Welcome to the 2017 season! It seems we just closed the pool and here we are ready to start our new season.
To guarantee your place at the pool it will be necessary for active members (those who were members last year) to have your dues paid on or before May 1, 2017. After that date, membership will be opened to individuals on the waiting list.
Dues for 2017 are as follows:
Family Stock Member: $450
Senior Stock Member : $350 (60+)
WARA Stock: $300 per share
Permanent Guest Pass: $150
Stock Transfer Fee: $50
There are two ways to pay your membership:
1) Go to www.wildwoodpoolva.com and click on the membership tab where you will be guided to pay via PayPal. This is the fastest and most convenient way to pay.
2) Or you can send a check made payable to WARA to:
1119 Random Way
Forest, VA 24551
The annual membership dues cover all eligible family members. A "family" is defined as those individuals related by blood, marriage, or through legal guardianship and living in the same house. As in the past, a family membership will include a minimum of four passes. Senior stock members will receive a MAXIMUM of 4 passes. If there are more than 4 family members living in the household, the family stock membership must be paid.
All dues MUST be paid in full prior to using any of the amenities. Membership packets containing pool badges & pool rules will be available for pick-up at the pool during opening weekend or anytime after that. Packets will not be mailed.
Q. How will the 2017 waiting list work?
A. Returning 2017 stock members can join anytime before May 1, 2017. After that date, families on the waiting list will be offered memberships until we reach capacity. There are over 50 families on the waiting list and growing every day. Historically, 25 to 35 families leave each year for various reasons, so there is a chance that some people on the waiting list may not get in this year.
Q. I own stock and haven't been a member for a few years. I can join anytime right?
A. Unfortunately, no. Your stock membership is considered inactive and you must request to be placed on the waiting list. Note that inactive stock members are given priority over prospective new members. According to the by-laws, priority among inactive stock members is based on the period of time for which the member has been waiting to become active, so the member with the most seniority on the waiting list has first preference. After all of the inactive stock members have been offered a membership, we will welcome new members until capacity is reached. At that time, membership will be closed to everyone, including stockholders.
Q. How do I become a stock member?
A. There are two ways: 1) you can purchase stock directly from WARA or 2) you can purchase stock from a WARA stockholder. If you buy stock from WARA, there is a one-time fee of $300, which can be split over two years. If you purchase stock from a stockholder, it is considered a private transfer and WARA does not take part in the negotiations. Once the transfer is made, the old stock certificate should be sent to Keith and he will issue a new stock certificate in the buyer's name(s). There is a $50 transfer fee for this service.
The purchaser in a private transaction assumes the stockholder status of the seller, i.e. if the seller was active in 2016, then the purchaser steps into his shoes in 2017 and bypasses the waiting list. There is still a $50 stock transfer fee.