Membership Fees

There are seven classes of membership for the Cincinnati Rowing Club: Adult, Boat Owner, Family, Family Boat Owner, Summer, Learn to Row, and Social/Non-Resident. Descriptions of each class are excerpted from the Club Policies & Procedures and listed below.

If you are interested in joining, please contact the club Membership Director (membership@cincinnatirowing.com) for more information. We'll begin by learning more about your rowing interest and skill level. We welcome experienced rowers as well as those of you with little or no sculling experience.

Adult
Membership for individuals age 18 (high school graduate) or over who plan to be an active participant in the club's activities with full club privileges. Membership in this category entitles the member to the club privileges listed below including equipment usage, voting rights, boathouse key availability, etc,. Annual dues for this category are $450. Members are encouraged to contribute 15 volunteer hours each year to receive a reduction in dues in subsequent years.

Boat Owner
Membership for individuals age 18 (high school graduate) or over who plan to be an active participant in the club's activities with full club privileges and who own personal rowing shell(s) stored at the club's facility. Members in this category must also pay additional fees for the privilege of storing equipment at a club facility. These fees are set annually. The number of members eligible for the discounted "Boat Owners" dues per shell is limited to the total number of seats in the shell(s) owned and stored in the boathouse. The boat owners will be responsible for determining the amount to be paid by individual owners if the number of owners exceeds the number of seats in the owned equipment. Only one (1) boat owner per shell shall receive a bill annually and will be responsible for distribution of all boat owners fees. Membership in this category entitles the member to the club privileges listed below including equipment usage, voting rights, boathouse key availability, etc,. Annual dues for this category are $350. Members are encouraged to contribute 15 volunteer hours each year to receive a reduction in dues in subsequent years.

Family
Membership for families including children who plan to be active participants in the club's activities with full club privileges. Family member is defined as immediate family living at home (spouse and children age 18 (high school graduate) and under age 21). This membership class is limited to two family members. Membership in this category entitles the member to the club privileges listed below including equipment usage, voting rights, boathouse key availability, etc,. Annual dues for this category are $725. Family members are encouraged to contribute 30 volunteer hours each year to receive a reduction in dues in subsequent years.

Family Boat Owners
Membership for families including children who plan to be active participants in the club's activities and who own personal shell(s) stored at the club's facility with full club privileges. Family member is defined as immediate family living at home (spouse and children age 18 (high school graduate) and under age 21). Members in this category must also pay additional fees for the privilege of storing equipment at a club facility. These fees are set annually. The number of members eligible for the discounted "Boat Owners" dues per shell is limited to the total number of seats in the shell(s) owned and stored in the boathouse. This membership class is limited to two family members. Membership in this category entitles the member to the club privileges listed below including equipment usage, voting rights, boathouse key availability, etc,. Annual dues for this category are $575. Family members are encouraged to contribute 30 volunteer hours each year to receive a reduction in dues in subsequent years.

Summer
Membership for individuals who plan to be an active participant in the club's activities for a 3 month period during the time from May 15 to September 15 with limited club privileges. Members in this category must be age 18 (high school graduate) or over. Membership in this category does not come with voting privileges. Membership in this category entitles the member to the limited club privileges listed below including equipment usage. Dues for this category for this year are $250. No volunteer hours are requested from Summer members.

Learn to Row
Membership for individuals who are enrolled in the Learn to Row program sponsored by the Cincinnati Rowing Club. Membership in this category entitles the member to use all the club equipment only under the direct supervision of the Learn to Row coach or other CRC representative. Members may only be in this class for the calendar year in which they are enrolled in a CRC Learn to Row class. Members must be age 18 (high school graduate) and over. Learn to Row members that graduate from the program are reclassified at the time of graduation as full year Novice rowers for the remainder of that calendar year. Volunteer hours are not requested of Learn to Row members.

Social/Non-Resident
Membership in this class is for anyone age 18 (high school graduate) and over interested in participating in the Cincinnati Rowing Club activities as a non-rowing or out-of-town member. Members in this class may row less than 5 times a year. Members in this class are allowed to be on the waiting list for a rack space in the boathouse. Dues for this category for this year are $100. No Volunteer hours are requested of Social members.

Club Privileges
All members may attend regular club meetings, attend social gatherings, compete in any regattas under the Cincinnati Rowing Club, receive a copy of any club correspondence, and participate in the Cincinnati Rowing Club group email communications.

Voting Rights: Members in all classes who are current with all financial requirements and paperwork, other than Summer, Social, Nonresident, Coxswain, and Learn to Row, are entitled to one vote. Class membership is determined prior to the first club meeting of the calendar year and is valid for that year. Members may be classified in only one class at any time, but may petition the Board for a change of status as needed. Learn to Row students who successfully graduate will automatically be eligible for a change of status.

Use of Club Equipment: Members in all classes over the age of 18 except Learn to Row and Social/ Non Resident are entitled to unlimited use of all club equipment subject to club regulations. Note: use of club singles requires additional qualifications.

Eligible for Rack Storage: Members in all classes except Learn to Row, Coxswains, and Social/ Non Resident are eligible for Boat Storage. Members in the Social/ Nonresident class may be on the waiting list but must change classifications in order to actually take the space when it becomes available.

Eligible for a Boathouse Key: Full year dues paying members in all classes except Coxswain, Learn to Row and Social/ Nonresident are eligible for a boathouse key. Summer members do not get a key except with special permission.

Volunteer Time: Each year all members must meet the club volunteer hour requirement in order to received a reduction in dues for membership renewal in the subsequent year.

Refer to the club Policies & Procedures, linked from the "Welcome" page, for more detailed information.

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