Membership Categories

Classes of Members

The corporation shall have seven classes of members. Membership privileges are extended to the member and the member’s spouse or designated guest, as well as to natural, step, or adopted children living in the household under the age of 23. The designation of the six classes and the qualifications of the members of such classes shall be as follows:

Resident Members

A person twenty-one years of age or over may be elected a Resident member, when residing in the city limits of Springfield or within fifty miles of the city limits of Springfield. Resident members shall be entitled to the privileges of the clubhouse and grounds, subject to such regulations as the Board of Directors may from time to time prescribe.

Non-Resident Members

A person twenty-one years of age or over residing more than fifty miles from the city limits of Springfield may be elected a Non-Resident member. Non-Resident members shall be entitled to the privileges of the clubhouse and grounds, subject to such regulations as the Board of Directors may from time to time prescribe.

Non-Resident members, or their families, who use the Club's golf course shall do so without charge for the first ten uses each calendar year. For the next ten uses, the Non-Resident member is charged per usage. Any use thereafter shall obligate the Non-Resident member to pay dues equal to those of a Resident member for the remainder of the calendar year. Use by each family member counts in determining total usage for the year.

A Non-Resident member (a) engaged in business or (b) residing temporarily within fifty miles of the city limits of Springfield shall at the commencement of such engagement or residence notify the Board of Directors prior to the first day of the following month of such change. Such member shall pay the dues and be entitled to all membership privileges of a Resident member so long as such engagement or temporary residence shall continue. A Non-Resident member who shall come to reside permanently within fifty miles of the city limits of Springfield shall cease to be eligible as such, but may be elected as a Resident member, if his application therefore is made immediately after such change of residence, subject to the availability of a membership in that class.

Junior Members

(1) A person twenty-one years of age and under forty years of age residing within fifty miles of the city limits of Springfield may be elected a Junior member. The Board of Directors may establish age groups within the age bracket of twenty-one to forty years for the purpose of setting initiation fees & dues.

Upon the date of the Junior members’ fortieth birthday he shall cease to be a Junior member and shall be elected a Resident member and shall pay the dues of a Resident member beginning with the month following that birthday. The balance due on the difference between the total initiation fees paid for a Junior membership and the initiation fee for a Resident membership shall be paid in such manner and at such time or times as the Board of Directors determines.

If at the time a person shall be elected to Junior membership a waiting list of approved applicants for Resident membership exists, the new Junior member shall be entitled immediately to all privileges of the clubhouse and grounds except the golf course. Such new member shall be entitled to full privileges of the golf course at such time as the last approved applicant for Resident membership then on the waiting list (including all Resident applicants approved for membership on the same date) shall become a member.

Paragraphs (1) and (2) above shall be effective as to all persons who become or are members of the Club on or after January 1, 2000, and as to all present members who have reached the age of forty years on January 1, 2000.

Subject to the above provisions and the further regulations and rules that the Board of Directors may from time to time prescribe, Junior members shall have the privileges of the clubhouse and grounds as though they are Resident members.

Honorary Members

Honorary memberships are reserved for the Governor of the State and the Justices of the Illinois Supreme Court as well as other individuals that are nominated to the Board of Directors and granted with a majority vote. Honorary members pay no dues or assessments and have no spending minimum. Honorary members shall be entitled to the privileges of the clubhouse and grounds, subject to such regulations as the Board of Directors may from time to time prescribe.

Senior Members

A member who has been a full dues paying member for twenty-five consecutive years and who has attained the age seventy may, upon written application, be elected a Senior member. Senior members shall be entitled to the privileges of the clubhouse and grounds, subject to such regulations as the Board of Directors may from time to time prescribe. Senior members shall not be eligible to own stock in the corporation and any person elected a Senior member shall surrender his stock to the Corporation and receive from the corporation $1.00 for said stock.

Social Members

A person twenty-one years of age or over may be elected a Social member. Social members shall be entitled to the privileges of the clubhouse, tennis courts and swimming pool, subject to such regulations as the Board of Directors may from time to time prescribe.

Senior Single Social Members

A nonmarried member who has been a member of the Club for twenty-five consecutive years and who has attained the age of seventy may, upon written application, be elected a Senior Single Social member. Senior Single Social members shall be entitled to the privileges of the clubhouse and grounds, other than golfing privileges, subject to such regulations as the Board of Directors may from time to time prescribe. Senior Single Social members shall not be eligible to own stock in the Corporation and any person elected a Senior Single Social member shall surrender his or her stock to the Corporation and receive from the Corporation $1.00 for said stock.