ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING SCHEDULED FOR MAY 19TH. SEE ANNOUMCEMENTS SECTION.
In order to receive a membership, you must first be placed on the wait list.
The public wait list is capped at 25 people, and the number of openings varies year-to-year based on the number of people who fail to renew their membership (since membership is capped at 275). When the wait list opens to the public, placement is granted on a first come, first serve basis based on the number of openings on the wait list. We typically know how many openings there are by the beginning of April, so if you are curious as to how many openings are on the wait list, please contact us at that time.
There is a separate wait list for current and retired employees of Homer City Generating Station. If this applies to you, please contact the office at 724-397-2727 for details.
The wait list opens to the general public at 9:00am EST on the 4th Monday in April. As mentioned above, placement is awarded to the first X people in line where X represents the number of openings on the wait list. Once all openings are filled, no further public wait list applications will be taken until the following year. There are no restrictions as to when you may begin waiting in line. People arrive very early.
The physical address of our office is at the office of Gandolfi & Gandolfi, CPA’s, 412 Main Street, Marion Center, PA 15759. We are at the main intersection of Marion Center, caddy corner from the Marion Center branch of Marion Center Bank. The line forms in front of the office door for Gandolfi & Gandolfi, CPA’s.
Yes. There is a one-time, non-refundable fee of $250 to be placed on the wait list and is due immediately upon placement on the waiting list. This holds your place until you are offered a membership. This fee will not be applied towards the annual membership fee when a membership is offered to you. In addition, you will have to complete an application that includes your contact information so that we can contact you when you are eligible to receive a membership. It is important to keep this information current with the office once you are on the list.
You may have any individual who is at least 18 years of age wait in your place to put your name on the wait list. This person must have the application fee and be able to complete the application for you. Only one application will be accepted per adult present.
The amount of time it takes from placement on the wait list to offering a membership varies from year-to-year, depending on the number of current members who decide not to renew their memberships.
Once all renewal applications are processed in early March, the office will begin contacting people on the wait list based on how many memberships are open. You will receive both a phone call and a letter using the information on your application or any updates provided. The membership fee of $350 is due within 10 days from the date on which the membership was offered and letter mailed. If payment is not received at the business office by that date, your name is dropped from the wait list and you must pay the fee to be placed back on the list when an opening is available. The office then offers that membership to the next person in line until all available memberships are filled.
Membership cost is currently $350 each year, and must be received by the office by the last day of February of the calendar year in which the membership is valid (i.e. the fee for an active membership for the 2021 calendar year is due on the last day of February 2021 – Feb. 28).
You will also be required to complete a full application each year as well as provide insurance information with documentation as listed in the cover letter of the renewal packet. If you provide an email on your application, renewal packets will be sent via email, usually in December. All other communication will also be via email. If you do not provide an email, a packet will be mailed, usually in December. Once payment, completed application, and proper insurance verification is received, a sticker for the year will be mailed to you to be placed on your watercraft and your gate key will be made active. The sticker must be affixed to be on the lake. Payment is all that is required by end of February to hold your membership, but full requirements must be met for key to be activated and sticker mailed.
You can email your name, a statement that you are on the wait list, and your updated contact information to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will respond with confirmation of the changes when they have been complete. Alternatively, you may call our office at 724-397-2727, and we will update your application with your current contact information. If no one is available to take your call, please leave us a message on any of our mailboxes and we will return your call as soon as possible.