Membership Rules 2017
Ordinary Membership of the R.A.N. Ski Club is restricted to present and past members of the Permanent Navy or the Naval Reserve. Only Ordinary Members may vote and hold elective office.
There is provision in the Club’s constitution for certain other persons not eligible for Ordinary Membership to be elected to Associate Membership. Associate Membership is open to any person, civilian or military, who has rendered special service to the Club or who, in the opinion of the directors, would be in a position to render service to the Club but is not eligible for Ordinary Membership.
a. Australian Army and RAAF members/ex-members and Department of Defence (APS) civilian staff will be accepted as Associate members upon ‘proof of service’ i.e ID card, discharge Certificate or similar.
b. Because the R.A.N. and the Australian Defence Force and the Federal, State and Territory Fire and Rescue, Police and Ambulance Services share a common ethos and similar values, by virtue of the work done in support of the Australian community, the Board of the R.A.N. Ski Club invites full-time, paid, professional and retired members of the Fire and Rescue, Police and Ambulance Services to join the club as Associate Members.
c. Widows/widowers, former spouses and children (having attained the age of 21 as at 1 January) of Honorary Life, Ordinary, and Associate Members, are also eligible to seek Associate Membership.
d. Applications for membership from civilians who do not meet the conditions above will be considered from prospective members who meet the provision that they ‘have rendered special service to the Club or who, in the opinion of the directors, would be in a position to render service to the Club’. The manner in which this applies should be identified by the applicant in some detail and supported by the proposer.
Foreign Military Members
Foreign Military personnel who are assigned temporarily for duty in Australia and their families will be accepted as temporary members upon ‘proof of service’ i.e. ID card, and posting order. Because of the short term of their assignment in Australia, the annual subscription is payable and the joining fee is waived.
The spouses and children under 21 years of age of Ordinary and Associate Members may join as Family Members.
Applicants who meet the conditions for Associate Membership under Sub paras a & b need only provide proof of service (e.g. copy of Service ID card, letter from unit CO or copy of discharge certificate). Nomination and seconding by Ordinary Members of the Club is preferred but not essential.
All other applications for Associate Membership must be proposed in writing by one Ordinary or Honorary Life Member and seconded by another and must be accompanied by a written reference from the proposer which details how the applicant meets the conditions of Associate Membership.
Membership fees for 2017
There is a once only Joining Fee of $203. This fee is paid by the Ordinary or Associate member only and is not paid by the spouse or children joining as Family members.
The annual subscription for Ordinary and Associate member is $139 per person with a family maximum of $466. For example, a family consisting of two parents and two children they will only pay $466 per year and not $556. Larger families save even more.
Membership Application Forms
Click here to download the 2017 Ordinary Membership Application
Click here to download the 2017 Associate Membership Application
Click here to download the 2017 Foreign Military Membership Application