We Welcome New Member Applications

 

Mountain View Country Club continues to welcome new members. With its offerings of golf, tennis and a range of social activities, the Club really is a gem—how lucky we are to have a facility of this quality and beauty so close and accessible right here in the Northeast Kingdom!

Additional information is available below and you can download our membership application from here: Membership Application Form (2017) If you have questions, send an email to membership@mvccvt.com or call our membership chairman, Rick Ely, at 802-533-7768. You can also speak to any Member of our Board for further information.

We look forward to seeing you at Mountain View!

 

Membership & Dues

Please click on the following link to open and download the membership application form. ( Membership Application Form (2017) )

Member Dues for 2017 (plus 6% Vermont sales tax)

Family $1,050
Dual $995
Single $705
Single/Social $895
Social (individual) $190
Social (couple) $370
Junior Family $630
Junior Dual $600
Jr Single $425

 

FAMILY includes unmarried children under age 25: DUAL includes married couple OR unmarried parent with one unmarried child under 25.

Initiation Fees:

Regular Membership (age ≥ 35)  $1000
Junior Membership (age 25 – 34) $500

Junior Membership (age 21 – 24) $250

New Members may elect to pay their initiation fee in one payment or in five annual installments of $220 (Regular Members), $110 (Junior Members, age 25-24), or $60 (Junior Members, age 21-24).

All Regular Members of the Mountain View Country Club also must subscribe to $100 of Club common stock. A Junior Member may not subscribe to stock but must do so when he/she becomes a Regular Member. No additional initiation fee is payable when a Junior Member becomes a Regular Member.

Policies and Procedures

The following policies and procedures have been adopted by the MVCC Board of Directors and are published here on the web for everyone’s information. These statements may change from time to time. Exceptions to these policies and procedures must be approved by the Board. The hope is that this is a way to establish and maintain some institutional memory in a largely volunteer and seasonal club.

Birthdays

The longstanding MVCC membership policy on birthdays is that everyone’s birthday is January 1 of the year they were born. Without some such policy all sorts of membership questions become very difficult, particularly when someone has a mid-summer birthday. Junior memberships are also age dependent. Since January 1 is never in mid-season, this policy simplifies decisions for all involved.

Domestic Partners

The MVCC Board affirms the Club’s long-standing policy in support of Dual and Family Memberships for domestic partners of the same or opposite genders. The Board has considered some strict definitions of just what domestic partners are and has instead decided in favor of a broad policy of trust and expectation. The Board presumes that all members seeking a Dual or Family membership with a partner who is not a spouse will only do so when they live with their partners and have an established commitment to a long-term relationship. The Board presumes that members do not want to take advantage of the Club’s policies and prefers a policy of trust to a policing role.

Dues Structure

People often ask about the dues structure of the Club and suggest interesting alternatives that invariably result in a revenue loss for the Club. The basic idea is simple: If you belong to a club, that means you value that membership and what it gives you; it is not the number of times you use the club. MVCC has Regular Memberships for Singles, Duals and Families as well as Junior Memberships and Social memberships for those who no longer play golf and tennis. For visitors and friends there other short term playing arrangements, described under Fees , designed to attract memberships. We have not found a revenue neutral way to offer other forms of membership to those who are here for short periods, only on weekends, every other year and so forth. Member dues represent about 70% of the Club’s yearly revenues. The initiation fees for membership have been set to discourage people from joining, resigning and then rejoining when it is convenient for them. Joining is an important commitment to a Club we all love. The Club is particularly appreciative of those many members who support the Club each year even though they do not play as much as they once did. This sense of community is a critical part of Mountain View’s appeal.

The Membership Application Form is available at the Pro Shop or can be downloaded here:

( Membership Application Form (2017) )