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Member Classification and Dues

Class AA - Life Members:  To qualify for Life Membership, a member must have been a Regular or Charter member for at least 25 years and must have retired from active service as a Golf Course Superintendent.  A Life Member shall have all the rights and privileges of the Association except that of holding office. The annual dues and general meeting fees will be complimentary.

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. In addition, said applicant must have a Pesticide Applicator Certificate or its equivalent under California Pesticide Laws and Regulations. A Class A Member transferring from an out-of-state chapter shall retain his/her classification and have one year in which to comply with this requirement. This requirement may be waived if the superintendent does not apply pesticides and directly supervises a superintendent or assistant who is licensed. Class A members shall have all the privileges of the Association. Annual dues will be payable. Effective July 1, 1997, anyone applying for Class A membership in GCSASC must also be a member of the GCSAA.  Annual Dues:  $150.

Superintendent Member-Golf Course Superintendent: To qualify for Superintendent Member, an applicant shall be a golf course superintendent who has, at the time of application for membership, less than three (3) years’ experience as a golf course superintendent, and shall be presently employed in such capacity. In addition, said applicant must have a Pesticide Applicator License or its equivalent under California Pesticide Laws and Regulations. A Superintendent Member transferring from an out-of-state chapter shall retain his classification and have one year in which to comply with this requirement.  This requirement may be waived if the superintendent does not apply pesticides and directly supervises a superintendent or assistant who is licensed.   Superintendent Members shall have all the privileges of the Association. Annual dues will be payable. Effective July 1, 1997 anyone applying for Superintendent Member membership in GCSASC must also be a member of the GCSAA.  Annual Dues:  $150.

Class C-Assistant Golf Course Superintendent:  To qualify for Class C Membership, an applicant shall be, at the time of the application for membership, an assistant to a golf course superintendent and shall be presently employed in such capacity.  Class C Members shall have all the privileges of the Association Except those of voting and holding office.  Annual Dues will be payable.   Annual Dues:  $95.00.

Class Assoc – Associate member: To qualify for Associate membership, the applicant shall be an individual interested in golf course management and/or in the growing or 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. Annual dues will be payable.  Annual Dues:  $95.

Class E - Educator:  To qualify for Class E membership, an applicant must be a turfgrass educator or extension Officer. Class E members shall have such privileges of the Association as the Board of Directors may specify in standing rules, except those of voting and holding office.   

Annual Dues: $70.

Class R – Retired Member:  Any member reaching age sixty, who is retired and 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 and general meeting fees will be complimentary. A Retired member shall have all the privileges of this Association afforded the member in his/her immediate previous classification, with the exception of holding office.

Class Affil - Affiliate Member:  To qualify for Affiliate membership, an applicant must be a person interested in the growing, management or production of turfgrass, either individually or through employment by, or other affiliation with a company, proprietorship, governmental agency or association, who does not qualify for membership in another class. Affiliate members shall have all the rights and privileges of the Association, except those of voting. Annual dues will be payable.   Annual Dues:  $150.

Inactive:  An Inactive member is a member who, by reason of unemployment, illness or other adverse circumstances, has been placed in the class upon his 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 from time to time by Standing Rules, provided, however, that an inactive member shall not vote or hold office.  Annual Dues:  $95.

Class S – Student: To qualify for Class S membership, an applicant must be a turfgrass student enrolled in a formal course of education in an approved and accredited institution. Class S members shall have such privileges of the Association as the Executive Committee may specify for each respective class from time to time by Standing Rules, except those of voting and holding office. Annual dues will be payable.  Annual Dues: $30