Club membership shall be open to any person willing to contribute to the interests and goals of the Club and shall not be denied to any person due to age, race, religion, sex, handicap, or national origin. All members must agree to abide by the Bylaws of the Club.
There are two designations of members; Competitive (Active) Players and General Members. All Competitive Players are also General Members of the Club, but not vice versa.
COMPETITIVE (ACTIVE) PLAYER MEMBERSHIP
In addition to Membership Dues being paid to the Pittsburgh Forge Rugby Club, all active players must also CIPP register with USA Rugby as soon as possible after joining the Club, but prior to participating in any competition. The cost for senior player CIPP registration is currently sixty five dollars ($65) and is valid for the entire Competitive Cycle (September 1 – August 31). Please see the below table for Competitive Player Membership Dues for the 2018 – 2019 Competitive Cycle:
|Fall 2018||Spring 2019|
Total annual cost for a veteran (returning) player would be $280 ($65 +$115+$100) for the 2018 – 2019 Competitive Cycle.
Total annual cost for a rookie (new) player would be $265 ($65+$100+$100).
GENERAL CLUB MEMBERSHIP
Any persons wishing to be members of the Club, however do not wish to actively play are not required to CIPP register with USA Rugby and therefore are unable to participate in any competition. At any point, if a General Club Member wishes to participate in competition, they may CIPP register for the Club and pay the difference in Membership Dues, if necessary. Please see the below table for General Club Membership rates and associated privileges. General Club Memberships operate on an annual basis (January-December).
|Platinum Membership||$1,000||Ten dollar ($10) gift card to Club store at Steamroller Rugby Supply, twenty dollar ($20) gift card to Rugger’s Pub, member’s name on Supporter’s Plaque proudly displayed at Rugger’s Pub, reservation for self and a guest at the Club’s Annual Awards Dinner, Golf Outing foursome, Golf Outing signage, Steel City 7s Field naming rights, and a year end gift.|
|Gold Membership||$500||Ten dollar ($10) gift card to Club store at Steamroller Rugby Supply, twenty dollar ($20) gift card to Rugger’s Pub, member’s name on Supporter’s Plaque proudly displayed at Rugger’s Pub, and reservation for self and a guest at the Club’s Annual Awards Dinner.|
|Silver Membership||$200||Ten dollar ($10) gift card to Club store at Steamroller Rugby Supply and a twenty dollar ($20) gift card to Rugger’s Pub.|
|Bronze (General) Membership||$50||Ten dollar ($10) gift card to Club store at Steamroller Rugby Supply.|
*All Memberships include Club voting rights.