The Hudson Model Railroad Club welcomes new members! Due do the amount of work throughout the year, we will accept applications year round, but will only be processing them from March till August. If you are interested in joining, please download an application, fill it out and bring it to the club on Wednesday's from 6:00PM to 9:00PM. We also have paper copies at the club.
After reviewing your application, the Board will contact you to schedule an interview in which we will ask you a series of questions about your experience and interest in the hobby. After the interview, the board will present your application to the current membership at an official club meeting. After approving or denying the application via majority vote, the applicant will be notified of the result. If accepted, the applicant will be required to submit the $25.00 Initiation Fee plus additional charges for a background check, as well as a signed copy of the By-Laws page.
**A mandatory background check will be conducted for applicants 18 years of age and older**
Probationary Status: The Probationary Status is designed to offer new members a chance to learn and adapt to the club’s functionalities. Dependent on the applicant’s demeanor in the club, the probation status may be anywhere from six (6) months to twelve (12) months. Please note, if you are a previously expelled member you are required to complete a full twelve-month probationary status.
Full: Full members have voting rights, can hold executive office and receive a key to the building. Please note, currently we do not have available on layout storage upon completion of probationary status.
Associate: Associate members cannot hold executive office, do not have a key to the building and do not have voting rights.
Junior: Junior members are between 12 and 17 years of age. Upon reaching age 18 they are required to become Full or Associate members. Junior members must always be accompanied by a Full member whenever they are present in the building. They do not have voting rights nor can they hold executive office. A Full member must sponsor a Junior member.
Dues: Full membership dues is currently $18.00 per month. Probationary, Associate and Junior dues are currently $6.00 per month.