Membership

Impressive Network - Impressive Benefits

Today, as it has for more than 125 years, Sangamo Club represents an uncompromising standard of value and service for Springfield's professional men and women, including key community, business, philanthropic, government, and social leaders from across the state of Illinois.  Members enjoy extensive benefits including multiple dining options, a dynamic calendar of special events, a list of over 100 reciprocal clubs to visit around the world, the finest food and beverage quality and service as well as access to the impressive network of members.  

Members in good standing of Sangamo Club are encouraged to invite and sponsor potential members.  Please contact the Director of Member Services for detailed membership information including the current dues structure.  

Once a membership application is submitted, it is presented to the Board of Directors for approval before the nominee's name is posted for five business days in the lobby of the clubhouse.  If no objection is received, the nominee is informed of his/her acceptance as a member.  It takes approximately two weeks from the time an application is received until the new member is welcomed to the Club.  

There are several different categories of membership for consideration:
Resident: An applicant of good character, age 35 or above, whose permanent address, except for temporary absences, is within 50 miles of Springfield. 

Senior Resident: Any Resident Member whose combined age and number of years as a Club member totals 100 shall qualify for Senior Resident membership.  The qualifying member must notify the Club in writing of their intent to transfer to Senior Resident status in order to become a Senior Resident member. 

Emerging Professional: An applicant of good character, age 21 through 34, whose permanent address, except for temporary absences, is within 50 miles of Springfield.  When an Emerging Professional member attains age 35, he/she shall be reclassified as a Resident Member.

Non-Resident: An applicant of good character whose permanent home is more than 50 miles from Springfield, and whose residence within said 50 miles is only temporary or occasional. 

Senior Non-Resident Member: Any Non-Resident member whose combined age and number of years as a Club member totals 100 shall qualify for Senior Non-Resident membership.  The qualifying member must notify the Club in writing of their intention to transfer to Senior Non-Resident in order to become a Senior Non-Resident.  

Honorary: Honorary memberships are offered to the State of Illinois Constitutional Officers and the Mayor of the City of Springfield.  Honorary memberships terminate at the expiration of their tenure in office.  Honorary membership may be offered to the other persons as determined by the Board of Directors and may be granted to a Resident Member in recognition of long and faithful service to the Club. 

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