Membership

Thank you for your interest in the GCSA of Arkansas!  There is no better way to stay informed and active in the industry.  Applicants for membership shall be approved by the Board of Directors. The Board of Directors shall be the sole judge of an applicant’s qualification for membership.

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Dues

 

MEMBERSHIP CLASSES

Class AA -Life Members: To be a life member one must: have retired as a golf course superintendent and have reached the age of fifty-five (55) and: (1) been a voting member for twenty-five (25) years, or (2) a former Board member, or, (3) a charter member. A life member shall have all the rights and privileges of the Association except that of holding office.

Class A - Golf Course Superintendent: To qualify for Class A membership, an applicant shall have, at the time of application for membership, at least three (3) years experience as a golf course superintendent and be presently employed in such capacity. Class A members shall have all the privileges of the Association.

Class B - Golf Course Superintendent: To qualify for Class B membership, an applicant shall have at the time of application for membership, less than three (3) years experience as a golf course superintendent and be presently employed in such capacity. Class Superintendent Members shall have all the privileges of the Association.

Class C - Assistant Golf Course Superintendent: To qualify for the Class C membership, an applicant shall, at the time of application for membership, be an assistant to a golf course superintendent and be presently employed in such capacity .Class C members shall have all the privileges of the Association, except voting and holding office.

Class E - Educators: To qualify for Class E membership an applicant must be an educator or extension officer. Class E members shall have such privileges of the Association as the Board of Directors specify by Standing Rules, except those of voting and holding office.

Affiliate: To qualify for Affiliate Membership, an applicant must be a business firm or governmental body interested in golf course management and/or in the growing or production of fine turfgrass, either individually or through employment by, or other affiliation with, a company, proprietorship or association who does not qualify for membership in another class. Affiliate Members shall have all the privileges of the Association, except those of voting and holding office.

Facility Membership: A facility membership is available to those facilities that operate with limited resources. The membership is in the name of the facility. However, the recipient of the membership benefits and information can be the superintendent, owner or other representative of the golf facility. The facility is entitled to all privileges of membership, except those of voting and holding office.

Associate: To qualify for Associate membership, an applicant must be an individual interested in golf course mangement and/or in the growing and production of fine turfgrass. Associate members shall have such privileges of the Association as the Board of Directors may specify by Standing Rules, except those of voting and holding office.

Honorary: To qualify for Honorary Membership, the individual must be recognized annually by the Board of Directors for contributing in an outstanding manner to this Association or profession or related field. Honorary Members shall not be required to pay dues or assessments of the Association and shall have such privileges of the Association as the Board of Directors may specify by Standing Rules, except those of voting and holding office.

Student: To qualify for Student Membership, an applicant must be a full-time turfgrass student enrolled in a formal course of education, or have completed his or her formal education less than one ( 1) year prior to the date of application for membership. Student Members shall have such privileges of the Association as the Board of Directors may specify by Standing Rules, except those of voting and holding office.

Retired: Any Class A, Class B, Class C or Affiliate Member reaching age fifty-five (55), who is retired and no longer seeking employment within the scope of activities of any membership class of this Association, may apply to the Board of Directors in writing for Retired Membership, the annual dues for which shall be one-half of the amount paid by Class A Members. A Retired Member shall have all of the privileges of this Association afforded the member in his or her immediate previous classification, with the exception of holding office.

Inactive: An Inactive Member is a member who, by reason of unemployment, illness or other adverse circumstances, has been placed in this class upon his or her application. The Board of Directors shall have the authority to act on such application and to place a member on inactive status subject to terms and conditions as the Board of Directors may specify by Standing Rules.

Note: RE-CLASSIFICATION OF MEMBERS: Any member may request a change in his membership classification to accord with a change in his qualifications for membership as set forth in the By-Laws. Such re-classification shall be made by the Executive Committee.

If you have any questions regarding membership please call our office at 501-860-0187.