-=-Grand Rapids Junior Rowing athletes (high/middle school) please join here -=-
Members have a wide variety of competitive and recreational opportunities, as well as several social opportunities throughout the year. Additionally, once you have been certified by a GRRA coach, you will have access to any of our wide assortment of club boats as often as you wish. There is no additional cost for equipment use or access.
Since the club has no paid staff, we are fortunate to receive help from the membership throughout the year, at events such as home regattas and social events, but also with the everyday needs of the organization. If you'd rather wait until just before we get on the water to join, that's certainly okay... however, what many people don't realize is that the club has expenses throughout the year and counts on memberships being renewed when they run out, even during the winter. So, please consider joining or renewing anytime during the year!
Not ready to join yet? Non-members and social members can row up twice per calendar year as a guest of a member. We hope you decide to join us, though!
Individual club members have rowing privileges, can hold a board position, have access to the boathouse and erg room, and have full access to the website and club communications. Additionally, individual members receive discounts on merchandise, workshops, classes, regatta fees, and rowing programs offered by the club (and discounts at some nearby restaurants!) Basic individual membership does not include coaching (Group coaching is available on Wednesday evenings for those who have also paid the $100 crew fee). Individual membership is just $200/year. Memberships on a monthly basis are also available at $20/month.
Family memberships are available to up to 4 members of a family living in same household (family membership of more than 4 members, or not living together, is subject to approval by the board). Family members enjoy all the benefits of individual membership! The primary member should join with this membership form, and additional members can be added later (as members of a "bundle" in your membership profile). Basic family memberships do not include coaching (Group coaching is available on Wednesday evenings for those who have also paid the $100 crew fee). Family memberships cost just $250/year. Memberships on a monthly basis are also available at $25/month.
Social memberships are meant for those who aren't interested in rowing with the club, but still wish to remain in touch with the club happenings and member events. Social memberships cost $50/year.
Student memberships are available for full-time college students or those who have recently (within one year) graduated from high school or college. Student memberships include rowing privileges, access to the boathouse and erg room, just like individual members. Basic student membership does not include coaching (Group coaching is available on Wednesday evenings for those who have also paid the $100 crew fee). Student members may be asked to provide proof of their eligibility, such as student ID, etc. This category is not intended for students taking part in the structured high school (Grand Rapids Junior Rowing) program. Please go here to join the high school team, Grand Rapids Junior Rowing. Thank you!
Crew Fee - $100
While membership allows you access to club equipment (once you're certified by a GRRA coach) and rowing on your own time, participation in a formal adult rowing program such as our competitive crew or recreational program carries an extra cost to help cover expenses. Regatta fees and purchase of clothing and racing gear is not included. The crew fee is a flat $100/year per membership add-on.
Shell Storage - $150
Rack rental for storage of private shells is also available to Individual or Family members at an additional charge. Please contact a GRRA coach if you are interested in storing a private shell at the boathouse. Rack rental costs $150/year, subject to availability.
Rack Rental Agreement
An important note about recurring payments: Individual (monthly), family (monthly), and social memberships are set up to automatically bill you for a new membership when your renewal period comes back around. If you prefer not to have your membership automatically renew, you can select the "Stop Recurring Payments" option in your profile (accessed by logging in using the box at the upper right corner of this website).
You can also select "Pay Manually" when registering, and simply send a check to the club's PO Box (3189, Grand Rapids MI 49501). Monthly memberships will only be approved if the online payment method is used.
Rules and Procedures