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Thinking about becoming a Chemeketan?


Chemeketans accepts members of all ages and abilities.  The range of our activities is wide enough to offer something for just about anyone with an interest in outdoor adventures.  We encourage you to look through recent Bulletins and to read reports from enthusiastic participants to see the types of activities we offer.

We have two major categories of membership. 
     
(1) Adult: If you are 18 or older, you are considered an Adult and you may join for a fee is $20 per year.
(2) Household:   You may sign up yourself and other members of your household as one unit.  Household members are charged an annual fee of $20 for each adult and $3 for each person under the age of 18 that you would like to be a member.  The Household will receive a single renewal notification which includes all members of the household.  The Household will also receive a single copy of most paper mailings except for ballots.  Adult household members will each have their own login to the website; household members under the age of 18 will not have a login. 

To see some of the many benefits of being a Chemeketan, click the button below:


How To Become A Member

 

(1) Click the Apply Now button below to sign up as a Prospective Member. 

(2) Print the Qualifying Activities Form.   You will need this form when you participate in your qualifying activities.

(3) Participate in two active, outdoor qualifying events sponsored by the Chemeketans.  Bring your Qualifying Activities Form to each event and make sure you have your leader sign it.

If You Wish To Pay By Credit Card

(4) Mail your completed and signed Qualifying Activities Form to the Membership Secretary at the address listed on the form. 

(5)After the Chemeketans Executive Council approves your application at its next monthly meeting, you will receive a welcome email message with instructions for logging in the first time, using the username and password you generated in Step 1.  You will be required to pay your annual fee by credit card when you login.  Once payment is made, you will be an official member of Chemeketans.  The Club will also mail you a Membership Card and a Prospectus. 

If You Wish To Pay By Check

(4) Mail your completed and signed Qualifying Activities Form and a check for your annual fee to the Membership Secretary at the address listed on the form. 

(5) After the Chemeketans Executive Council approves your application at its next monthly meeting, you will receive a welcome email message with instructions for logging in the first time, using the username and password you generated in Step 1.  The Club will also mail you a Membership Card and a Prospectus.  If you do not use email, this mailing will serve as your notice of membership.

 

You can find our activities listed on the Events Calendar and in the Bulletin. Non-members are welcome on all Chemeketans activities as long as the leader feels that you are qualified to participate. For more information about an activity, contact the leader listed in the Bulletin.


For some basic information on the clothing and gear you will need to participate in Chemeketans activities, see Trip Essentials.

For general information, contact the Membership Secretary at chememb@chemeketans.org, or write to The Chemeketans, c/o Membership Secretary, PO Box 864, Salem OR 97308. If you send an email, use an unambiguous subject line and include a surface mail address and a phone number.