The "Membership Year" runs from July 1 to June 30. Membership forms for July 1, 2016, to June 30, 2017, are now posted on the Membership Form page. The membership fee is $35.
To become a member or to renew your membership, there are now two choices.
Choice 1: Download and print a paper copy of the membership form (See the Membership Form page), or use the membership form mailed to you. Mail the form with your cheque payable to Upper French River Cottagers Association to our treasurer, Peter Rooney.
Choice 2: (New) Please read carefully. Complete the on-line membership form on the Membership Form page, "submit" it, and pay electronically by either Interac e-Transfer (preferred) or by Credit card using PayPal.
Submitting the on-line form is a separate process from payment. Clicking on Submit sends your membership information to UFRCA. It is up to you to then complete payment. Note that after you press "Submit", you will see an acknowledgement that the process was completed. Scroll down to the bottom of the page to see the final payment instructions: Leave the UFRCA web site and access your banking web site to pay by Interac e-Transfer, or continue and click on Buy Now to pay by Credit Card using PayPal.
Pay by Interac e-Transfer (Preferred)
For those with accounts at any Canadian financial institution and if you use on-line banking, you can pay by Interac e-Transfer to Peter@kennedyinsurance.ca. With most accounts, and if your limit has not been exceeded, there is no charge for the service. To use Interac e-transfer, you will first need to access your bank’s web site and the page you use to pay bills. Select “Add INTERAC e-Transfer Recipient” (or similar) to add a recipient to the list of payees you use to pay bills on-line.
Enter Upper French River Cottagers as the recipient name and use the e-mail address Peter@kennedyinsurance.ca.
You will be asked to set a security question and security answer. It will facilitate the process if the same question and security answer are used by all members.
Please use the following:
Security question: What is the password?
Security Answer: french.
The membership fee is $35, and some add to that as a donation.
Pay by Credit Card using PayPal
Alternately, you can elect to pay by Credit Card using PayPal. Select a payment amount ($35 or optional higher amounts with donations). Click on Buy Now. This takes you to the PayPal web site and payment page. There is a small extra charge of $1.50 if you do not have a personal PayPal account. It is not necessary to have a PayPal account.
Coordinates are measured in degrees latitude North or South of the equator and degrees longitude West or East of the Greenwich (Prime) meridian. There are several systems to express fractions of degrees. The traditional system has used minutes and seconds, where 1 degree = 60 minutes and 1 minute = 60 seconds. However, the system is prone to errors when recording and communicating. An easier system which is becoming commonly used is decimal degrees, where decimal notation is given.
ACCURACY USING DECIMAL DEGREES (preferred)
90º of the earth’s arc= 10,000 km = 10,000,000 m
(1 metre = 1/10,000,000 of the distance from equator to pole)
Therefore 1º of latitude = 10 000 km / 90 = 111.1111 km. The chart below shows the distance in kilometres and metres for decimal fractions of a degree. Google Maps (see below) provides 6 decimal places, which would show accuracy to 1/10 of a metre. Rounding to 5 decimal places gives accuracy to about 1 m and rounding to 4 decimal places gives accuracy to about 11 m. Do not round off any further.
|1 º||111.111 km||111 111 m|
|.1º||11.1111 km||11 111.1 m|
|.01º||1.11111 km||1111.11 m|
|.001º||0.11111 km||111.111 m|
|.0001º||0.011111 km||11.1111 m|
|.00001º||0.001111 km||1.11111 m|
|.000001º||0.000111 km||0.11111 m|
ACCURACY USING DECIMAL FRACTIONS OF MINUTES AND SECONDS
1 MINUTE (‘) = 1/60 DEGREE = 1 NAUTICAL MILE = 1852 m (recognized average)
1 SECOND = 1/60 MINUTE
|1 ‘||1852 m|
|1 “||30.86666 m|
|0.1 “||3.08666 m|
Using minutes and seconds, rounding to one decimal place (1/10) of a second gives accuracy to about 3 m.
Google Maps(https://www.google.ca/?gws_rd=ssl#q=google+maps) uses decimal degrees. For example: N 46.248899 W -79.912039. When on Google Maps, look at the bottom right corner for the icon "Find my location". Click on the icon, and then move your cursor to the desired location. Click on the location and a small window will appear showing the latitude and longitude coordinates. Keep the 6 decimal places or round off to 4 or 5 decimal places.
You can also use Google Earth http://www.google.com/earth/ (for free download if you don’t have it already) which shows detail like roof outlines and docks. When using the Google Earth map, select Tools – Options and select "Decimal Degrees".
Or use your GPS device if it shows latitude and longitude coordinates.