Frequently Asked Questions
Q1) Is it possible to have a “taster” of the group before joining?
A1) Yes, after you register an interest in joining Cascade, you will be sent a Welcome pack. Details of how to log on to our Members Event Diary and Message Board will be forwarded to you by e mail.
Q2) What sort of people join Cascade?
A2) ‘Anyone who is single can join. Most members are aged 40+ and come from many diverse backgrounds. As our events are held across Greater Manchester and beyond, some form of transport is desirable in order to gain maximum benefit.
Q3) Is hosting an event compulsory?
A3) Hosting is not compulsory, but we do encourage it as hosting benefits all members by providing interesting and exciting events. The more events you host the greater the reduction in your subscription the following year. Members who host 4 or more events enjoy free membership.
Q4) Do I have to host an event on my own?
A4) No, you can organise an event with another member.
Q5) Why do we have to book early?
A5) As soon as the host starts to receive firm bookings for their event, it gives them the confidence to continue. Obviously we use the services of a lot of small businesses that in turn need adequate warning if we cannot fulfil a provisional booking. There is nothing worse than a flurry of bookings arriving after the “cut-off” date by which time the host may have decided to cancel.
Q6) How much does it cost to join?
A6) The Annual Membership Fee is £24:00 (based on a sliding scale of the number of months left to the end of the year as a percentage of £24:00.).
Q7) Does the club have rules?
A7) Yes – please see the Constitution page.
Q8) How do I find out about events taking place?
A8) Our Events Diary giving full details of events is available to all members via the exclusive members’ only area on the Cascade website.