Membership

Application for Membership 2016-17| There are many benefits of membership in the Mississippi Valley GCSA, including:

  • educational opportunities at our monthly meetings and annual Shop Tour
  • unlimited networking with other regional Golf Course Superintendents and turfgrass professionals
  • conferences - includes discounted registration fee for the annual Missouri Green Industry Conference
  • MVGCSA annual meeting, elections and banquet
  • our quarterly newsletter the Gateway Green
  • avenue for Turf and Legacy scholarship awards
  • updates on local and national research, trends and events regarding the golf industry
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Membership categories are as follows:

Class A: Any person of good character who at the time of application for membership has served as a Golf Course Superintendent for more than 3 years and is currently employed in such capacity. They shall have all the privileges of the Association including voting and holding office.
Annual Membership Fee: $175


Class B: Any person of good character who at the time of application for membership has less than 3 years of experience as a Golf Course Superintendent and is currently serving in such capacity. They shall have all privileges of the Association including voting and holding office.
Annual Membership Fee: $175


Class C: Any person of good character who at the time of application for membership is currently employed as an assistant Golf Course Superintendent. They shall have all the privileges of the Association including voting and holding office.
Annual Membership Fee: $125


Inactive : Those persons who have held A, B, or C memberships but are no longer employed on a golf course and who are not Honorary or Associate members. Inactive members will retain the privileges of their membership and will be reinstated when the qualifications for that classification are met.
Annual Membership Fee: $55


Apprentice Members: Shall be those persons who have had at least one (1) calendar year actual experience and are being employed in golf course maintenance work either as a Foreman, Spray Technician, or Irrigation Technician giving full time in maintenance work on golf courses. As Apprentice Member is allowed to sit in on the business portion of the meeting but shall not have a vote or the right to hold office.
Annual Membership Fee: $95


Affiliate Members: Shall be any person sufficiently interested in our profession to attend meetings and work for the benefit of the Association, but who are not eligible for other classifications. As Associate Member may be allowed to sit in on the business portion of the meeting, but shall not have a vote or hold office.
Annual Membership Fee: $290 


Honorary Members: Are persons who, for whatever reason the membership felt inclined to bestow such status. They shall have all the privileges of this Association afforded the member in his or her immediate previous classification except they are not required to pay dues.
Annual Membership Fee: N/A


Educator: Are persons who are employed by educational institutions and have an involvement in the turfgrass industry.  They shall have all the privileges of this Association with the exception of voting and holding office.
Annual Membership Fee: N/A


Retired: Any class member of this Association who is retired and no longer seeking employment, may apply to the membership committee for a Retired Membership. A retired member shall have all of the privileges of this Association afforded the member in his or her immediate previous classification, with the exception of holding office.
Annual Membership Fee: $70


Student: To qualify for a Student Membership, an applicant must be a full-time turfgrass student enrolled in a formal course of education, or have completed his or her formal education less than one (1) year prior to the date of application for membership.  They shall have all of the priveleges of this association with the exception of voting and holding office.
Annual Membership Fee: $40


Equipment Technician: Any person of good character who at the time of application for membership is currently employed as an Equipment Technician. They shall have all the privileges of the Association with the exception of voting or holding office.
Annual Membership Fee: $80.00

 

Please send completed Application for Membership 2016-17 along with applicable membership fees to:

MVGCSA
924 Waggoner Ave.
Jerseyville, IL 62052

or call Chuck Gast - MVGCSA Director of Operations, at 314-591-1613 for more information.