Dues for Renewing Members are due by December 31, 2019

An envelope for annual dues is included in the October issue of the Newsteps newsletter, which is mailed to each member, whether or not a paper copy (of the newsletter) is normally received. The deadline for next year’s dues is December 31, 2019.

Late payments (postmarked between January 1 and December 31 of the new dues year) are subject to a $5.00 late fee. Please include the late fee amount in your check total.

Your check or money order should be made payable to Cleveland Hiking Club and mailed to Kathy Kristof, 1276 Mathews Ave, Lakewood, OH 44107

Memberships that lapse for more than one year can be reinstated upon completion of a reinstatement application and payment of a $30.00 reinstatement fee (in addition to annual dues). Contact Membership at chcmemberchair@gmail.com or 330-468-3706 to request the proper forms.



Dues are:
Active Individual Membership: $36 per year

Active Couple Membership: $57 per year
(two persons residing at same address)

Associate Individual Membership: $31 per year
(residing 75 miles or more from Camp Onwego)

Associate Couple Membership: $47 per year
(two persons residing at same address)


Please inform Veronica (Roni) Pavia of any changes of address, telephone number, or e-mail address for next year’s directory: chcmemberchair@gmail.com.



First-year dues for new members are reduced by 50% for memberships effective on and after Sept. 1.

Your dues are a worthwhile investment!

Please inform Veronica (Roni) Pavia of any changes of address, telephone number, or e-mail address for next year’s directory: chcmemberchair@gmail.com.

Become A Member


Although you don't have to be a member to hike with us, there are benefits to membership. You will receive the club Newsletter and schedules, be eligible to register for our excursions and participate in events at the club facility. All members' miles hiked are tracked and mileage patches are awarded as milestones are met (100 miles, 500 miles, and each 1000 miles).

Visitors are welcome on hikes. Hikes of various difficulties are available seven days a week (usually at several times and on the east, west, and south sides of Greater Cleveland). General classifications of the hikes are leisure (usually 3-4 miles, taking approximately 2 hours), moderate (usually 5 miles, taking approximately 1.5 to 2 hours), and strenuous (see schedule). The type of path and ground to be covered, such as hills, etc., is usually listed in the schedule. In our club, the term hike doesn't necessarily mean a walk in the park. It could mean walking on neighborhood sidewalks, on park trails or even in a parade. For more information see the website's New Hiker Information page. A list of scheduled hikes is available here.

You must complete six hikes as a visitor, within a year's span, to become eligible for membership with The Cleveland Hiking Club. Hiker cards are turned in at the end of each hike to track participation in a hike. After six hikes have been reported, you will receive an invitation to join CHC in the postal mail. This invitation will include an application form and a liability release form, which must be completed and returned to the Membership Committee, along with the initiation fee and initial year’s dues.   Membership is effective the first Sunday following receipt of your completed application, liability release, dues, and initiation fees. After that you will receive a packet with information about the club rules and other helpful information. Dues for new members are stated at the left plus an additional one-time initiation fee of $20.00 per person. First-year dues for new members are reduced by 50% for memberships effective on and after Sept. 1. Your initial dues payment covers the period between your effective date and December 31 of the same year. Dues are payable annually every January thereafter.

Dues basically cover the cost of mailings. Our monthly Newsteps provides mileage records, social events and information about other club activities such as worldwide excursions.

Reactivating/Reinstating Membership

Has it been more than a year since your membership lapsed? If you would like to reinstate your membership in CHC, it is not necessary to complete the pre-member 6 hikes requirement, but you do need to fill out a Reinstatement Application and Liability Release and pay a $30.00 reinstatement fee along with current year dues. Please click this link to download the forms. Mail the completed forms and fees to the address at the bottom of the Reinstatement Form. Your membership will be reinstated as of the first Sunday following receipt of your forms and fees. You will receive credit for the mileage you accumulated prior to your lapse in membership (if it can be determined).

Has it been less than a year since your membership lapsed (i.e. you were a member last year but haven’t paid this year’s dues)? To reactivate your membership, send a check for current year dues plus $5.00 late fee to Roni Pavia, CHC Membership, 927 Arboretum Cir, Sagamore Hills, OH 44067. Your membership will be reactivated as of the first Sunday following receipt of your dues and late fee and you’ll receive credit for the mileage you accumulated while your membership was in force.

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