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Membership & Rules

RCWS Membership Rules:

Those seeking membership must understand that the RCWS is not a drinking club. Our tastings / meetings are guided by our love for whisky and camaraderie.

The Rules:

  1. You must be invited by a current member to attend a meeting or to be placed on the Membership Waiting List
  2. Dues are $125 per year payable during the last quarter of the calendar year.
  3. Upon joining you will be assigned a Member Number. At the start of your first full year you will receive a tasting glass with an etching of the RCWS logo and your member number. (Additional glasses can be ordered through the club.)
  4. If you would like a lower member number, one vacated by an inactive member, the cost is an $80 (or more) bottle of whisky.
  5. Expulsion from RCWS: Bring disgrace to the Society, act like a jerk or mistreat another member and youre out!!!

Membership Cap:

  1. Membership will be capped at 50 active members..with one exception (see below).
  2. If a member fails to pay his annual dues in a timely manner he will be replaced with a new member. That new member will be given the next available Member Number.

Exception: Once the active membership reaches 50, the only new members allowed will be immediate family of an active member: Father, Son or Brother.

Tastings / Meetings:

  1. Tastings / Meetings will be held every other month: January (Holiday Party), March, May, July (Members Only), September, and November.
  2. Cost to attend is $25 per guest, except the Holiday Party, which is free.
  3. Each member is allowed to bring guests.
  4. If you are inviting guests to a meeting you must also attend.

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