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Renewing your SOC membership

The Club is going from strength to strength thanks to your continued support

Thank you very much for deciding to renew your membership. We very much value your support. 

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Ways to renew...

Renew online

At the moment we're carrying out some essential planned updates to our online Renewal form so this has been taken down from the website temporarily for work to be carried out. Meantime, staff at Club Headquarters in Aberlady would be delighted to process your renewal over the phone on 01875 871 330 between 10am - 5pm Wednesday to Sunday, or in-person at Waterston House, Club Headquarters between 10am - 5pm, Wednesday to Sunday. Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause- we hope to be back up and running as soon as possible.

Renew by post

If you prefer to switch to Direct Debit, you can download a mandate here and post it to us at Waterston House, or send in a cheque made payable to ‘SOC’. Please remember to write your membership number on the back of the cheque (just call us if you need a reminder of this).

Our Freepost address is FREEPOST RTKC-TGJU-KZLB, SOC, Waterston House, Longniddry, EH32 0PY, however using a stamp will save us costs.

Renew over the phone

Contact Waterston House on 01875 871 330 and we can take a card payment over the phone. Please see our Getting Here and Opening Hours page for details (under About Us at the top of the page).

Renew in person

Pop in to see us at HQ to either set up a Direct Debit or renew by cash, cheque or card. See our Getting Here and Opening Hours page for details (under About Us at the top of the page).

Renew FAQs

If you have any queries about renewing, your bank details have changed recently, or you’re not sure when your membership is due for renewal, then please contact the office on 01875 871 330. 

Want to add somebody else to your membership?

Great! Simply mention this at the time of renewing.

Gift Aid your membership renewal

The tax we can claim on Gift Aid is an invaluable source of additional income for the Club. If you’re in any doubt whether your Gift Aid declaration is up to date, or you’re not sure whether you have previously signed a statement, then please contact the office and we’ll happily check our records.


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