Membership

The four categories of Club membership are outlined as follows (rule 5.1.1 to 5.1.4 of the Club constitution):

  • 5.1.1 Full Membership may be granted to persons Over 18 years (i.e. shall have celebrated their 18th birthday prior to January 1st of the Membership Year) who subscribe to and undertake to further the aims and objectives of the Club and the G.A.A.
  • 5.1.2 Youth Membership may be granted to persons Under 18 and Over 9 years (i.e. shall celebrate their 18th birthday on January 1st of the Membership Year or on a later date and shall have celebrated their 9th birthday prior to January 1st of the Membership Year) who subscribe to and undertake to further the aims and objectives of the Club and the G.A.A.
    (Notes – Child Membership of the Association is for children Under 9 years (i.e. shall celebrate their 9th birthday on January 1st of the Membership Year or on a later date). On expiration of a Child Membership of the Association, a person may apply for Youth Membership of the Association only through a Club for which he is eligible to play.)
  • 5.1.3 Honorary Membership may be granted to persons Over 18 years, as defined above, who have rendered exceptional service to the Club or the games or activities of the G.A.A. An Honorary Member shall have the rights of a Full Member, but shall be exempt from paying the Club’s
    Annual Membership Fee.
  • 5.1.4 Social Membership may be granted to persons Over 18 years, as defined above, who subscribe to and undertake to further the aims and objectives of the Club and the G.A.A., but who do not seek full voting rights and rights to take part in the administrative affairs of the Club or the G.A.A.

As with membership of the Association, once granted, Full Membership of the Club continues for life unless the member resigns or is expelled (rule 5.3 of the Club constitution). However, the rights of any member of the Club are conditional upon the member complying with the provisions of the Club Constitution and the Official Guide, including payment of any annual membership fees (rule 5.4 of the Club constitution). Therefore, only Full Members, who have paid their fees as laid down by the Club on a date prior to March 31st as laid down by the Club and are registered, receive the benefits of membership, including the right to vote at Club meetings, including the Annual General Meeting (rule 9.1 of the Club constitution).

 

NOTE: If you have any further questions about club membership, please contact the club registrar at registrar@winstonsalemgaa.org or click on the image above to go straight to our Club store where you can pay for the appropriate membership