Membership to The Ojibway Club is open to all. No sponsors are required. Members enjoy a relaxed and convivial atmosphere by participating in the Club’s many activities or just by hanging out on the docks. The Ojibway Club is a non-profit organization and member fees contribute to the preservation and operation of our historic community center. Every year, the Club opens the last weekend of June and closes on the Sunday of Labour Day weekend. To apply for a new membership or trial membership, head here.
Membership gives access to the following activities and programs (additional fees may apply):
- Participation in a vibrant summer community and its activities: book club, bridge, exercise classes, fishing derbies, and guided shoal picnics, to name a few
- Weekly email newsletters to keep you up to date on Club happenings
- The Ojibway Camp, a day camp for children 4 – 14
- Tennis and pickleball courts
- Tuesday and Thursday night dinners and other special events
- Signing privileges (a charge account)
- Preferred pricing in the Grocery Store, Gift Shop, and Snack Bar
- Internet and WiFi in certain areas
- Listing as a member in the Annual Yearbook
- Off-season mailings
Membership Dues & Policies
The Membership Fees portion of your annual dues contributes to the seasonal operational costs of the Club. The Capital Fees portion contributes to the Long-Term Capital Fund, which is used for the repair and/or replacement of capital assets.
- Family membership categories include the member and his/her immediate family ONLY (this includes spouse/partner and children under 21 in the Calendar year of 2024).
- Children who turn 21 within the Calendar year of 2024 are NOT covered under the family membership and must join the club individually.
- Members children who are between the ages of 21-29 who have not joined the Club may do so by paying the annual category-appropriate dues for the year of joining. Members who join between the ages of 22-29 will be subject to initiation fees equal to the accumulated annual dues for the years between the current age and 21.
- Membership is non-transferable.
- The club reserves the right to limit numbers and to reject applications which, in its view, are outside the intended purpose of the membership programs.
- Please contact Heather Rowland, Membership Director if you have any questions about your membership dues.
- To activate signing privilege, members must:
- Have a zero balance at the beginning of the season
- Provide the Club with a valid credit card number
- Statements are issued bi-weekly during the season.
- Members are required to pay their statement within 14 days of issue.
- Disputed charges must be brought to the Club’s attention within 14 days of statement issue.
- After 14 days, unpaid and undisputed charges will be charged to the members credit card.
All new members, except in the 21-29 category must pay the initiation fee as stated below, as well as the current year’s membership fee within your category. The Initiation Fee is $7,500.00 + HST $975.00 = $8,475.00.
There is no initiation fee for 21-year-old members who were previously under a family membership. For members who join when they are between the ages of 22 and 29, the initiation fee is equal to the accumulated annual dues for the years between the current age and 21. For example, initiations fees for a 25 year old would be (25 – 21 = 4) equal to 4 years of annual dues. Please contact Heather Rowland, Membership Director who will determine your initiation fees.
More details on Membership Policies & Billing can be found here.
Payment of Fees
- All members should have received the 2024 Membership Dues Statement in the mail.
- Membership fees are due and payable by March 13, 2024. If fees remain unpaid after this date, a $50.00 late charge will be added to account and member will not be listed in the directory.
- In an effort to reduce the Club's significant banking charges related to credit card fees, we kindly ask that members make every effort to pay their dues by any of the following preferred methods.
- E-transfer - from Canadian bank accounts only. Please send an e-transfer to [email protected] and create the password of "Ojibway". Include your member number in the memo section.
- Cheque - mail to The Ojibway Club, c/o Admindesk, 1981 Jans Blvd. Innisfil, ON
- Paypal - Paypal link can be found here.
- Late payment of annual dues – after March 13 - will result in a $50.00 late payment fee being applied to account.
- Members who do not pay their annual dues prior to March 13 will not be listed in the annual directory.
- Overdue balances will incur 2.5% per month / 30% per annum interest on the unpaid balance.
Temporary Suspension of Membership
- Members may suspend their membership IN WRITING for up to two seasons. Members who suspend their membership may not use the Club’s facilities, nor may their immediate family. Any usage during this period will result in the full annual dues becoming payable.
- Membership may be reactivated by paying one and half times the current annual dues, and the member will be charged a $75/year administration fee.
- After two seasons, UNLESS THE CLUB IS NOTIFIED IN WRITING OF THE RESUMPTION OF MEMBERSHIP, membership will be terminated.
Annual Cap on Suspension of Membership
- The Club stipulates that there will be a annual cap on suspended or deferred memberships of 20 in any given year. All written submissions must be received by no later than May 31st of the year in question and will be reviewed by both the Membership Director and the President of the Club.
Divorced or Separated Members
- Both parties of a divorce or separation may maintain their Club membership by each of them paying the annual dues. This option is open up to two years after the divorce / separation occurs.
- Lapsed members may rejoin the Club by paying all the annual dues since their withdrawal or by paying the initiation fee plus the current annual dues - whichever is less.
Cancellation of Membership
- Cancellation of membership must be done IN WRITING to The Ojibway Club.