It's that time of year again, when all of our memberships in USA Rugby lapse - including the membership of the club. The club has been re-submitted, but we are NOT a recognized club with USA Rugby until we have at least 15 individual members registered.

Unless you are new to the club, you all should have received several emails from This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. this month, reminding you that your membership is about to expire. It has the link and also lists your username. It is the same process as last year, where you log in and pay your $75 for the year (they are sticking us with a $1.50 processing fee, so the total is $76.50). Here is the relevant content from the email:

Thank you for a great year. Did you know your USA Rugby membership is going to expire on August 31?

You can renew for the 2016-2017 USA Rugby competitive season, please return to and click on the red “Register/Login” button. On the next page click on “Login.” Your username is listed below. Your membership will be activated and listed as current on Tuesday September 1, 2016.

You will be registering as a "senior player" and on the club dropdown menu it's the first Back Bay Rugby listed (there are several). It will show our address as being in Costa Mesa. It's so simple even a rugby player can do it. I'm certain Kevin will lead by example and jump on this immediately, but we need the rest of you to step up and do this as well.

I won't keep bugging you about this - but know that if you don't get this done quickly, you risk Death by Zim.