Applications for Membership
One of the most asked questions is
where do I get a application card. The cards are behind both bars at the club
and they must be given to new applicants by a active member. NO CARDS CAN OR
WILL BE MAILED OUT. There is no place to download an application card on the
website. Please make sure you give out current application cards if they do not
have a place for an e-mail address they are outdated. Outdated cards will slow
down the application process. We need a e-mail address so we can contact you, if
you do not have one check with your family and list one of theirs so we can
contact you through them.
The club has
for each application to go through, Waiting List
and Membership List.
All applicants are placed on a waiting list before they are processed for
actual membership. At the present time applicants are received all year,
and are processed all year. A applicant must be at least 18 years of age at the
time the applications are submitted. A club member must give out an membership
applicant card to the new applicant. The cub member is attesting to the
character of the new applicant by giving him a application. If the club member
doesn't know the applicant he should not be handing out cards. The applicant
fills out membership application card, "introduced by" must be CURRENT member
with badge number. Card must be filled out completely if not it will be returned
to the applicant and this will delay the application.
non-refundable application fee which currently is $20.00 this goes toward his
initiation fee if he gets voted in.
Card must be mailed into
card, it is forwarded to Board of Directors for their consideration and they
vote to approve the applicant for the
If approved the card it is forward to the General Membership Meeting where the
membership votes on the applicant. If approved the applicant is now put on the
Waiting list is compiled by the date in
which the cards are post marked by the post office. Oldest card is first and so
Cards will not be placed on waiting list until the have been approved by
both votes. This procedure can take as little as a month or longer depending on
various uncontrollable circumstances.
At present the Board of Directors
only meeting on the
first Tues of each month
General Membership meets on the
3rd Tues of each month.
application is on waiting list..…And passes background check.
The Club has a limited amount of
membership slots, If there are NO open membership slots the application card
remains on the waiting list until such time as a opening occurs.
is a open membership slot the applicant is contacted and directed to send in the
balance of his fee ($400.00 Initiation fee minus the $20.00 for the application
fee and yearly membership fee currently $200.00 for a total of $580.00. When the
payment is received it is forwarded to the next Board of Directors meeting where
the application is voted on by Board of Directors as a new member. If
application is acted on after June 30th your first year membership fee will be
prorated (Not your initiation fee). You will be contacted by the membership
chairman advising the amount. Below is the prorated amounts by month.
A. If approved by the Board of Directors then application is
forwarded to the General Membership Meeting. The general membership votes on
accepting the applicant for membership if approved the person is contacted and
he will be assigned a Badge number and is almost a member.
General Membership meeting is the
3rd Tuesday of every month.
not attend a meeting until you have been notified that you are a new member. We
do not want applicants at the meeting they are being voted on as a new member.
B. He will then have to attend orientation
meeting. You get credit for one hour for attending orientation meeting toward
your work hour fees.
You do not have access to club until you have completed your orientation
A letter will be mailed to you after your election explaining who you need to
contact for your orientation meeting. Do nothing until you receive this
C. If not
approved by the Board of Directors or General Membership meeting the application
is denied and all money is refunded to the applicant and the procedure is
I hope this clears up any questions on the application
process for new members. If you have any questions please review your rules
booklet. Just as a point of information the Membership Chairman does NOT GET
APPLICATION CARDS DIRECTLY OR PAYMENTS, He may not have knowledge of any
applications until the cards are given to him at the Board of Directors meeting
or at the General Membership Meeting. Due to this….. time delays are normal. He
never knows when the fees are deposited.
We use e-mail for our main means
of communications, if you don't have e-mail address does you wife or children
have one that the information can get to you? if so list their e-mail
address on your application card.