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Membership

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 applicants.

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.