The 100 Club
Dolgellau Music Club will, beginning in September 2009 , run a “100 Club” as a means of obtaining additional funding for its activities. 100 Club members paying £12 per annum to purchase a “number” will be eligible for entry to the 100 Club’s prize draw, with a guaranteed 50% prize fund to winners, and a guaranteed 50% contribution towards the Music Club’s activities. Individuals may purchase more than one “number” if they wish, each “number” being eligible to be entered in every prize draw.
Dolgellau Music Club, which will in 2010 celebrate its twenty-fifth year, has an annual programme of seven high quality concerts of classical music and voice. Each concert is well attended, drawing audiences not only from Dolgellau but also from a wider area, with the Club in past seasons having had a hundred subscribing members in addition to members of the public who attend particular concerts.
The Music Club’s activities reflect its strong commitment to music education. Children and students are admitted free to concerts, and in addition to the concerts, visiting musicians also hold music workshops for local primary and secondary schoolchildren.
In the face of the withdrawal of Arts Council funding, to music clubs throughout Wales, not just to Dolgellau Music Club, the club’s committee and its members are determined that the Club shall not only survive but continue to thrive.
The committee have agreed that costs to concert goers, whether by annual subscription or payment at the box-office by occasional concert goers, should not be increased by greater than inflation in order to maintain membership numbers and audience numbers at concerts. This will clearly require additional fund raising by various means, hence the launching of the “100 Club”.
We hope that you will agree that bringing an annual series of seven quality concerts of live classical music to this rural area is a service of immense value to the community and one that, if lost, would be very difficult to regain. Please help by joining the 100 Club.
100 Club Membership Form (Pdf - 34kb)
100 Club Constitution (Pdf - 40kb)