SUI Membership

Membership of SUI is open to anyone with an interest in caves and / or caving in Ireland and runs from 1st January to 31st December. We currently offer two levels of membership.

Basic Membership

Members in this category are registered as cavers with BCA and this includes 3rd party liability cover.

  • Training and grants will be available to members in this category but in some case there may be a requirement of two or more years of continuous recent membership. Where training is provided by SUI volunteers, course fees will be subsidised appropriately
  • Underground newsletter will be e-mailed to member

Full Membership

Members in this category are registered with BCA as non-cavers as there is a requirement that all SUI members are also members of BCA to avail of organisational insurance facilities

  • Those who are active Basic Cave Leaders, Cave Leaders and those wishing to attend an ICRO event must be a full member
  • Full members are registered with FFS and this includes both 3rd party and limited (Option 1) accident insurance.
  • Established full members will also have subsidised access to training and preferential treatment with respect to expedition grants.
  • Full members will receive a hard copy in addition to an e-mail copy of the SUI newsletter

Membership charges for 1st Jan – 31st Dec 2018

Basic Membership

 

Price

Renewals and new members for whole year

€40

Joining after 1st April

€30

Joining after 1st July

€20

Joining after 1st October

€10

Early Bird Option: paying at SUICRO (end of October prior to year commencing to cover whole year ahead)

€35 (cash/cheque only)

 

Full Membership

 

Price

Renewals and new members for whole year

€85

Joining after 1st April

€75

Joining after 1st July

€65

Joining after 1st October

€55

Early Bird Option: paying at SUICRO (end of October prior to year commencing to cover whole year ahead)

€75 (cash/cheque only)

 

For Pound Sterling (£) rates please contact the membership secretary: membershipofficer@caving.ie

Purchasing SUI membership

  • Membership can be purchased online in the members area.
  • Once your membership is purchased, you will have access to the members only documents and have the ability to maintain your user information.
  • Please note it will take approximately 7 days to activate the insurance policies after paying.
  • Quarterly rates are not available via Paypal and must be applied for through the membership secretary.

E-mail enquiries should be directed to the membership secretary.

Notes

  • A retrospective upgrade facility is not provided. If you purchase basic membership and later decide that you need full membership, you must pay the full cost of the full membership.
  • In the case of both insurance schemes, the member will be expected to meet hospital and other emergency costs at the time of the incident and must then submit a claim through SUI for reimbursement. It is therefore vital that SUI members carry sufficient funds and/or credit card to meet such costs and are prepared for a delay of some months before the claim is considered.

SUI Administration

SUI is administered by an elected committee. It comprises a Chairman, a Secretary, a Treasurer and five committee members. Other people are co-opted onto the committee to serve in specific roles such as training and conservation. All members of the committee are unpaid and carry out their work for SUI in their own time. The AGM is held each October at the organisation’s Annual Symposium held in one of Ireland’s caving districts.