Membership Dues & Fees

Members of the Atlanta Rowing Club pay annual membership dues plus additional fees depending on the programs and services they wish to participate in. Members can sign up to row as part of a coached program and can also reserve a spot in the boathouse for their private equipment. Because the club is volunteer-run, each member is required to fulfill at least 8 hours of volunteering at the boathouse and 6 hours of volunteering at our annual regatta, the Head of the Hooch. Members who do not fulfill volunteer hours in any given year are charged again for maintenance or Hooch penalty fees the following year.

All dues and fees listed here are from the date of joining until December 31 of the same year.

ADULT & PARA

Adult membership is for individual members wishing to join the club. Annual dues are $225 plus $100 in maintenance hour fees that can be offset by 8 hours of maintenance volunteer hours. All adult and para members are required to also volunteer a minimum of 6 hours at the annual Head of the Hooch regatta in Chattanooga, TN. The initiation fee is paid across the first two years of membership.
Age Range 18-59
Annual Dues $225
Maintenance Fee $100
Hooch Penalty Fee $60
Initiation Fee – year 1 $150
Initiation Fee – year 2 $150

SENIORS

Senior membership is for individual members joining the club and are at least 60 years of age. Annual dues are $180 plus $100 in maintenance hour fees that can be offset by 8 hours of maintenance volunteer hours. All adult and para members are required to also volunteer a minimum of 6 hours at the annual Head of the Hooch regatta in Chattanooga, TN. The initiation fee is paid across the first two years of membership.
Age Range 60+
Annual Dues $180
Maintenance Fee $100
Hooch Penalty Fee $60
Initiation Fee – year 1 $100
Initiation Fee – year 2 $100

FAMILY

Adults

Family membership is provided for members living in the same household and in a relationship. Fees vary based on the composition of the family membership. Our most common family membership is for 2 adults. Families can also include children as part of their membership so long as they qualify as an ARC junior member. Example family memberships are outlined to the right.

 

Juniors

Junior membership is for individual members wishing to join the club that are either 16 or 17 years of age. A junior member can only be part of a family membership. We encourage independent junior rowers to participate with our local junior rowing clubs: St. Andrew’s Rowing Association and Atlanta Junior Rowing Association.

2 Adults

Annual Dues $350
Maintenance Fee $150
Hooch Penalty Fee $90
Initiation Fee – year 1 $150
Initiation Fee – year 2 $150

1 Adult & 1 Junior

Annual Dues $350
Maintenance Fee $150
Hooch Penalty Fee $90
Initiation Fee – year 1 $150
Initiation Fee – year 2 $150

2 Adults + 1 Junior

Annual Dues $525
Maintenance Fee $225
Hooch Penalty Fee $135
Initiation Fee – year 1 $150
Initiation Fee – year 2 $150

2 Adults + 2 Juniors

Annual Dues $700
Maintenance Fee $300
Hooch Penalty Fee $180
Initiation Fee – year 1 $150
Initiation Fee – year 2 $150

GOLDEN OAR (Lifetime)

Golden oar membership is afforded to those who join the club and wish to pay a one time fee of $2,000.
Lifetime members are NOT required to:
  • fulfill maintenance hours
  • Hooch volunteering hours
Age Range 18+
Annual Dues $0
Maintenance Fee $0
Hooch Penalty Fee $0
Initiation Fee $2,000

TEMPORARY

Temporary membership is designed for people with previous rowing experience and will only need membership for three months or less. Our most common temporary members sign up for the summer months.
Temporary members are NOT required to:
  • fulfill maintenance hours
  • Hooch volunteering hours
Age Range 18+
Annual Dues $150
Maintenance Fee $0
Hooch Penalty Fee $0
Initiation Fee $0
Coaching Fee $100

SOCIAL

Social members are often past members of ARC or friends and family of ARC members. A social member is invited to volunteer around the boathouse, volunteer at the Head of the Hooch, and to attend our social events.  A social member cannot use ARC equipment.
Social members are NOT required to:
  • fulfill maintenance hours
  • Hooch volunteering hours
Age Range 18+
Annual Dues $50
Maintenance Fee $0
Hooch Penalty Fee $0
Initiation Fee $0

COXSWAIN

Coxswains are an important aspect to our club’s success. Our coxswains work with boats in our coached teams and independently. From practices on the Chattahoochee to competition at Masters Nationals, a good coxswain is greatly appreciated in any rowing club. A coxswain member cannot row ARC equipment.
Coxswain members are NOT required to:
  • fulfill maintenance hours
  • Hooch volunteering hours
Age Range 16+
Annual Dues $0
Maintenance Fee $0
Hooch Penalty Fee $0
Initiation Fee $0

Pro-Rated Membership Fees

If a member joins on or after September 1, then annual membership dues, the maintenance fee (as well as the hours) and the coaching fees are half of the regular amount. All dues and fees listed here are from the date of joining until December 31 of the same year.

An example of one adult member participating in one coached program

Regular Prorated
Date of membership January 1 September 1
Membership Dues $225 $112.50
Initiation Fee – Year 1 $150 $150
Initiation Fee – Year 2 $150 $150
Maintenance Fee 8 hrs/$100 4 hrs/$50
Coaching Program $200 $100
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