell Ringers.

Download the 2022–2023 membership application here.

Fill it in and submit it, with your cheque or money order made payable to BCGEHR, to:


BCGEHR
Linda Vensland, Treasurer
#22 – 3626 Mission Springs Dr
Kelowna, BC  V1W 5L1
 
Please note we now offer new options for submitting payment. See details on the membership form.

The membership year for BCGEHR is October 1 to September 30.

Individual membership is $40/year; student membership is $15/year; choir membership is $250/year.

NEW members (individual or choir) joining after the first quarter of the year will pay a pro-rated fee. Contact your area director for more details.
 
BCGEHR members are entitled to:
  • Receive the Guild newsletter, Quarternotes, published September, December, March & June
  • Attend and vote at the Annual General Meeting (1 vote for Individuals; 5 votes for Choirs)
  • Participate in the Guild's Chime and Bell Loan Programs
  • Apply for Endowment Fund grants and Student Bursaries
  • Use the Guild’s music lending library
  • Receive notice of all Guild events
  • Pay member rates at all Guild events
The British Columbia Guild of English Handbell Ringers began in Abbotsford in 1993. Our Constitution and By-laws were approved at the Annual General Meeting in Vancouver in 1994, and we were incorporated as a non-profit organization under the BC Societies Act on January 18, 1995.
 
BCGEHR’s objectives are:
  • to bring together handbell choirs from all parts of British Columbia
  • to encourage the formation and support of new choirs on an inter-generational basis
  • to sponsor workshops for ringers and directors
  • to publish a regular newsletter, Quarternotes
  • to offer a variety of programs and services to support our members
  • to encourage all BCGEHR members to engage with and become members of the national handbell organization, Handbell Musicians of Canada (HMC)

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