Please print out and mail in the membership application along with a $60 check for the application fee.
To apply to the pool, your primary residence must be in that part of Bethesda enclosed by the combination of these two boundaries:
1. Commencing on the west side of River Road at Little Falls Parkway, proceed west along the south side of Little Falls Parkway until it intersects with Massachusetts Avenue, then proceed south along the east side of Massachusetts Avenue until it intersects with Western Avenue, N.W., then proceed east along the north side of Western Avenue, N.W. until it intersects with Cortland Road, then proceed north along Cortland Road as if it continued to Willard Avenue (so as to include all of the houses on Sherrill, Saratoga, and Baltimore Avenues and on both sides of Cortland Road), then proceed along the south side of Willard Avenue to River Road, then proceed along the west side of River Road to Little Falls Parkway to the point of origin; and
2. The area that lies west (and south) of Massachusetts Avenue, east of the Little Falls Creek, and within 4,000 feet of the Club property
There is a long wait list for joining the pool. Please read more about the wait list, and how your position on it is determined.
Membership options and costs
When we call you to tell you that you are next in line to be offered an associate membership, you have three options: 1) accept and pay one third of the equity of a full pool membership ($1000) and annual summer dues; 2) accept and pay one third of the equity of a full pool membership ($1000) and the inactive fee ($175); or 3) decline. If you decline you can choose to go back on the wait list, but you do go back to the bottom and start over.
Sometimes this phone call comes at an inconvenient time, for example, after you have already made a commitment to another pool. To be fair to others on the wait list, we need a decision within 5 days.
After you have been an associate (may be several years), you will get another call, this time offering you full membership. You have two options: 1) accept and pay the remaining equity in the pool ($2000) plus a nonrefundable initiation fee of $150; or 2) resign. We recognize that this call also can come at an inconvenient time, and that the difference between associate and full membership offers nothing more than voting privileges (and the chance to serve on the board!). But again, this is the way the bylaws are written. To be fair to others, we need your decision within 14 days.
Your total equity in the pool is refunded to you when you resign.
How we notify you
We always contact you in writing (by email) and/or by phone to offer full memberships or associate slots. In the time that lapses between your application and the call, people often move or change phone numbers. It is your responsibility to keep the club informed of your email address, especially if you go overseas. You can provide an email for each adult member of your household. Please update any information by emailing the Club at firstname.lastname@example.org.