There are great advantages to membership. Members receive a host of items that are not available elsewhere. These include:
Members also have access to:
The Followers have extensive merchandise for sale - but these items are for sale only to MembersSee the catalogue
The Followers hold their AGM each August in Warwick. This is surrounded by a fun day.
Follow the link to Warwick and read about a past Warwick Annual. You will also be able to see information and pictures from the Fun Day surrounding a previous AGM.
The society also has an extensive library of Rupert-related books ranging from those written by Mary Tourtel to the latest annual together with sets of comics, videos and other Rupert media.
Pride of place is a virtually complete set of Daily Express newspaper clippings; most of these are original clippings and include the sets collected by Alfred Bestall himself.
As a Follower you are able either to borrow these artefacts or, for those that are irreplaceable, come and view them at the library.
Have a look at Publications About Rupert. You will see that one of the books is the Rupert Index. Last updated in hard copy in 2001, it is currently being completely overhauled and updated and is being made available for members to download.
If you join the Followers, you will have free access this publication.
The Followers have a membership scheme with three separate levels:
Full membership is as above. In addition to full access to the private members' part of the website enjoyed by E members, full members receive copies of the Nutwood Newsletter and other publications and notifications by post. Many of our Members enjoy receiving 'hard' copies of our beautiful publications. Full members may purchase from the Followers' sales list and have full voting rights at the AGM.
E.membership entitles members to full access of the website including the private members' section, thus enabling them to view and download Followers' Newsletters and other publications. They will not receive any hard copies of these through the post but otherwise are full members with full entitlement to purchase from the Followers' sales list and with full voting rights at the AGM.
Associate Membership entitles members to make purchases of exclusive Followers' items from our sales list. These items are not available elsewhere. Associate Members are entitled to participate in the annual Rupert Followers' raffle, with the chance to win exclusive items. They are not able to access the full/E members' private side of the website, and are not, therefore able to access or download our publications, nor do they have voting rights.
Associate membership - £4.00 yearly
NB: This is an automatic subscription through PayPal that will charge annually if you do not cancel it.
Electronic membership - £15.00 yearly
In addition to Associate member benefits, receive:
Automatic subscription through PayPal that will charge annually:
One off Payment to join for the coming year only:
Full membership £28.00 yearly
In addition to E member benefits, receive:
You may join either as an individual or jointly for a couple. Normally membership is renewed each year but currently we are offering a special Centenary membership for three years which gives you:
Individual Centenary Membership:
Joint Centenary Membership:
Individual 1-yr membership:
Joint 1-yr Membership:
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To Join -
IF YOU WISH TO JOIN, click the 'JOIN NOW' button below.
If you prefer, you may download and print the form below and send it with payment to the Membership Secretary (details in 'Contact us'). Once we receive your payment you will become a member and all benefits will be available to you.
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* Due to high bank charges payment must be in sterling, cheques must be drawn on a UK bank, and only British Postal Orders are acceptable.
When you join you will be able to purchase any of the items from our sales catalogue - but please allow 48 hours for your membership to be processed before trying to place your order.