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Membership Terms and Conditions

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Sign up & Startup

  • Membership at Gathering Outreach Community Services encourages a minimum 12-month commitment. However, you can cancel your membership by giving a 30-day notice. 

  • Membership is for one continuous year from the month you join and will auto-renew annually.

  • All memberships are processed through Gathering Outreach Community Services’ online membership portal, operated by Ascend. We do not send monthly bills. Your credit card will be charged immediately and then automatically on the same day that you sign up every month. 

  • Memberships may be activated in person at Gathering Outreach Community Services’ membership office, during normal posted office hours.

  • We do NOT accept cash or checks for memberships. 

  • If any of your personal information (i.e. address, phone number, email address, checking, or credit card account) changes during the course of your membership please inform us.


  • Gathering Outreach Community Services Memberships are responsible for payment of all dues and charges for the entire length of their membership.

  • Membership dues are not prorated due to holidays and/or closures.

  • Refunds are not offered for the nonuse of the facility.

  • Memberships cannot be put on hold for ANY reason other than a natural disaster or pandemic.

  • Memberships are non-transferrable.

  • There is a $10.00 replacement fee for a lost or damaged membership card.

  • Gathering Outreach Community Services reserves the right to increase dues from time to time on no less than 30-day advance written notice to the Member.

  • Any member failing to abide by Gathering Outreach Community Services policies may be subject to membership suspension or termination. The CEO, as authorized by the Board of Directors, has the final decision regarding any problems or disputes.

  • Gathering Outreach Community Services reserves the right to suspend or terminate the membership or privileges of any member for failure to comply with rules and regulations, for any conduct we determine to be improper or contrary to our best interest and purpose, or for nonpayment of dues or other charges for a period greater than 30 days. Terminated members remain liable for all dues or other indebtedness incurred prior to and during the suspension or termination and are not entitled to a refund to any fees, dues or charges paid.

  • Events, repairs, or maintenance of some facilities and /or other occurrences such as owner/founder vacation of one to two weeks, may make it necessary for Gathering Outreach Community Services to restrict the use of the facilities or to close the Center temporarily.

  • Gathering Outreach Community Services does not have a reciprocal membership agreement with any other organization.

Cancellation Provisions

  • Members wishing to cancel their Membership must submit such a request in writing. Gathering Outreach Community Services will consider cancelation with written notice at least thirty (30) days prior to the next monthly payment to  

In becoming a member of Gathering Outreach Community Services:

  • I agree to abide by the policies, rules, and regulations of Gathering Outreach Community Services. I also agree to conduct myself appropriately, and consistently with those policies, rules, and regulations. This would include, but not be limited to, not damaging or destroying Gathering Outreach Community Services property, following proper safety precautions and practices, not engaging in any criminal conduct, fighting, harassment, or other conduct deemed inappropriate by staff under the circumstances (including physical and verbal abuse of any person including participants or staff).

  • I understand that I may not be able to register or participate in Gathering Outreach Community Services programs if my membership is not current.

  • I will be prepared to present my membership card each time I enter the facility.

  • I understand that Gathering Outreach Community Services provides parking to members and the public while participating in activities within the facility. I will park at my own risk. In parking, I am accepting the liability for me/and my family’s property.  

  • I give permission for my child(ren) to participate in all Gathering Outreach Community Services activities. In the event that I cannot be reached, I hereby give permission to Gathering Outreach Community Services to act on my behalf to have medical treatment administrated to my child(ren) in the event of an emergency. I understand that I will be fully and directly responsible for the cost of medical attention.

  • By participating in a Gathering Outreach Community Services program, I hereby grant Gathering Outreach Community Services and its legal representatives the irrevocable right and unrestricted permission to use and publish photographs or video images of me and/or my children, or in which we may be included, for any purpose authorized by Gathering Outreach Community Services, including but not limited to: website use, social media, editorial publications, and advertising use. This grant includes the right to modify and retouch the images at the discretion of Gathering Outreach Community Services. I understand that the circulation of such materials could be worldwide and that there will be no compensation to me for this use. Furthermore, I understand that I will not be given the opportunity to inspect or approve the finished products or the advertising copy, or the printed matter that may be used in connection therewith. In granting this position to Gathering Outreach Community Services and its legal representatives, I am fully and without limitation releasing it from any liability that may arise from the use of the images. I understand that if I do NOT want my name or image, or that of my child or family member, to be published I must submit a written letter to Gathering Outreach Community Services stating this, along with a photo or photos of the individual(s) concerned to 

  • In consideration of being permitted to participate in Gathering Outreach Community Services activities and to use the facilities, I accept all RISK to me, my family, my employees, and my representative. I release Gathering Outreach Community Services from any and all liability for any and all claims and causes for action for loss or damage to me/and my family’s property and for any and all illness and injury to my person or to my family member, including death that may result from or occur during participation in a Gathering Outreach Community Services activity.

  • I further agree to indemnify and hold Gathering Outreach Community Services and its representatives and volunteers harmless from liability for the injury or death of any person(s) and damage that may result from my (or my family’s) negligent or intentional act or omission while participating in any activity.

  • I represent that I am at least 18 years of age, and have actual authority to, and do hereby enter into this agreement and release on behalf of all participants listed on my application.

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