Membership in the Short Hills Ski Club
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MEMBERSHIP TIER STATUS
There are four tiers (classes) of membership:
The Membership Committee, which meets once a month from December to April, has the final authority in deciding issues of membership status. Elevation from one level of membership to the next is based upon demonstration of sincere interest in the Short Hills Ski Club and its activities. This is determined by:
- the number of days at the lodge
- attendance at club meetings (minimum of six) and activities
- participation on committees (elective or appointed office)
- concern for the rights and privileges of others
- concern for conserving the club’s assets and resources
- activities deemed by the membership as furthering the purpose of the club
Examples of activities recognized by the Membership Committee could be:
- work weekends at the lodge
- working the “welcome tables” at general meetings
- party organization and cleanup
- sponsorship and management of club functions
- assistant captain at the lodge
All members who participate in a club activity should complete an “Activity Report” and submit it to the VP of Membership or Records Chairperson in order to be credited for work done.
Active status members have priority for lodge use over all other membership tiers (except for Trip Captain and Co-Captain) and may use the lodge at any time. Active status members are entitled to the lowest lodge rates. Elevation to Active status membership requires passing a ski or snowboard test administered by a member of the Board of Trustees.
The minimum age for all prospective members is twenty one (21). Prospective members should be of good moral character who demonstrate both a sincere interest in the club and a desire to become an Active status member. Prospective members are expected to show respect for all club members, functions and property. Prospective members may submit a membership application after attending three (3) club meetings and making a payment of $80.00 as an application fee. Prospective members who have completed the membership application and paid the application fee are assigned Provisional status.
Provisional status members have priority for lodge usage over prospective members, and they may use the lodge at any time provided an Active status member is present.
Associate status members (former Active status members) shall have the same rights Provisional members. They may also use the lodge at any time without the requirement that an Active status member be present.
ELEVATION IN MEMBERSHIP STATUS
Elevation from Provisional to Active status is approved when the Membership Committee feels that satisfactory progress has been made in the areas already identified. Elevations in status occur at the club’s Membership committee meetings in December, January, February, March and April meetings. Upon elevation, Provisional status members are required to pay a one-time Active status initiation fee of $70.00. Active status is not effective until the fee is paid.
Provisional status automatically terminates on the second November 30 following acceptance as a Provisional status member.
Elevation from Associate to Active status is allowed when the Associate indicates a desire to resume a more active role in the club. Written requests for reinstatement to Active status must be submitted to the Membership Committee for consideration at the December meeting.
OTHER CHANGES IN MEMBERSHIP STATUS
Change in status from Active to Associate is normally granted to members who request such change because they are not in a position to continue their current activity with the club (i.e. had a child, moved away, sustained an injury, etc.).
SKI LODGE RATES (2020-21)