RHODE ISLAND GOLF COURSE SUPERINTENDENTS ASSOCIATION

Member Dues / New Application Payments

Member Dues/New Application

Join the RIGCSA

Thank you for your interest in joining the Rhode Island Golf Course Superintendents Association, please download a membership application.  Click here for membership application

  • Please complete the application and mail to the office address listed at the bottom of the application. 
  • A total of $225.00 for Superintendent members (Class A, B, C or T) and $300.00 for Affiliate members consisting of membership dues plus an initiation fee of half the membership dues must accompany this application.  (The  initiation fee is waived for student members.)  *See description of membership classifications below.
  • Please make payment by using "Buy Now" button at top of this page or make checks payable to "RIGCSA" and mail to office.
  • All applications will be reviewed by the Board of Directors prior to a First Reading. 
  • YOUR PRESENCE AT A MEETING FOR YOUR FIRST READING IS REQUIRED. 

RIGCSA Membership Classifications:

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 been: (1) 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 employed in such capacity.  Class A members shall have all the privileges of the Association, subject to the provision of Article IV, Section 1 hereof.

Class B - Golf Course Superintendent:  To qualify for Class B membership, 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.  Class B members shall have all the privileges of the Association, except that of holding the offices of President, Vice President, Treasurer or Secretary.

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

Affiliate (F):  To qualify for Affiliate membership, an applicant must be involved with 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 member shall have all the privileges of the Association, except those of voting and holding office, except as an elected member of the Board of Directors.

Honorary (G):  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.

Retired (R):  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 (1/2) the amount paid by Class A members.  A Retired Member shall have all the privileges of this Association afforded the member in his or her immediately previous classification, with the exception of holding office.

Student (S):  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.

Associate (T):  To qualify for Associate membership, an applicant must be an individual interested in golf course management and/or 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, holding office and golf privileges.

Inactive (I):  An Inactive Member is one who, by reason of employment, 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, except those of voting and holding office.


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