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    Benefits and Fees

    Benefits

    There are many benefits of RMGCSA membership. From educational programs to the networking opportunities you'll have a broad scope of resources at your fingertips to help further your career, increase your network of professionals and expand your knowledge as a superintendent. We encourage you to participate in programs, attend events and keep on top of the news through the many resources provided through the website and RMGCSA meetings. Below is the start of a list of membership benefits, but know that you can expand this opportunity beyond this list through your own experiences as you become an active member of RMGCSA.

    Education

    The RMGCSA offers to its members education and fellowship at our monthly meetings throughout the year. The association also offers its members the opportunity to obtain CEUs required by the Colorado Department of Agriculture as well as regional GCSAA seminars.

    Affiliate Membership

    Membership is not just for Superintendents, businesses involved in selling related products or services in the turfgrass industry are encouraged to join. Affiliate members enjoy all the benefits listed above and are only limited in their ability to vote in association elections. Affiliate members have the added benefit of promoting their product and/or services by advertising in The Reporter, the annual directory or by sponsoring a monthly meeting.

    Networking Opportunities

    RMGCSA meetings and events provide a good oppurtunity to meet informally with your professional peers and gather important information as well as share ideas. Superintendents and assistant superintendents share information, solve problems and learn more about the local golf course industry by attending RMGCSA meetings. The value of your dues could easily be recovered by finding one inexpensive solution to a problem you are having on your golf course while attending an RMGCSA meeting. We have over 700 members in 37 states who offer support and services to the golf course management industry.

    Camaraderie and Golf Events

    Participating in the RMGCSA supports your profession on a local basis and provides opportunity to make professional acquaintances in the local golf course industry. Golf outings organized by the RMGCSA provide more than an enjoyable release from the tensions of everyday work. Playing golf at local courses stimulates discussion and the sharing of ideas about golf course management techniques and golf course maintenance problem solving.

    Employment

    As a member of RMGCSA you can utilize our website if you are seeking other employment opportunities. The RMGCSA offers help to those members who are seeking other opportunities through job listings available on the website.

    GCSAA Seminars

    Each year the RMGCSA hosts a GCSAA seminar. These one or two day seminars are comprehensive in their coverage of technical and business subjects. All participants receive CEU credits upon passing the seminar test.

    The Reporter

    Stay Current on industry issues with the official publication of the RMGCSA. Informational articles, happenings within the region and superintendent work tips make this a valuable resource.

    Updates from GCSAA

    GCSAA update information is provided to the RMGCSA membership through The Reporter. Information about GCSAA's conference and show, annual election, and upcoming seminars in the region are also highlighted at RMGCSA meetings.

    Printable Membership Application

    Membership Fees

    Class A - Golf Course Superintendent - $165

    To qualify for Class A membership, an applicant shall have at the time of application for membership, at least 3 years experience as a Golf Course Superintendent and shall be presently employed in such capacity. Class A member shall have all the rights and privileges of the Association.

    Class B - Golf Course Superintendent - $165

    To qualify for Class SM membership, an applicant shall be a Golf Course Superintendent who has, at the time of application for membership, less than 3 years experience as a Golf Course Superintendent, and shall be presently employed in such capacity. Class SM members shall have all rights and privileges of the Association.

    Class C - Assistant Golf Course Superintendent - $165

    To qualify for Class C membership, an applicant shall be at the time of application for membership, an assistant to a golf course superintendent, and shall be presently employed in such capacity. Class C members shall have all rights and privileges of the Association.

    Class D - Employees of Golf Course Superintendents - $46.50

    To qualify for Class D membership, an applicant shall be at the time of application for membership, employed in a category other than assistant superintendent by a Class A, SM, or C member of the Association. Class D member shall have such privileges of the Association as the Board of Directors may specify by Standing Rules, except those of voting and holding office.

    Class E - Educators - $0.00

    This Class may be granted to research, legislative, and/or extension personnel connected with non-profit agencies. Class E members are exempt from dues and shall have such privileges of the Association as the Board of Directors may specify by Standing Rules, except of voting and holding office.

    Class AF - Affiliate - $180

    To qualify for this Class, an applicant must be affiliated with a company or proprietorship that is interested in golf course management, and which provides goods or services to Golf Courses and who supports the Association's objectives and enhances the image of this Association. Class AF members shall have all the rights and privileges of the Association as the Board of Directors may specify by Standing Rules, except those of voting and holding office.

    Class AS - Associate - $180

    To qualify for this class, an applicant must be interested in golf course management and/or in the growing or production of fine turfgrass, and does not qualify for other class of membership, but supports the Association's objectives and enhances the image of this Association. Class AS members shall have all rights and privileges of the Association as the Board of Directors may specify by Standing Rules, except those voting and holding office.

    Class H - Honorary Lifetime Membership - $0.00

    This Class consists of those members of this Association who have retired from their respective professions and whom the Board of Directors shall deem deserving of this classification. Member of this Class shall have all the privileges of this Association afforded the Members of such individuals' immediate previous classification, with the exception of holding office.

    Class I - Inactive - $82.50

    An Inactive Member is a Member who, by mason of unemployment, illness or other adverse circumstances, has been placed in this class upon written application. The Executive Committee shall have the authority to act on such application and to place a member on inactive status subject to such terms and conditions as the Executive Committee may specify form time to time by Standing Rules; provided, however, that an Inactive Member shall not vote or hold office, Annual dues for this class shall be one-half the amount paid by Class A Members.

    Class R - Retired - $82.50

    Any member reaching age 55 who is retired and is no longer seeking employment within the scope of activities of any membership class of this Association may apply to the Executive Committee in writing for Retired Membership. The annual dues for this Class shall be one-half the amount paid by Class A Members. A Retired Member can attend the October Annual Meeting free of charge. A Retired Member shall have all the privileges of this Association afforded the Members in such member's immediate previous classification, with the exception of holding office.

    Class S - Turfgrass Students - $31

    This Class is available to persons currently enrolled in a Rocky Mountain area college or university where said student is studying Turfgrass science for the purposes of pursuing Turfgrass Management as a Profession. These persons must be full time students as defined by the college or university that said student attends. This Class carries neither voting nor holding office privileges.

    Class EM - Equipment Manager - $50

    To qualify for Equipment Manager membership; an applicant shall be employed as an equipment manager, assistant equipment manager or mechanic/technician within the golf industry and shall have such rights of the association as the board of directors may specify by Standing Rules, except those of voting and holding office.

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