July 17, 2012
To: All Members
From: PEFAC Board of Directors
Re: Increase in Membership Fees
For the past seven years, PEFAC has been able to maintain membership rates at their current levels, even while
major improvements have been made, such as the complete renovation of the men’s change room, replacement of
water heaters, boilers, pumps, heating and air-conditioning units. However, at the same time, costs have been
significantly increasing, most of them outside of PEFAC’s control, for example:
hydro costs have increased 42%
insurance has increased 30%
property taxes have increased 27%
We have been able to keep membership rates stable by scrutinizing every expense, applying for every available grant
opportunity, increasing memberships, relying on our volunteers and finding efficiencies in daily processes.
It has become obvious however, that we will need to raise membership fees by 5% to continue to maintain and
improve our facility, to offer the current classes and to provide new and exciting programs.
Your rate will change on your membership anniversary date. Please come in to PEFAC prior to your anniversary date
to sign your revised pre-authorization form (if you do not recall your anniversary date, please call PEFAC at (613)
476-7776 for the information). Any member who may find this increase a significant hardship should call Stephanie at
(613) 476-7776 to discuss options.
Examples of the Membership Fee Increase:
Membership Category Current Monthly Fee (excl HST) New Monthly Fee (excl HST)
Single Silver $49.00 $51.45
Single Gold $63.00 $66.15
Family Silver $88.00 $92.40
Family Gold $105.00 $110.25
It is very important to continue to offer the best facilities we can under the reality of current fiscal constraints, and we
look forward to your continued support as we move ahead. As your membership contract date approaches, we will
be contacting you to remind you of the upcoming change.
Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call.
Stephanie Roth, General Manager Art Knight, President, Board of Directors