General Applications for Membership
Updated June 6, 2019
The club has two procedures for each General application to go through. 1. Waiting List 2. Membership List.
Waiting List. All applicants are placed on a waiting list before they are processed for actual membership. Applicants are received and processed all year. 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 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 applications. The applicant fills out membership application, "introduced by" must be CURRENT member with badge number. Application must be filled out completely if not it will be returned to the applicant and this will delay the application. "Introduced by" cannot also be a character reference. You must have 2 people listed other than introduced by person.
Applicant pays non-refundable application fee which currently is $20.00 this goes toward his initiation fee if he gets voted in. Applications must be mailed to the club. Waiting list is compiled by the date in which the envelopes are post marked by the U.S. Post Office. Oldest application is first and so on.
Club receives application, it is forwarded to Board of Directors for their consideration and they vote to approve the applicant for the waiting list. If approved the application 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". applicants will not be placed on waiting list until the have been approved by both groups. This procedure can take as little as a month or longer depending on various uncontrollable circumstances. (If membership is full ) Applications are held in the summer time and voted on at the October meetings. Waiting lists are posted on the front club house bulletin board as needed so you people can see who is on the pending list.
At present the Board of Directors meet on the first Tues of each month and the General Membership meets on 3rd Tues of each month. Subject to changes due to Holidays and the December meeting both meeting are held on the first Tuesday of the month due to Christmas.
Membership List After the 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 remains on the waiting list until such time as a opening occurs. If there 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. It must be received by date given by Membership Chairman or you will be deleted off waiting list and application marked applicant declined membership. 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). Normally all membership openings are filled by May 1 of each year those remaining on the waiting list will be acted on next year starting in January. 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.
New member will then have to attend orientation meeting within 30 days. You get credit for one hour of work hours for attending orientation meeting. You do not have access to club until you have completed your orientation meeting where your key card will give given to you. Membership Chairman will send out an e-mail to applicant when accepted into the club, Do nothing until you receive this e-mail it will explain what you need to do and when.
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 terminated.
I 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 get applications directly and never 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 gets your application he will e-mail you to check your e-mail address look for this e-mail and reply. Mark his address as safe so they do not end up in Junk mail.
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. With the cost of postage today we use e-mails for our means of communication.