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Dues and Fee Schedule

“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

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Dues and Fee Schedule

“I think I've been around for a while. But I still have to pay my dues.” - Ed Sheeran

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Member Annual Dues for the Next Renewal Year are Always Due On or Before December 31

Memberships are on a calendar-year basis.  We send a remittance envelope for annual dues with the October Newsteps. We mail that newsletter with the envelope each October to every member. The deadline for 2022 dues is December 31, 2021.

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

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.  Download the form here and follow the instructions on the form regarding submission of the form and payments: Reinstatement Form.

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

Category Amount
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%.