Becoming a Member

We are always looking for new members to join the Club and get involved in our Ciociaro heritage

If you would like to apply for a General or Junior Member membership, or If you would like to enrol your child as a participant in theCiociaro Pre-Junior Kids’ Club, you can download applications in Adobe PDF below or call our office at 519-737-6153


In order to become a Ciociaro Club member, you must be born in Ciociaria, Italy (Provincia di Frosinone) or must be descendant of the area or have resided 5 years in Ciociaria.

General Member (18 yrs. & over)

  1. Annual Dues: $45 per year (includes HST) Plus a one time initiation fee of $150
  2. Lifetime Membership (Optional): One-time payment (discounted), based on current age (call the Club for specific details).

 

Junior Member (14-17 yrs. Old)

  1. One time payment: $50.00. Covers membership from age 14 through 23 (see note below). No initiation fee required
  2. Lifetime Membership (Optional): One-time payment (discounted), based on current age (call the Club for specific details).

Notes:

A. The annual dues for a Junior Member will increase starting the year he or she turns 24 so that they are in line with those of a General Member. This Junior member, however, becomes a General Member at 18 years of age and is entitled to all of the benefits of being a General Member according to the constitution.

B. All applications must be accompanied by the required payment in order to be processed.

C. Senior citizens, 65 years and over, wishing to become a member, are required to pay the fees as stated above for a General Member, however, are only required to pay for a maximum of 5 years.

D. Existing members turning 65, and that have paid dues for at least 5 consecutive years, are no longer required to pay the annual fee.

E. All membership payments are non-refundable.

F. All members, in order to remain in good standing, must abide by the by-laws set forth in the Ciociaro Club Constitution.


General Benefits

  • Club  pin  and  Copy  of  Constitution (upon enrolment as member)
  • Right to attend and participate in monthly General Assembly Meetings, lunch included
  • Receive a newsletter bi-monthly and an annual calendar from the Club
  • Complimentary Ticket to Annual Members’ Banquet
  • 10% food discount for functions and on take-out orders over $100
  • Right to vote and run for office in Ciociaro Club elections (provided you have been a member for 1 year)
  • 25 year silverpin (upon attainment of 25 years of continuous membership)
  • Members and junior members entitled to compete for post-secondary scholarships (awarded annually provided you have been a member for 1 year)
  • Members 65 and over no longer pay membership dues, providing you have been a member for 5 years
  • Access to the Club’s library which contains books, newspapers and journals (both historical and cultural)

There is Always Something to Do!

  • Golf League
  • Ciociaro Sportsmen’s Club
  • Men’s & Women’s Bocce Leagues
  • Cycling
  • Voci Ciociare Choir
  • Monday Night Foosball League
  • Playing Card Tournaments

Recognition of Sick/Deceased Members

  • Flowers/Fruit Basket sent to sick/hospitalized members either to home or hospital (Club must be notified)
  • A complimentary meal (take-out) for 25 people (one night) upon death of a member
  • Memorial Plaque & Flowers sent to funeral home upon death of a member
  • Honour Guard at member’s funeral/when possible
  • Yearly Mass in honour of deceased members

 



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