How does a new member get started in the club?
can JOIN US
online by filling out the membership
registration form. You will receive instant access CHOA member's
- Create your Profile by logging in, clicking on the profile button on
top and selecting "Create Profile". This helps other members know
who you are and what you look like.
- Contact the leader of the event you are attending via the Messaging System.
Click on the leaders name and let them know you are new and don't
know anyone yet. They will be sure to look for you.
you have a question take a look at the Questions page. If your
question is not answered here, send a message to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
you think of an event that we don't have posted, you can post
your event suggestion on the Bulletin Board. The newest members
tend to have the newest ideas for cool events and this keeps the
you attend an event and someone makes you uncomfortable, or the
leader did something wrong in your eyes, PLEASE Email
email@example.com. We need input from the
members to keep this club fun, safe and our leadership effective.
Question: What is the club's policy regarding to data security and confidentiality?
Answer: All the information you provided is kept in our
encrypted database. No one can view your data except the owners of this
club. The club does not sell, share, or give out any
member data for any reason. Only your home phone can be visible to the
leader of the event you signed up for; and that is only in case they need
to reach you for last minute change in plan or emergency. Please click
to see the complete CHOA's security and confidentiality policy.
What is the policy on bringing guests to events?
Answer: We allow members to bring guests providing there is room for them.
If a member has a friend from out-of-town, it is a nice benefit
to be able to just bring them along. Often some members bring
their parents or children on some events. If you ever have any
doubt feel free to ask the event leader. One
important thing to remember, a member is held accountable for
his guest's behavior and can be held responsible if the guest
causes trouble or damage.
Question: What are my membership dues paid for?
Answer: CHOA has the following business expenses along with daily expenses:
- directors, office manager, bookkeeper, marketing person, and technical
- Insurance & legal services
- outdoor & sport equipment, kayaks, boats & vehicles
- Event leadership training, certification and development
- computer hardware, software development & consulting
- Facility rental, kayaks, boat, truck & trailer
- Event supplies, and event related expenses