How To: Signing up for a track weekend, paying dues, renewals, membership numbers, etc

This is the club's Q&A page meant to answer questions about the club's web site.  Please make sure you fully understand all policies on membership and events before signing up.

NEW - Digital Memberships That Reflect the Club
Staring in mid-2016 we started a process of moving away from a practise that combined a dual login system of free, web-only accounts combinded paid club memberships, into to a single login system. After significant discussion, the club has decided that since we are a paid member club, hosting web-only memberships was adding to registration complexity with no benefit. Hence, no-fee memberships have been eliminated. New memberships are generated when you pay annual dues. Memberships are extended when you renew. Family memberships are available at a discount. There also has been no change in allowing associate members to sign up and access the club web site to register for events. Associate members are those who have currently paid up dues at other Canadian or American BMW Club Chapters such as the BMW Club Ottawa, Quebec, or BMWCCA, and members of any CASC club here in Ontario.

Big Changes: Rolling vs. Year-end Expiry & Multi-year Membership
Until 2015, the club had used rolling memberships whereby you would get 1 year of membership from the time of purchase. This has now changed to end of year expiry. All 1 year memberships (including Associates and Family members) will expire on Dec 10 of each year.

The club now offers discounts on multi-year memberships lowering the annual cost of being a member of Trillium BMW. A multi-year membership expires on Dec 10 the year (or years) after the year you sign up. For example, if one puchases a 2-year membership on Dec 29, 2016 it will expire on Dec 10, 2018.

Did my account transfer from the old to the new site?
If you had a paid up membership as of May 27th 2016 (i.e. you renewed or joined after May 26, 2015) your account has been transferred to the new site and will expire on Dec 10, 2016 provided you had a 1 year membership. During the transfer you should have received an email from info@trilliumbmwclub.ca with a link to change your password. If your membership was not transferred, you must signup again by creating a new membership. Please see the Membership Summary page for details.

How do I know if I have an account on the new site?
On the homepage of this site, on the right side, in the LOGIN box, note the text 'Request New Password'. Click on it and you will be prompted for an email address. Enter your email address and a link to reset your password will be sent to this address. If the email address does not exists on our web site, it means you do not have an account using that email address. Please create a new membership account or contact the membership secretary for help.

Membership Numbers
The club issues member numbers up to 30 days after digital registration. If you have a number you would like to keep, contact the membership secretary and we'll see what we can do. If you are an Associate Member, you will be assigned a Trillium membership number in order to use the web site.

Accessing your membership number

  1. Login to the web site
  2. On the homepage, on the right side, note the box YOUR ACCOUNT
  3. Click on your name
  4. Scroll to the bottom of the page and you should see New Membership Number. That is your membership number.

Accessing your membership status (Did my membership expire)

  1. Login to the web site
  2. On the homepage, on the right side, note the box YOUR ACCOUNT
  3. Click on your name
  4. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click on View Membership Expiry & Attendend Events.

My membership expired. I renewed it but when I went back to sign up for driving school the website says "Access Denied" / I renewed my membership but can't sign up for events. The website says "Access Denied"
Take these steps to correct the problem

  1. After renewing your membership. Logout. Clear the cache of your browser.
  2. Now log back in. You should be able to access all events.
  3. Still can't access events? Contact membership for help at membership@trilliumbmwclub.ca

I'm an instructor. How come I cannot register for Instructor events?
If you are an instructor and after logging in all Instructor events disappear, it means you are not yet placed in the instructor group. Please contact the membership secretary to be placed in the membership group.

I have another question regarding membership?
Please contact the membership secretary for help. Thanks.