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Congratulations - you did it!

“If you set goals and go after them with all the determination you can muster,
your gifts will take you places that will amaze you.” — Les Brown

Congratulations - you did it!

“Life’s problems wouldn’t be called “hurdles” if there wasn’t a way to get over them.” — Author Unknown

Congratulations - you did it!

“The only thing standing between you and outrageous success is continuous progress.” – Dan Waldschmidt

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Congratulations!  You have met the hiking requirement, and it is our pleasure to invite you to become a member of the CLEVELAND HIKING CLUB.

Members have access to our monthly newsletter (Newsteps) and this website's members-only section.  These two resources provide mileage records and information about social events and other club activities such as potluck dinners, general membership meetings, and worldwide travel and hiking excursions.  Additionally, members have access to an online directory of current members, early registration for our excursions, and events at our private facility, Camp Onwego.  Miles hiked by members are tracked and we recognize members for significant mileage achievements (100 miles, 500 miles, and each 1,000 miles).  Finally, a local outdoors shop kindly offers our members a discount.

Select the proper application form below.

Mail your completed forms and fees to the membership committee at the address on the bottom of the application form.  Mileage will not be tracked and accumulated until you are an official member of the Club.

Memberships are effective on the first Sunday after our receipt of your completed application, liability release, membership dues and initiation fee.

You will receive a confirmation of your Membership Effective date via email and/or mail.  Please continue to report yourself as a visitor until your Effective Date.  Please contact the Membership Committee if you haven’t received confirmation within 5 days of having mailed your materials.

Your initial dues payment keeps membership in force until December 31 of the current year.  Membership is renewed every January thereafter.  A 50% reduction in initial dues applies to memberships effective between September 1 and December 31 of the current year.  If you decide to start your membership late in the year, please be advised that next year’s dues will be required by December 31 of the current year to avoid a late fee.  Invoices are not sent.  Next year's renewal dues can be included with your application if you wish.  See Member Annual Dues and Fee Schedule for more information about initial dues and annual renewals.

Individual Membership

If you were invited to join CHC as an individual member, or if two individuals residing at the same address were both invited to join and wish to apply for a joint membership at the same time, download applications here:   CHC Membership Application

Note that if two individuals are applying at the same time for a joint membership, both must have completed 6 hikes and been invited to join, and each must complete an application and liability release and pay one-time per-person initiation fee plus joint membership dues.

The amounts on the application form include dues and initiation fees applicable to the type of membership.

Joint Membership

If you were invited to join CHC as a joint member with another individual residing at the same address who is already a current member of CHC, download a joint application here: CHC Joint Membership Application

If you are two individuals residing at the same address who were both invited to join CHC and you wish to do so at the same time, please complete individual applications as described at left.

The amounts on the application form include dues and initiation fees applicable to the type of membership.