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FRIENDS & FAMILY PROGRAM

 
December 1, 2014, the highlighted revisions below will go into effect. This program permits a single member to team up with any unmarried non-resident individual, with the stipulation that the membership is upgraded to family from single.  This program provides the non- resident with the same privileges and obligations as would apply to the spouse of a member in his or her membership category. This program also allows an Aberdeen resident single member to team up with any unmarried Aberdeen resident nonmember that resides in a separate dwelling. Essentially, an Aberdeen resident single member may team up with any unmarried nonmember, whether or not that person resides in Aberdeen.
 
Below outlines the frequently asked questions.
 
Q1.  Why did the Club decide to implement these two programs?
 
A. The primary reason, is to give a current Aberdeen resident single member the ability to reduce their cost of belonging to the Club by allowing them to team up with any unmarried nonmember and share the applicable Club fees in any manner they choose. Taking advantage of this policy will reduce a current single member’s cost.
 
Q2. Does the current Aberdeen resident single member opting for this program have to upgrade to a family membership?
 
A. Yes. The current Aberdeen resident single member will be required to upgrade to a family membership category of his/her choosing.
 
Q3. Does the current Aberdeen resident single member have to choose an unmarried person who is truly a significant other in the traditional sense?
 
A. No.   The unmarried person can be a friend, mother, father, sister, brother, or any other relative. It can be ANYONE who is unmarried, regardless of whether or not they live in Aberdeen.  It may be a man and a woman, two women or two men.
 
Q4.  Who is responsible for the membership?
 
A. The current Aberdeen resident single member will be the individual who is responsible for the membership and all of the applicable Club fees. It is up to the team to work out the details of their financial arrangement. The dues category shall be determined only by the member and shall be applied to both the member and the friend or family designee.
 
 
Q5. Can a current Aberdeen resident single member resign in order to become the friend or family designee of another current Aberdeen resident single member?
 
A. No. A current Aberdeen resident single member who resigns their membership subsequent to July 1, 2012 shall be ineligible to become the friend or family designee of a current Aberdeen resident single member for a period of two (2) years from the date of the resignation.
 
Q6. How often can a current Aberdeen resident single member change their friend or family designee?
 
A. This friend or family designee may be designated at anytime during the membership year. However, once that designation is made, the selected individual cannot be changed, and the family membership category chosen cannot be downgraded until the next ensuing membership year. However, a new friend or family designee can be designated at the beginning of each membership year.
 
Also, in the case of the death of the friend or family designee, a new friend or family designee may be designated at any time during the course of the membership year, or the current Aberdeen resident single member will have the option to downgrade back to single status as of the date of the death.
 
Q7. What happens to the friend or family designee upon the death of the single member?
 
A. The friend or family designee will no longer have the use of the Club’s amenities and services and a prorated dues refund based upon the unused balance of the fiscal/membership year will be refunded to the estate. It will be the responsibility of the friend or family designee to provide written proof of their dues payment.
 
The estate of the deceased single member will determine the status of the membership going forward in accordance with the Club’s by-laws.
 
Q8. If the friend or family designee is or becomes 80 years old or older will the current Aberdeen resident single member be permitted to resign?
 
A. No. The age of the friend or family designee is not a consideration in determining whether the member may resign from the Club. The resignation provisions of the Club’s by-laws Article V, D, (1) and Article VII, H, (4) shall only apply to the single member and not the friend or family designee.
 
Q9. If the friend or family designee passes on will the current Aberdeen resident single member be permitted to resign?

A. No. The death of the friend or family designee will not be a reason for the member to resign his/her membership under the provision of the by-laws. The resignation provisions of the Club’s by-laws Article V, D, (1) and Article VII, H, (4) shall only apply to the single member and not the friend or family designee.
 
Q10.  Will the friend or family designee be eligible to apply for Hardship?
 
A. No.  Only a member can apply for a hardship resignation, which is independent of the financial or medical status of the friend or family designee. The resignation provisions of the Club’s by-laws Article V, D, (1) and Article VII, H, (4) shall only apply to the single member and not the friend or family designee.