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What do you receive for your club dues?

  • Monthly socials, except June & July
  • Frequent emails to keep you abreast of what's going on
  • Group travel rates and trip leaders to ski in the U.S., Canada and Europe
  • This web site to keep you abreast of all that's going on
  • Organized camping and kayaking outings
  • Weekly roller blading and biking fun
  • The 3 F's- Fun, Friends and more Fun.

Our monthly Club Parties are open to the public
and held from 6:30 p.m. - 9:00p.m. at
( See our Home Page or Social Activities Page)

Come see what we have to offer.

Membership in the Club is a requirement for participating in Ski Trips and voting during Board of Directors elections in May. All participants my pay dues and sign the Release of Liability and Hold Harmless Agreement pdf icon. Every paid member gets one vote and you must be present to vote. Membership is also included in your first club trip.

We have reciprocal membership with all other Florida Ski Council Clubs (17 clubs in Florida). Members receive early notice of upcoming ski trips, our regular Benchmark emails and other mailings to help keep you up to date with club activities.

Memberships are:
$20 per Adult Individual
Membership year:
June 1 to May 31

Click Here for
PDF Membership Form
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To join, print and fill in the form. Mail the form with a check made payable to the Clearwater/St.Pete Ski Club.

Mail to:

Snow Sharks
c/o Terry England
12255 75th Street North
Largo, Fl 33773

For Questions:
membership@snowshark.org

What's Due's Got To Do With It?

In a word, everything, We are a not-for-profit, just-for-fun social club. According to the IRS, to be considered a club, among other requirements-- you must collect dues. And for good reason: With a not-for-profit club, your dues are our means of paying for things like your newsletter, club parties, social events, information hotlines, our trip catalog, etc. Plain and simple; your dues are the clubs means to give our volunteer board of directors the financial resources they need to serve you as best as they can on a limited budget.

So what about the proliferation of supposed ski "clubs" that do not charge dues? How can they afford to operate? First and foremost, they are not really clubs -- particularly in the eyes of the IRS. They are businesses-- usually travel agencies or very small tour operators. Their costs are simply built into their prices. They are for-profit operations.

So how can these for-profit organizations who don't charge dues and pay taxes offer trips that on the surface look very comparable to a legitimate ski club? The key phrase here is "on the surface". Dig a little deeper and you will see the difference. Are their trips leaving on a weekend or a weekday? Are they for a full week? Are the accommodations near the lifts? Are they first class? How many people per room? What level of service and accommodations are you willing to settle for? Are their trip leaders trained dedicated volunteers who give of themselves for the sheer love of skiing and the ski club? Will they hold a never-ever's hand and take them to the ski school for the first time?

Does their trip offer fun-filled apre ski activities or are you on your own once you get to the mountain? Compare your club with the "for profit" fakes and you will appreciate what you have.

 

 
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