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Membership Information

New Membership

Becoming a member of SPARKS requires you to be a member of the Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) and have received your AMA membership number. You can join AMA at www.modelaircraft.org. Without your AMA number, SPARKS cannot accept your application to be a member.

Read and understand the Field Safety Rules.

Complete the Membership Application Form. By signing this form, you commit to abide by the Field Safety Rules.

Mail:

1. filled-out form,

2. Check or Money Order with the applicable fees (see below), payable to SPARKS Inc. Do not send cash,

3. copy of your AMA card,

to Bob Shadroui (SPARKS Treasurer), 3615 100th Place, Pinellas Park, FL 33782.

You will be able to pick up your membership badge only at the Club's office, in 7-10 days from receipt of application.

New membership applicants will also have to 1): attend a brief orientation with one of the Officers and 2): perform a demonstration flight (otherwise a “provisional” or “student” badge will be issued).

Your applicable fees include both a life-time initiation fee of $50.00 and your first year dues (see SPARKS Membership General Requirements document for additional information). Fee schedule:

- If joining between Jan. 1st and Jul. 31st, dues (for current year) are $65.00. Total fees: $115.00

- If joining between Aug. 1st and Sept. 30th, dues (for rest of the year only) are $35.00. Total fees: $85.00

- If joining between Oct. 1st and Dec. 31st, dues (for rest of the year and following year) are $65.00. Total fees: $115.00

Call Bob Shadroui, 727-289-5756, to make an appointment for the orientation session, demonstration flight, and to pick up your new badge at the field.

 

Membership Renewal

Complete the Membership Application Form. By signing this form, you agree to read again and commit to abide by the Field Safety Rules.

Mail:

1. filled-out form, 

2. Check or Money Order with the applicable fees (see below), payable to SPARKS Inc. Do not send cash,

3. copy of your AMA card (or proof of renewal),

to Bob Shadroui (SPARKS Treasurer), 3615 100th Place, Pinellas Park, FL 33782.

Your new membership badge will be mailed to you in 7-10 days from receipt of application.

Fee schedule:

- If renewing between Oct. 1st and Nov. 30th: $55.00 ($10 discount)

- If renewing between Dec. 1st and Dec. 31st: $65.00 (regular yearly dues)

- If renewing from Jan 1st on: $75.00 (includes a $10 reinstatement fee)

 

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