Categories of Membership

Members (Ordinary)

As shareholders, Members (Ordinary) shall be entitled to all the privileges of the Club.

Members (Under 40)

Members (Under 40) shall be individuals whose duly completed nomination is received by the Secretary on or before their 40th birthday and as shareholders, they shall be entitled to all the privileges of the Club.

Members (Senior)

Members (Senior) shall be those individuals who have reached the age of 65 or more and who have been active (fees paying) members in good standing for a period of 5 years or more, whether consecutive or not and, if having resigned, did so voluntarily. As shareholders, Members (Senior) shall be entitled to all the privileges of the Club.

Members (Life)

Members (Ordinary), Members (Senior), or Members (Non Resident) who have been active (fees paying) members for more than 40 years in the aggregate, (or who have reached the age of 80 with more than 30 years of active membership), whether consecutive or not, shall automatically become Members (Life). Members (Life) may also be other distinguished individuals in recognition of their exceptional service to the Club or to Canada. Members (Life) shall be exempt from further fees and assessments and, as shareholders, shall be entitled to all the privileges of the Club.

Members (Non Resident)

Members (Non Resident) shall be transfers from Members (Ordinary), Members (Under 40), or Members (Senior) categories. To be eligible a person shall previously have been a member of the Club for one full year and must reside outside a radius of 100 kilometres from the centre of the Club’s premises. This 100 kilometre radius shall be measured on National Topographical Map of Canada number 31 issued by Natural Resources Canada (or a successor Department) subject to such minor variations (not in any event to exceed 1 kilometre) as the Board may determine in any particular case. As shareholders, Members (Non Resident) shall be entitled to all the privileges of the Club.

Members (Honorary)

The Governor General of Canada, the Prime Minister of Canada, and the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada. They shall be exempt from all fees and assessments and, as shareholders, shall be entitled to all the privileges of the Club for life.

The Speakers of the Senate and of the House of Commons, the Leader of the Official Opposition in the House of Commons and the Clerk of the Privy Council and Secretary to the Cabinet, Lieutenant Governors of Provinces and Commissioners of the Territories of Canada. They shall be exempt from all fees and assessments and, as shareholders, shall be entitled to all the privileges of the Club for their term of office.

Members (Associate)

The privileges granted the spouses of members in Section 19.03 shall be extended to the surviving widows and widowers of deceased Members (Ordinary), Members (Under 40), Members (Senior), Members (Life) and Members (Honorary). They shall be invited by the Secretary to take up associate membership by applying within two years of the death of the spouse. Members (Associate) shall be entitled to all the privileges of the Club except that, as they are not shareholders, they shall not be entitled to vote or to propose candidates for membership.

Members (Privileged)

For their term of office Heads of Diplomatic Missions, senior members of their staffs and representatives of international agencies accredited to the Government of Canada may be nominated for election as Members (Privileged). They shall be entitled to all the privileges of the Club except that, as they are not shareholders, they shall not be entitled to vote or to propose candidates for membership.

Members (Governance)

For their term of office the following may be nominated for election as Members (Governance).

Members of the Senate and the House of Commons; senior members of the staff of the Governor General of Canada; senior public servants of the rank of Deputy Minister; Associate Deputy Minister and Assistant Deputy Minister or of equivalent rank of any Board, Agency or Crown Corporation established under the authority of the Government of Canada; General Commissioned Officers of the Canadian Armed Forces from the rank of Brigadier General, equivalent or higher; Members of the Canadian Foreign Service serving at home or abroad who are currently commissioned as Heads of Mission or as Ambassadors who have been assigned special responsibilities; the Mayors of Ottawa and Gatineau; Presidents, Vice-Presidents and Deans of Faculties of Universities and Colleges located in the National Capital Region, which mean only (Carleton University, University of Ottawa, Saint Paul University, l’Université du Québec en Outaouais, Algonquin College, la Cité collégiale, le Cégep de l’Outaouais, Heritage College); and Federally appointed Court Judges. Members (Governance) shall be entitled to all the privileges of the Club except that, as they are not shareholders, they shall not be entitled to vote or to propose candidates for membership.