Membership

The Memorial Forest Club is currently accepting new members. If you are interested in joining, you must be sponsored by an existing member in good standing. When applying, that members name and phone number must be included on the application. The application process includes a $25 application fee, a $2,200 initiation fee, and a non-refundable administrative fee of $450 plus tax, as well as annual dues. Annual club dues are currently $500, including tax. Dues are payable by February 28th of each year. Late fees are assessed at $25 per month on dues received after March 1st.

As provided in the club bylaws, the board reserves the right to rescind a Memorial Forest Club membership if dues and any applicable late fees are not paid in full by June 1.

Membership Applications

Please complete the application and return it to the Membership Director. The Membership Director will send a written invitation to accept membership. Membership is accepted by remitting all fees prior to the deadline set forth in the invitation.

Download member application

Membership Criteria

Memorial Forest Club membership boundaries include the neighborhoods of Bunker Hill Village, Bunker Hill Woods, Bunker Hill Gardens, Bunker Hill Plaza, Erin Glen, Long Meadow, Whispering Oaks, Naughton, Frostwood, Memorial Forest, Colony West, Memorial Woods, Tealwood, Warrenton, and Memorial Hollow neighborhoods; Memorial Pines Section 1 and Section 2, Rainhollow Plaza, Riedel Estates, Lakeview and Winding Brook.

Members who move out of the club boundaries may retain their membership only if fewer than twenty (20) other members listed as “out of area” are on the membership roster. It is the responsibility of the members to provide written notification of address changes to the Membership Director.

Members in good standing (those who are current on all dues and applicable fees) who own a home within the club boundaries, may sell their membership to the purchaser of their home for a negotiated price. The purchaser is responsible for the non-refundable administrative fee. Only those homeowners owning within the boundaries prior to January 22, 2017 may transfer their membership to a buyer of their home. Buyers must meet all requirements. See Section 2 of Bylaws.

Members may sell their memberships back to the Club for the current membership value of $2200. Memberships may not be sold on the open market. Contact the Membership Director for any requirements related to the sale of a membership.

This is intended to be a helpful summary of the MFC membership process, not a complete statement of the Memorial Forest Club’s membership policies. The Memorial Forest Club bylaws and/or the policies and procedures adopted by the Board of Directors, supersede the information presented herein.

For questions regarding membership, please email the Membership Director.

Transfer of Membership

Members of Memorial Forest Club in good standing (all dues any applicable late fees are paid in full) and owning a house within the Club’s boundaries may sell their membership to the purchaser of their home for a negotiated price or sell the membership back to the Memorial Forest Club. Contractors purchasing homes of full members in good standing are not eligible to have memberships transferred to them individually or to their company. For details, download Sale of Membership Form here. If you have lost your original Membership Certificate, please print and fill out the Indemnity for Lost Certificate; provide a notarized copy to the Membership Director along with the Sale of Membership form.

Selling Membership

Members of the Memorial Forest Club in good standing (all dues any applicable late fees are paid in full) and owning a house within the Club’s boundaries may sell their membership to the purchaser of their home for a negotiated price or sell the membership back to the Memorial Forest Club. Members who live out of the boundaries (the boundaries in the bylaws prior to January 22, 2017) may not transfer their memberships with the sale of their homes. These members may sell their memberships back to the Memorial Forest Club.

Contractors purchasing homes of full members in good standing are not eligible to have memberships transferred to them individually or to their company.

To insure the membership is correctly transferred the following procedure should be followed:

  1. The member, or purchaser should check with the Membership Director that the membership is eligible to be transferred.
  2. Seller must notify the Membership Director that the membership will be transferred with the sale of the house. Download and carefully review MFC membership Transfer documents. Notification should include:
  • Date of the closing (date transfer usually takes place)
  • Name and address of the membership being transferred
  • Name, address, and phone number of the purchaser
  • Name and phone number of realtor
  • Membership certificate. If membership certificate is lost, please click here: Indemnity for Lost Certificate

It is the responsibility of the purchaser to forward the non-refundable administrative fee to the Membership Director. Currently the fee is $487.13 ($450.00 plus 8.25% tax). Memorial Forest Club Membership Director can be reached at (713) 557-6668 and email, membership@memorialforestclub.com.

A membership transfer with the sale of the house cannot be considered final until the administrative fee is received. After receipt of the administrative fee, the Membership Director will forward a membership certificate, telephone directory, and other club information to purchaser.

PLEASE NOTE: “Out of area” members may not transfer the membership with the sale of their house. These memberships may only be sold back to the Memorial Forest Club. Members who live out of the boundaries (boundaries in the bylaws prior to January 22, 2017) may not transfer their memberships with the sale of their homes. These members may sell their memberships back to the Memorial Forest Club.