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 ELIGIBILITY FOR MEMBERSHIP

Membership is open to retired and semi-retired professional and business people and others from any worthy vocation and who are resident primarily in the Melbourne metropolitan area.

Membership is also open to spouses and partners of those Members who were Members of the Club as at 30 June 2019, and to widows of former Members of the Club who now hold Associate Member status.

 BECOMING A MEMBER

The prospective new member ie “the Applicant” wishing to join the Club must complete an "Application for Membership" form, providing some personal details, a brief background and recent interests.  This form is available by downloading the following linked document Application_for_Mship_130622.pdf or by contacting the Secretary. The Application Form is to be completed, signed and dated by the Applicant, and if possible signed also by a Proposer and a Seconder who are current Members. The Proposer will then submit the Application to the Secretary who will arrange for the Membership Sub-Committee to consider it and make a recommendation to the Management Committee.

If the Applicant does not know any Members who are prepared to be a Proposer and/or Seconder, they should simply complete the Application form and submit it to the Secretary who will then arrange for the Application to be processed generally as outlined above. A representative of the Membership Subcommittee will then contact the Applicant and arrange to meet and discuss the Application further.

If any Applicant feels that they have special circumstances that the form does not allow for, they should feel free to discuss them with the President or the Secretary.

It is expected that each Applicant attends at least one Monthly General Meeting, at which time they meet with Members of the Committee and Membership Sub-Committee prior to their Application being formally processed. This is to ensure that they feel comfortable with the ethos of the Club.

Persons wishing to attend a Monthly General Meeting should contact their Proposer or another Member of the Club or the Secretary at least one week ahead of the Meeting so that you can be welcomed and introduced to Members and Committees Members.

The Application would normally be considered at the first available Management Committee Meeting (which are held monthly) and if successful and a vacancy for a new member exists, an induction date will be decided.

The Prospective Member will be advised as to the outcome of the considerations of the Management Committee by letter from the Secretary.

MEMBERSHIP FEES

A one-off joining fee of $40 is payable in connection with becoming a Member.

A modest annual fee of $30 is payable by most Members except for certain grades of Membership for whom the annual fee is $0. (For further details refer to the linked document Membership_Fees.pdf.