Updated June 25, 2023
The club has two procedures required to be completed for each General membership application received.
1. Waiting List
2. Membership List.
Waiting List: All applicants are placed on a waiting list, with the exception of a member bringing in his son at age 18 but not yet 19, before they are processed for actual membership. Applications are received and processed all year. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age at the time the application is submitted.
A club member must give the membership application to the new applicant. The club member is attesting to the character of the new applicant by giving him an application. If the club member doesn't know the applicant personally, he should not give them an application.
The applicant must fill out the membership application. "PLEASE PRINT CLEARLY" If your application can not be read, it will be returned. The "introduced by" line must be signed by the sponsoring current member and noting their badge number. The application must be filled out completely. If not, it will be returned to the applicant and this will delay the application. The sponsoring member, "Introduced by", cannot be a character reference. The applicant must list 2 people other than the "Introduced by" sponsoring member.
The applicant must pay a non-refundable application fee of $20.00. This fee will be applied to the initiation fee if the applicant is voted into the club. The application must be mailed to the club. The "Waiting list" is compiled by the date in which the envelope is postmarked by the U.S. Post Office. The oldest application is acted upon first, then the next oldest, and so on.
When the Club receives an application, it is forwarded to the Board of Directors for their consideration and they vote to approve the applicant for the waiting list. If approved, the application is then forwarded to the next General Membership Meeting where the membership votes on the applicant. If approved, the applicant is now put on the "waiting list". The applicant will not be placed on the waiting list until they have been approved by both groups.
Waiting lists are posted on the front clubhouse bulletin board as needed so members can see who is on the pending list.
Membership List: After the application is on the waiting list and passes a background check.
The Club has a limited number of membership slots, If there are NO open membership slots the application remains on the waiting list until such time as an opening occurs. When there is an opening, the first application on the waiting list is contacted and directed to send in the balance of his $500.00 initiation fee (minus the $20.00 for the application fee) and yearly membership fee currently $200.00 for a total of $680.00. It must be received by date given by the Membership Chairman or the applicant will be deleted from the waiting list. The application will be marked, "applicant declined membership". The club does not act upon applications for new membership after June 30th of each year with the exception of placing an applicant on the "Waiting List" or a Members son aged 18 but not yet 19.
When the payment is received, the application is forwarded to the next Board of Directors meeting where the application is voted on by the Board of Directors. If approved by the Board of Directors, the application is then forwarded to the next General Membership Meeting. The general membership votes on accepting the applicant for membership and if approved, the applicant will be contacted by the Membership Chairman explaining what he will need to do and when. Do nothing until you receive the email from the Membership Secretary.
The New member will then have to attend an orientation meeting within 30 days. You will be notified of available dates for orientation by the club Vice-President who handles the orientations. You will receive credit for one hour towards the work hours assessment for attending the orientation meeting. You do not have access to the club until you have completed your orientation meeting. Your key card will be given to you at that time.
If an application is not approved by the Board of Directors or General Membership, the application is considered denied and all money will be refunded to the applicant and the procedure is terminated.
We hope this clears up any questions on the application process for new members. If you have any questions please review our by laws on this web site. Just as a point of information the Membership Chairman does not receive applications directly and never sees payments, He may not have knowledge of any applications until they are given to him at the Board of Directors meeting or at the General Membership Meeting. Due to this….. time delays are normal. Once he receives your application he will email you to check your email address. Watch for this email and reply to it. Mark his email address as safe so they do not end up in your Junk mail.
We use email exclusively for our main means of communication. If you don't have an email address, does your wife or other family member have one that you can use so that the information can get to you? If so, list their email address on your application.