Membership

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

Download the application form here.

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


BCGEHR
Peggy Bensler, Treasurer
1950 Capistrano Drive, #119
Kelowna, BC V1V 2N7
 
Please note we now offer new options for submitting payment. See details on the membership form.
 
Individual membership is $40/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
  • Receive an annual membership card and roster
  • Have one vote at the Annual General Meeting
  • Make use of the Guild’s music lending library
  • Participate in our Chime Loan Program
  • Apply for Endowment Fund grants
  • Receive notice of all Guild events
  • Pay member rates at all Guild events
  • Participate in all Handbell Guilds of Canada and International Handbell Symposium 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 maintain a music lending library

To pay for your membership by PayPal:

New Membership
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