Membership in the Union Club is by invitation. A Union Club member must propose a candidate for membership, another member must second the proposal, and at least three other members must endorse the proposal. All proposals are entered for consideration by the Admissions Committee and must also be accepted by the Board of Trustees.
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The Right Choice for You and Your Family
The Union Club offers a number of membership classifications to ensure that you and your family attain the fullest value from your club affiliation.
Spouses fully share membership privileges. Membership classification is determined by the age, residence, occupation, and place of business of the spouse submitting the application for membership.
Resident members are those who reside or whose principal place of business is within a 30-mile radius of Cleveland 's Public Square or whose immediate family members reside within that area.
Special category members are those whose circumstances are one of the following:
- Members who reside, and whose principal place of business is, beyond a radius of 30 miles but under 80 miles of Cleveland's Public Square.
- Members under 40.
- Members who are employees of, or whose most recent employment was with, any nonprofit organization which has been determined to be an exempt organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or a governmental agency.
Non-resident members are those who reside and whose principal place of business is beyond an 80-mile radius of Cleveland 's Public Square and whose immediate family members reside beyond that distance.
Religious members are regularly ordained ministers or rabbis of any church, temple or synagogue who reside or whose principal place of affiliation is within a 30-mile radius of Cleveland 's Public Square .
Legacy members are immediate family members of current Union Club members.
Life Members who may be of any membership classification, have prepaid their dues according to terms periodically established by the Board of Trustees.