Florida Federation of Music Clubs

Senior Division

Active Membership of the Senior Division shall be either organization or individual.
1. Organizations formed for the purpose of promoting the study or performance of music, such as adult music clubs, choral societies, choirs, festivals, instrumental organizations, music teachers' associations, family and other music groups, shall be eligible for active membership upon payment of dues. Dues are to be paid to the state treasurer, postmarked on or before October 1, as follows: $10.00 per capita or $100.00 if fewer than ten members. Family groups (three to ten members) actively federated shall pay annual dues of $7.00 per capita, minimum of $21.00. Included with the dues is a complimentary subscription to Music Clubs Magazine sent each active senior member.

To pay your Senior Club dues, print out and follow the instructions on the Senior Club "bill" (PDF). To download a free copy of Adobe Acrobat Reader, visit the Adobe web site by clicking on the following logo:

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New senior club? Send in Form ME 4-1 with dues, bylaws, roster, and Senior club "bill" (PDF).
Please make check payable to FFMC, Inc. and mail to Suzanne Carpenter. (Contact)
 
2. Individual membership shall be Special, Contributing, Life, Subscriber, Donor or Patron.
(a) A Senior Individual or Contributing Member. Any senior interested in the advancement of music may become a Special or Contributing member upon payment of annual dues of $50.00 to the Financial Secretary. Included with the dues is a complimentary subscription to Music Clubs Magazine
(b) Life Membership shall be conferred upon an individual upon payment of the life membership fee of $200.00 covering life membership in state and national federations, as provided in the bylaws of NFMC. An application for life membership shall be made through a federated club and confirmed by the FFMC Executive Committee before payment is processed by the state treasurer. A life member shall have all the privileges of active membership and shall be exempt from the payment of state and national annual dues. Life membership is not transferable from one state to another. Included with the dues is a complimentary subscription to Music Clubs Magazine
(c) A Subscriber, Donor or Patron shall be any individual who has given at one time a sum of $1,000, $2,000 or $10,000, respectively, for this purpose. Such an individual shall have all the privileges of active membership and shall be exempt from payment of state and national dues. Such membership is not transferable from one state to another and any such member who takes up residence in another state remains a member of the state federation in which the fee was paid.
(d) Change in Class of Membership. A Life Member, a Subscriber or a Donor may change to a higher membership status by paying the difference in fees.
Associate Membership. Organizations formed for the purpose of promoting a specific music project such as choral societies, orchestras/orchestral associations, opera companies/guilds, music teachers’ organizations, local alumni chapters of music fraternities or sororities, church choirs/ orchestras/ bands, etc., and groups dedicated to the promotion of a concert series in their own community, may become associate members upon payment of dues as provided in these bylaws. Such associate members may send representatives to the meetings of the federation but they shall not be entitled to make motions nor to vote. [Ask about dues.]

50 members or less TBA
51-100 members TBA
101-200 members TBA
Each additional TBA

Church choirs/orchestras/bands of 50 or less TBA
over 50 TBA

Nonprofessional opera companies TBA

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Honorary Membership. Honorary membership may be conferred by unanimous vote of the FFMC Executive Committee upon an individual who has achieved distinction in music or has rendered signal service to this federation. An Honorary Membership may be revoked in the same manner. Honorary Members shall not be entitled to make motions, vote or hold office. Such members shall be exempt from the payment of dues. The title of Honorary Membership shall not preclude active membership for those who desire membership with its accompanying obligations of dues and service.