Eureka Orienteers Membership
Joining Eureka Orienteers brings with it the benefits of reduced entry fees to events, an active and friendly social network, and access to orienteers who are willing to help you develop your orienteering skills and techniques.
Fees: $10 per household per year. $10 for a single person membership per year, age over 21 years old. $5 for a single person membership per year, age 20 years and younger.
How to Join
New to Orienteering? Club memberships for all clubs in Victoria are managed centrally through the Orienteering Australia online “Eventor” system. This system is also used to manage memberships to Orienteering Victoria, and to manage online entries to many of the larger events and carnivals held throughout Australia. The Eventor system is quite easy to use to register for events, however, it can be a little tricky to navigate when setting up new memberships, especially Family memberships. If you are not confident about establishing new accounts and memberships through Eventor, please use the Eureka Membership Form at the bottom of this page, which will email your details to the Eureka Committee. Someone from the club will then contact you to assist with completing your membership, and setting up new Eventor accounts on your behalf.
Setting up Eventor Accounts
First, browse to the Eventor webpage. You will need to create a new account for each person in your household that you intend being covered by your family membership, using the Register Me link on the left side. This is important, as the Eventor system also manages online entries, and each person will need to set up personal information such as name, date of birth for age class, preferred age class, and SI stick number, that are used each time you enter an event. It takes a little time to set up, but only ever needs to be done once.
Once everyone has an Eventor account, choose one account to be the “master member” for your family/household, and log in as this person. Select My Pages, then My Memberships. Click on Apply for Membership. Select the year (eg 2013), then the State (Orienteering Victoria), then the club (Eureka Orienteers). If you also want to join Orienteering Victoria as well, don’t tick the “Apply for club membership only” checkbox, or if you want to join only Eureka and not OVic, tick the checkbox. Then click Next.
On the next page, check your personal details in the fields, correct if necessary, then also tick the checkbox next to the membership type you want to apply for. If you have multiple people to join, you must select a family membership here, in which case a dropdown menu box will appear with [select family] displayed. Look in the dropdown menu to see if your family is listed. If it is, select it, otherwise if not, and for first-time registration it most likely won’t be listed, select [new family]. Click Next. Proceed through the remaining screens and pay for your membership via PayPal or Poli.
Once the first member in your household has paid the membership, you then proceed to add all your remaining household members to your family membership. Log off Eventor, and log in again as each person in your household in turn, and do the following.
Select My Pages, then My Memberships. Click on Apply for Membership. Select the year (eg 2013), then the State (Orienteering Victoria), then the club (Eureka Orienteers). If you also bought a family Orienteering Victoria membership, don’t tick the “Apply for club membership only” checkbox, or if you only want to add them as Eureka members and not OVic, tick the checkbox. Then click Next.
On the next page, check the personal details in the fields, correct if necessary, then also tick the checkbox next to the same membership type you applied for previously. If you selected a family membership before, select the same one again, and the same dropdown menu box will appear with [select family] displayed. This time, look in the dropdown menu to find your family and select it – if you selected [New family] for the master person, that should have added your family to the dropdown list. Click Next. Proceed through the remaining screens. Repeat for each person’s account in your household.
When you get to adding the last person in your household to your family membership, tick the box that says “This is the last person in this family. Do not allow additional persons to be added.” If you check this box, after you finalise the membership for this last person, your family grouping will be locked down, and noone else will be able to be added to it, for the current year and club.
If this is confusing and you need help, please ask any of the Eureka Committee for further assistance.
Eureka Online Membership Form
The information below will be used to set up new Eventor online accounts for all included members on this form. Please ensure the information is accurate, as Eventor data is used for correspondence, event entries and online results management across Orienteering Australia.