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Join the WAC Community!

Join now for 2014 and get the rest of 2013 free!

Joining the WAC is easy - just follow these three steps:

  1. Fill out our Online Membership Application and click the "sign me up" button at the bottom of the page.
  2. Complete our Online Membership Waiver.
  3. Pay your membership dues (you can save money by signing up for multiple years) and a $15 one-time new-member fee:

  4. New Membership Charges
    Name of Member Applicant

    Plan to use the cabin? Instead of paying nightly ($15) to stay at the Guye Cabin, you can pay the annual cabin dues which are effective Jan 1 to Dec 31. Please note that cabin use is contingent upon approval of your membership application. Cabin payments received will be refunded if your application, waiver, and membership payment are not completed within 30 days.

    Note: The adults (persons over 18) under a family cabin fee must all be current WAC members and be immediate family members living together. Kids are defined as their children under 13 years of age.  Any family member over the age of 13 that is not covered on the family's annual cabin dues (i.e. not immediate family living together) must pay the guest or member fee when using the cabin.

    Annual Cabin Dues
    Name of Applicant (and family members, if relevant)


Stuff you should know:

You must complete all three steps to become a member, participate in club activities, and use the cabin. Payments received will be refunded and your application voided if the membership application and waiver are not completed with 30 days.

Separate applications and waivers must be submitted for each member joining. Each person 18 years of age or older needs an individual membership. We keep our dues small so that everyone can afford to join. We do not offer couples, joint, or family memberships. Wayward, lost or lapsed members need to reapply.

Our membership year runs from January 1st thru December 31st, but if you join between October 1st and December 31st your dues will be applied to the following year and you'll get the rest of this year for free!  

You can direct questions about your application to Dave Wilson at treasurer@washingtonalpineclub.org.


So that's the process, now here's the pitch!

Check us out! We are a very small, informal club with a lot of history. We are a friendly group, and we'd love for you to send us an email if you have questions. Our publicity chair, Kay Ishii handles questions, etc... and she can be reached via email at wombatz@speakeasy.net. She's nice! All the information about our Club is on our web page.

The best way to get involved when you join the WAC is to take a class, attend an outing, social event, and/or volunteer to help. Like any volunteer organization, you can get more out of it, if you put into it.


Membership Benefits

Member Benefits include:

  • Annual subscription to the Monthly Newsletter available via email in pdf format
  • The WAC on Facebook
  • Discount Season Passes at the Summit for Wed night class
  • Fellowship and social activities ( Snow Dinner & Vegetarian Potluck)
  • Events ( WAC Fun Day, Snoqualmie Loppet, Summer Party)
  • Leadership opportunities (Lead trips, Class Chairs, Board of Directors)
  • Discounts at area businesses
  • Opportunity to take WAC classes (lots to choose from! Basic Climbing, Lead Climbing, Winter Backcountry Travel, Telemark & Randonee Skiing, Nordic Ski Clinics, WRFA (Wilderness Remote First Aid), CPR/AED, Skiing the Steeps.
  • Planned and spontaneous outings (anybody want to ski Camp Muir this weekend? climb at Icicle Creek? snowshoe Commonwealth Basin?)
  • Teaching opportunities (no better way to learn your knots than to teach someone!)
  • Work Parties and events ( learn & practice home restoration, improvement and repair)
  • Conservation and Service Projects ( Annual Beach Cleanup on the Olympic Coast)

 

More Info about Fees and Dues

Membership Dues

Annual Dues (renewals)

Regular Members (18-64yrs)

1 YEAR:    Through Dec 2014

30.00

2 YEARS:  Through Dec 2015

60.00

3 YEARS:  Through Dec 2016 

85.00

4 YEARS:  Through Dec 2017

115.00

5 YEARS:  Through Dec 2018

135.00

The annual membership is from January 1 to December 31. 


Annual Cabin Fees

Instead of paying nightly ($15) to stay at the Guye Cabin, you can pay the annual cabin dues which are effective Jan 1 to Dec 31.

Annual Cabin Fees

Amount

Individual Member   

80.00

Immediate Family of two adult members 

130.00

Immediate Family of three adult members + kids 

150.00

Note: The Adults (persons over 18) under a family cabin fee must all be current WAC members and be immediate family members living together (and presumably normally coming up altogether in the same car which is why its cheaper).  Kids are defined as their children under 13 years of age.  Any family member over the age of 13 that is not covered on the family's annual cabin due (i.e. not immediate family living together) must pay the guest or member fee when using the cabin (except that children under 13 are free).


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