Welcome, and thank you, for considering to join the Rocky Mountain Ramblers! We hope you
will find our club members helpful and friendly, and our trips rewarding and enjoyable.
If you have any questions about our club, or about applying for membership, please talk to an
Executive member at a regular Wednesday meeting, or send us an email to
Applying for Membership (Regular and Sponsored Guest)
Renewals of expired memberships: if you were a member in the past and are
looking to rejoin, please click here.
The procedure for applying for membership is basically the same for both Regular and Guest members.
When there are differences for Guest members, they will be shown in red.
We designed the application to be thorough, and hope that it helps in preparing you for our
activities and in protecting you from physical or financial harm. There are two documents you
will need to read: the Outdoor Activities Guide, and the Membership Application form. You can read
these documents online, and print out a copy of the form. Copies of
these documents are also available at Wednesday meetings, but you will need to take them home to
read and complete. This gives you the opportunity to consult legal advice about the waiver, if
you so choose.
The Outdoor Activities Guide was written by club members in plain and simple language.
Many applicants are new to the outdoors, and we wish to prepare them by describing in detail
our activities, and the risks and hazards associated with the activities. We also want
applicants to be knowledgeable of our safety policies, our trip rating system, and the
responsibilities of participants and Coordinators. Being knowledgeable of these topics is
important for you, and for the rest of the membership.
The Membership Application form has an Applicant's Information section, a Member's
Agreement section, and a liability waiver section. The Member's Agreement has terms of membership that the club expects from its members. The liability
waiver section was written with legal advice, and is more formal in nature.
By completing the Membership Application form you are applying to be a member of the Rocky Mountain
Ramblers Association (the "RMRA") and in so doing, you are agreeing to the terms and conditions of
membership set out in the form. By issuing you a Membership Card the RMRA is accepting your
application. Your application is the "offer" and the Membership Card constitutes the RMRA’s
"acceptance" of your offer and, as a result, there is a contractual relationship between you
and the RMRA.
Carefully read the following documents. Paper copies are available at meetings;
or you can read them here online; or you can print and read the PDF online versions.
When you sign the Membership Application form you acknowledge having read them:
The content of the Outdoor Activities Guide forms part of the contract that is entered
into between you and the RMRA when your Membership Application form is accepted and a
Membership Card issued.
Fill in and then print a copy of the Membership Application Form. Forms are available at meetings if you do not have access to a printer.
Have you read the Outdoor Activities Guide?Note: If you cannot read the printable (PDF) form, see
Acrobat Reader Help.
Please staple Parts 1, 2, and 3 together.
Complete Parts 1, 2, and 3 of the Membership Application form. Your application will not
if all three Parts are not fully completed;
if your information is not legible;
if there are any alterations or deletions in Parts 2 or 3; or
if you do not initial, sign, and date Parts 2 and 3.
Your witness should not be a family member, and should observe you sign and initial Parts 2 and 3.
Details of Part 1: Applicant's Information
All information supplied by members is stored in an encrypted password protected database.
Only members can gain access to this information by logging on to the password protected
Members' area. Here, members can change their own personal information,
including their privacy preferences (see below). Other members can view this information, but
only according to the privacy settings.
(Guest members' information is not added to the database,
nor do Guest members have access to the Members' area.)
Check one category of membership. New Regular members are entitled to a paper copy of the
Outdoor Activities Guide which can be picked up at meetings.
(Guest applicants should fill in the name of their Sponsor member and their
2 week term of membership).
Name, Address, Home Phone, and Emergency Contact (Name and Phone)
This information is required for all applicants.
(Guest applicants can
then proceed to completing Parts 2 and 3 of the form. Guest members do not receive
publications, nor are they added to the membership list. Guest applicants who may
later convert to Regular membership should continue completing Part 1.)
A membership list is made available to members at Wednesday meetings and on the secure Members'
area of this website. It will have your name, and optionally your address and phone numbers
(home and business), according to your preference.
Supply your email address if you wish club notices to be emailed to you, else they will
be postal mailed.
Website - Secure Members' Area
Regular members have access to your name, and optionally to your address and phone numbers
as you prefer. You also have the option of making your email address available to them
as well. Regular members do not have access to your Emergency Contact. These privacy
preferences can be adjusted by you at any time on the Members area;
Trip Coordinators additionally have access to your home phone number and Emergency
Contact information regardless of your privacy preferences;
Members of the Executive have access to all your information for Association
Website - Public Area
You may be mentioned in trip reports that are made available for the public to view on the Public area
of this website. If you are mentioned, we strive to only show your first name on the Public area.
Club policy is that other personal information such as your address, phone numbers, or
email address will NOT be published in the Public area without your
Details of Part 2: Member's Agreement
All applicants must initial where indicated as having read Chapter 2 of the Outdoor Activities
Guide, which contains the terms of the Member's Agreement. Then date the agreement and have
your signature witnessed.
Details of Part 3: Release of Liability, Waiver of All Possible Claims and
Assumption of Risk
All applicants must initial where indicated as having read the Outdoor Activities
Guide. Then date the form and have your signature witnessed.
Deliver Parts 1, 2, and 3 of the completed form along with payment for the membership fee
of $25.00. (There is no fee for Guest Membership):
by postal mail to the RMRA;
in person to an Executive member at a meeting.
You will receive your Membership Card when your application has been accepted:
immediately if you deliver your application in person to a meeting; or
by postal mail.
You do not have to show your Membership Card in order to participate in club activities.
When participating on club trips you will have to sign the trip sheet that confirms you
have signed the "Release of Liability, Waiver of All Possible Claims and Assumption of
(Sponsor members must accompany Guest members on trips.)