The Block Island Club is open to all who wish to join.
See the President's Letter for more information on the 2013 season.
Please refer to the Membership Categories below to find the plan most appropriate for you and your family.
You may join in one of three ways:
(1) Online: Complete the membership form and use your credit card to join today!
(2) Mail: Complete the online membership form, then follow the instructions to mail in a check.
(3) Stop by the Club and join!
When you renew your membership, we ask that you remember the Club’s financial need with a gift to the Annual Fund. The Club is a non-profit organization that relies on contributions over and above dues and ticket sales to manage day-to-day operations.
Please either (1) complete and submit this form on-line and and use Google Checkout for credit-card payment, or
(2) print this form out and send it in along with your check to:
The Block Island Club, P.O. Box 147, Block Island, RI 02807-0147
There are four categories of membership: Family, Individual, Social, and Island. In addition, there are specific rules that govern guests and grandchildren of Family or Island Members.
Covers a full household including parents and any children under 22 years of age in that household.
Individual Adult Membership
Covers one person over the age of 22. Guest privileges are included with Adult Individual Memberships.
Available to anyone over 22 and includes clubhouse privileges only. Tennis, waterfront, and lesson activities are excluded.
This category is intended to encourage membership by families who are year-round residents of Block Island as evidenced by a current Rhode Island driver’s license with a Block Island address. Proof of residency/school attendance is a requirement to verify eligibility.
Guest Privileges and Restrictions
Guests of members are welcome to use Club facilities for up to five (5) days. Guests taking group lessons are charged two tickets per lesson. Anyone wishing to use the Club for longer than five days should join as a member themselves.
Visiting grandchildren of members may use Club facilities and take classes as described in Guest Privileges and Restrictions, i.e. each grandchild may use the Club facilities for a maximum of five (5) days and pay two tickets for each group lesson.
Parents of visiting grandchildren of members are required to join the Club themselves if they and/or their children plan to use the Club for more than five (5) days.
Adult children of members may use the club facilities for “Occasional Use”, i.e. up to two (2) weekends or one (1) week per season per guest. Those wishing to make more frequent use of the Club are required to join themselves.
Family memberships purchased in conjunction with a Grandparent Membership receive a 25% discount from the regular rate. This discount applies only to a parent/child relationship, not a sibling relationship.
Lessons are an additional cost to the membership fee. Scheduled group lessons are one ticket for swimming, tennis and arts & crafts and 2 tickets for sailing. Private lessons for one individual are five tickets with two additional tickets charged for each additional participant. Tickets are sold in books of ten for $100 and may be purchased at the front desk during Club operating hours. No one shall be permitted in a class without a ticket.