Not that we want to cause any more headache with what it now takes to become a socio. Yet, we still wanted to share with everyone a personal experience from a reader. Anna, having recently moved to Barcelona, wrote us to describe her experience of trying to become a Socio a few months ago…
“I recently moved to Barcelona and was planning on becoming a member of the club. As we all know, since November 1st the rules havechanged pretty drastically, therefore, I could no longer become a member.
Luckily, I thought, I have a baby brother who is only 2 years old. Because of his age, the membership for him is very cheap, and since he is under 14, I thought I found my solution! I was going to inscribe him as a member, and then use him as my relative to become a member as well. Well! Little did I know that apparently you can ONLY become a member under the pretenses of having a close family member as a Socio if your family member is over 18! Hence, I have to wait another 16 years before my baby brother can sign me up as a member because he is one as well!
I’m not sure if [everyone] knows of this already, but I sure didn’t. The statement on the FCB website clearly stated that if you have a family member as a socio you can be one as well. They didn’t mention anything about the age of the family member.”