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Games Club Of Maryland - Member Info
How Do I Become an Associate, Supporting or Patron Member? What Are the Benefits? It's all below...

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Associate Membership   Supporting Membership   Patron Membership

Why Become a GCOM ASSOCIATE MEMBER?
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One of the main purposes of Games Club of Maryland is to help grow the gaming hobby. You can show your support for the hobby you enjoy by becoming GCOM member. Having offical members helps the hobby in many ways.
  1. Associate membership is FREE.
  2. The more people we can list as members, the more we can show that the hobby is growing.
  3. We can attract more new people to the hobby by showing our members.
  4. GCOM will have a greater effect on the hobby and can do more to help the hobby grow the more members it has.
  5. You get some great membership benefits that are listed below.
  6. We respect your privacy. (see our privacy policy.)
  7. If you do not like alot of e-mail you can be on our monthly e-mail list and only receive one e-mail per month.
  8. On the other hand if you want as much information as possible you can sign up for our weekly e-mail list and get e-mail once a week or more.
  9. Show your support for the hobby. Strengthen the hobby and be counted!
GCOM Member Form

How to Become a GCOM ASSOCIATE MEMBER
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  1. Attend three Games Club of Maryland sessions and/or offical events at a recognized site within one years time.
        (See the Locations and Events pages for current GCOM locations and events).
  2. Give the following information to your GCOM host and to Michelle Hymowitz at gamesclubofmaryland@gmail.com (Print-n-Mail GCOM Member Form) (Online GCOM Member Form)

    1. full name
    2. snail mail address
    3. e-mail address*
    4. home phone
    5. approximate date of first GCOM session attendance.

    *Your e-mail address will be added to the regular GCOM e-mail list.
    - All the above infomation is not given out to any outside companies.
    *Your name,city and membership status will appear on the GCOM website.

  3. You're a member for life.

Some of the Associate Member benefits* are:

  1. Getting gamers together across the state of Maryland and beyond.
  2. Over thirty locations
  3. Member recognition
  4. Open gaming space
  5. Use of games and gaming equipment
  6. Invitations to special events
  7. Convention Information
  8. Game Reviews
  9. Club Flyer
  10. Webpage
  11. Yahoo e-mail discussion group  using e-mail:  gamesclubofmd@yahoogroups.com
  12. Biweekly GCOM scheduling updates and gaming news via e-mail
  13. Game Reviews.
  14. Personalized membership business cards
  15. Personalized Game Box Labels
  16. Games Club of Maryland Products
  17. Origins Game Fair Discount for 2009


Supporting and Patron Membership Terms
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  1. Supporting and Patron Membership is open to all gaming enthusiasts. Associate Membership in GCOM is not required to become a Supporting or Patron Member.
  2. Prior to November 15, Supporting and Patron Memberships become effective immediately upon GCOM's receipt of completed membership application and appropriate membership fee, and last through December 31 of the current year.
  3. From November 15 through December 31, Supporting and Patron Memberships will be effective from December 1 of the current year, (or from the date of receipt of completed application and membership fee, whichever is later), through December 31 of the following year.
  4. Eligibility for Supporting or Patron Member discounts is determined at the time of event registration or product purchase.
  5. Membership fees are non-refundable.
  6. GCOM reserves the right to change member benefits at any time.
  7. Questions regarding membership should be directed to the GCOM Secretary or GCOM President


How to Become a GCOM Supporting Member
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Supporting Member Informational Flyer

Supporting Membership is an OPTIONAL level of GCOM Membership open to the general public.
GCOM Associate Membership is not required to become a Supporting Member.
Anyone who pays yearly dues of $20 can become a GCOM Supporting Members.
Those seventeen years of age or younger pay an annual fee of $10 for GCOM Supporting Membership.
Your money goes towards helping GCOM exist, thrive and grow.
Some GCOM operating expenses are:

  • Website
  • Advertising
  • Flyers
  • Computer supplies and support, operating supplies, convention suppilies, GCOM club and event resources.


The additional benefits* to becoming a supporting member are:

  1. Discounts offered for GCOM events where a fee is charged as noted with event registration.
  2. One order of Free GCOM business cards. (click here for details)
  3. One free order of GCOM gaming box labels. (click here for details)
  4. Discounts on GCOM merchandise and products (click here for details)
  5. Ability to borrow games from the GCOM Library.
  6. Ability to borrow/access to GCOM resources for approved GCOM events.
  7. Ability to run for office to serve on the GCOM Board of Directors.
  8. Voting rights on matters the board puts forth to supporting members.
  9. Ability to recommend new GCOM locations and host.
  10. Invitations to GCOM Board of Director meetings.
  11. As a Supporting member you have been given additional access to the GCOM website to do the following: Add/Edit a Link and Add/Edit and Event(limited to special events).



To become a Supporting Member:

Use the GCOM Web Store to purchase or renew your GCOM Supporting Membership. Or

  1. Send payment via one of the methods listed on the GCOM contacts page.
  2. Include
    1. your full name or all full names of Supporting Members
    2. your complete street address
    3. your e-mail address

You can also use this Supporting Member Benefits & Sign-Up Form



How to Become a GCOM PATRON
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Patron membership is an OPTIONAL level of membership open to ALL GCOM members. Associate membership is not required to become a Patron Member. Current GCOM Members who pay the yearly dues of $100 become Patron Members. Current GCOM Supporting Members can pay the $80 difference to become a Patron Member. Like a Supporting Membership, a Patron Membership is valid for one calendar year and expires on December 31st. Your money goes towards helping GCOM exist, thrive and grow. Some GCOM operating expenses are: -Website -Advertising -Flyers -Operating supplies -Seed money for GCOM conventions & products.

The additional benefits to becoming a Patron are:

  1. All the benefits of a Supporting Member.
  2. One pre-registered admission to GCOM's Winter Fest Convention. (Your admission is transferable to any person you designate up to the pre-registration deadline.)
  3. One pre-registered admission to GCOM's Game Days Convention. (Your admission is transferable to any person you designate up to the pre-registration deadline.)
  4. One admission to GCOM's annual Family Picnic. Registration is required by the stated deadline. (Your admission is transferable to any person you designate up to the pre-registration deadline.)
  5. One pre-registered admission to GCOM's EuroQuest Convention. (Your admission is transferable to any person you designate up to the pre-registration deadline.)
  6. Additional discount off admission to the GCOM Gaming Retreat as noted with event registration. (Your admission is transferable to any person you designate up to the pre-registration deadline.)
  7. Invitation to Board of directors meetings to observe or participate via teleconference.
  8. Recognition in event literature if desired by member.
  9. Recognition on the website membership list.
  10. Two orders of GCOM Personalized Business Cards
  11. Two orders of GCOM Personalized Gaming Box Labels
  12. One GCOM Bumper Sticker
  13. More benefits to come!


To become a Patron Member:

Use the GCOM Web Store to purchase or renew your GCOM Patron Membership, or to upgrade your Supporting Membership to a Patron Membership. Or

  1. Send payment via one of the methods listed on the GCOM contacts page.
  2. Include
    1. your full name or all full names of Supporting Members
    2. your complete street address
    3. your e-mail address

You can also use this Supporting Member Benefits & Sign-Up Form

*GCOM reserves the right to change any and all Associate, Supporting, or Patron Members benefits at any time and without notice.