There are six classes of membership:
1. Resident Members. Residents residing within the area encompassed by
a circle with a radius of fifty miles from the Caddo Parish Courthouse
shall be eligible for Resident Membership only. The number of Resident
Members of the Club shall be limited to 550, or such lesser number as
may from time to time be established by the Board of Directors. Resident
Members shall be entitled to all privileges of the Club, including the
right to vote and to hold office. All votes must be cast in person.
2. Non-Resident Members. Only persons residing outside the fifty mile
radius of the Caddo Parish Courthouse are eligible for Non-Resident Membership.
Non-Resident Members shall be entitled to such privileges of the Club
as may be determined from time to time by the Board of Directors, except
that they shall not have the right to hold office or vote. A Non-Resident
Member shall be considered such with a valid non-resident driver’s
license, voter’s registration, and principal residence outside fifty
mile radius. Non-Resident Members should reside outside the area specified
for Resident Members more than 50 percent of the time.
3. Spouses of Deceased Members. Spouses of Deceased Members (Resident,
Non-Resident or Intermediate) shall be eligible for membership, provided
that the Deceased was a member in good standing at the date of death or
had been a member in good standing for a period of 20 years or more. Spouses
of Deceased Members shall be eligible for this category of membership
so long as they do not remarry. Should they remarry and live in the area
provided for Resident Members, they may apply in their own name or the
name of their new spouse to the Membership Committee for consideration
to become an Intermediate Member. This application must carry the recommendation
of two Resident Members and must be accompanied by the then current initiation
fee. The Board of Directors may from time to time limit the number of
members in this classification. Spouses of Deceased Members shall be entitled
to such privileges of the Club as may be determined from time to time
by the Board of Directors, except that they shall not have the right to
hold office or vote.
4. Intermediate Member. When a Non-Resident Member has been a Non-Resident
Member for eighteen months or more, and becomes a resident of the area
described for Resident Members, he shall become an Intermediate Member.
Intermediate Members shall pay the same dues and any assessment as a Resident
Member, may not vote or hold office, and shall be entitled to such privileges
of the Club as may be determined by the Board of Directors. A Spouse of
a Deceased Member who remarries and is a resident of the area provided
for Resident Members may apply, in their name or that of the new spouse,
to the Membership Committee to become an Intermediate Member. The name
of each Intermediate Member shall be placed at the bottom of the list
of applicants for Resident membership and processed in order with other
5. Special Resident Member. In recognition of the excellent relationship
between Shreveport Club members and Barksdale Air Force Base, the Commander-in-Chief
of the Eighth Air Force or the otherwise highest ranking active duty officer
on permanent assignment to Barksdale Air Force Base shall be granted a
Special Resident Membership for the period of time he or she occupies
the position of commanding officer. The Special Resident Member shall
not be required to pay initiation fees, dues, or assessments. The Special
Resident Member shall not have the right to vote or hold office, but shall
be entitled to all other privileges of the Club.
6. Legacy Membership. A member who has been a member for 15 years or longer who has children or grandchildren may apply to have his or her son, daughter, grandson or granddaughter, become a member of this class, provided the applicant is acceptable for membership in the Club and meets all requirements for membership. When the applicant’s application for membership is accepted by the Board of Directors and the membership committee and when the applicant has paid the initiation fee of $1,000.00 as set by the Board of Directors, he or she shall be considered a member of this class with the right to enjoy all rights and privileges of the Club, subject to the payment of dues as they may be increased from time to time by the Board of Directors at the annual meeting.