HTMC members are of all ages and represent very diverse backgrounds. However, our common bond is a love of hiking, a commitment to conservation, and a desire to preserve access to hiking areas.
While many of HTMC’s activities are open to the public, there are clear advantages that come with membership:
- Members show their support of HTMC’s goals and programs by maintaining their membership.
- Members elect the HTMC board and are consulted via on-line ballots whenever major issues arise.
- Members may serve on HTMC Committees and volunteer to become Board Members, Hike Coordinators and Committee Chairs.
- Members are encouraged to play an active role in setting goals and organising HTMC activities, including hikes and social functions.
- Only members have access to the Members-Only sections of the HTMC webpage and are eligible to participate in Members-Only Hikes.
- The suggested donation for hikes does not apply to members.
- Members enjoy free day-use of the Waimanalo clubhouse facilities and reduced rates on overnight stays.
- Life Members pay no annual dues.
To become a member, you must
- Be 18 years or older
- Participate in at least three HTMC sponsored hikes within the 12 months prior to applying for membership (this may include up to two Sundays of Trail Maintenance)
- Fill out a membership application listing the names (with signatures) of two sponsors who are active HTMC members (preferably the hike coordinators from the hikes you attend)
- Snail-mail the application to HTMC Membership, P.O. Box 2238, Honolulu, HI 96804. Enclose a check for the corresponding membership dues or pay by credit card via the following PayPal link (please add $1 to each transaction to offset HTMC’s costs for this service).
Annual Dues from 2018 are $35 and for new members may be prorated (as listed below) for the first year. Thereafter, annual dues are due no later than March 31. Members renewing before midnight on December 31 may pay the reduced rate of $25, although we strongly encourage them to make a further (suggested) contribution of $10 to the HTMC Endowment Fund (or the HTMC fund of their choice).
Membership applications are initially approved by the Membership Coordinators but must then be confirmed by HTMC Board of Directors, at meetings usually held on the third Wednesday of the month.
* Includes $25 renewal for next year