This year along with your handbook you will be receiving a new association membership card. These have been given to district secretaries in most cases, and will find their way to you.
The purpose of this card is to prove your insurance status if asked. While this is presently not the norm, there are some towers, normally secular or redundant churches who do not have their own public liability insurance. For example, this was in practice locally at Chatham before the bells were relocated, this excerpt is taken from our 2013 handbook. “Ringing limited to those covered by Accident and Public Liability Insurance (such as that provided to KCACR members). Ringers not members of the Association will need to provide evidence of these insurances in order to be granted permission to ring.”
This does not effect how towers within the association should operate and is certainly not an indicator that you should be asking for such evidence of insurance to your visitors (unless this is a local policy imposed by your church).
Daniel Brady, Chairman