“I've worked really hard to get to where I am.
Slow and steady wins the race, and I believe in paying your dues.” - Amanda Bynes
Photo: Isle of Wight, England
“I think I've been around for a while. But I still have to pay my dues.” - Ed Sheeran
Photo by: Julie Wojcik
Member Annual Dues for the Next Renewal Year are Always Due On or Before December 31
Memberships are on a calendar-year basis. Renewal dues are collected every year between October 1 and December 31. Reminders appear in the October, November and December Newsteps. The deadline for 2024 dues is December 31, 2023. Please do not send your 2024 renewal dues until October 1.
Make your check or money order payable to Cleveland Hiking Club and mail to:
Between Oct 1 and Feb 28 (for following year renewals): Kathy Kristof, 1276 Mathews Ave, Lakewood, OH 44107
Between Mar 1 and Dec 31 (for late payments): Roni Pavia, 927 Arboretum Cir, Sagamore Hills, OH 44067
(Between Oct 1 and Dec 31, Kathy collects renewal dues for next year and Roni collects late dues for current year)
Late payments (postmarked between January 1 and December 31 of the renewal year) are subject to a $5.00 late fee. Please include the late fee amount in your check or money order total.
Memberships that lapse for one or more years can be reinstated upon completion of a reinstatement application and payment of reinstatement fee (in addition to annual dues). See Schedule of Fees and Dues, below. It is not necessary to complete the six hikes again. See Reinstating your Membership and follow the instructions on the form regarding submission of the form and payments.
Active or Associate Membership. Individuals who reside within 75 miles of Cleveland, Ohio are considered Active members of CHC. Individuals who reside over 75 miles from Cleveland, Ohio may elect to become Associate members. Associate members are not eligible to vote or hold office, but have all other rights and privileges of membership.
Schedule of Dues and Fees
|Active Membership Dues (residing less than 75 miles from Cleveland, OH )|
|Active Individual Annual Dues||$36 per calendar year|
|Active Couple Annual Dues (two persons residing at same address)||$57 per calendar year|
|Associate Membership Dues (residing 75 miles or more from Cleveland, OH)|
|Associate Individual Annual Dues||$31 per calendar year|
|Associate Couple Annual Dues (two persons residing at same address)||$47 per calendar year|
|New Members - Add One-Time Initiation Fee to Active or Associate dues (as applicable)
||$30 per person
|Current Members - Add Late Fee for payment received after Dec 31||$5|
|Former Members whose Membership has lapsed for 1 or more years - Add Reinstatement Fee
(New application and liability release must be submitted see Reinstating Your Membership.)
|$20 per person|
Initial dues for new Members who first join on or after September 1 are reduced by 50%.