The annual dues are $1,700. Dues include all regular meetings, full access to the website, most club social events, training, etc. There are a few events (ie-golf tournament and Gala) that have charges to attend.
We have high expectations of our members. We know that active participation in a group and adherence to some basic principles will promote value for all members. While we have few actual requirements, we strongly encourage the following:
Maintain complete member profile.
Attend at least nine regular meetings per year.
Actively participate at meetings.
Visit other chapters as frequently as one’s schedule allows.
Attend social events.
Attend "DTQ's" (informal meeting with one, two or three others in the group) as scheduled.
Participate in the Business Bootcamp training sessions to maximize opportunities and those of fellow members.*
Thank you for your interest and time. We understand that you may only be exploring our organization. We are so confident in the quality of our clubs, we are willing to offer qualified candidates up to 90-days, free, to fully explore not only the club they are interested in, but any and all other clubs. If you decide that the USA 500 is not for you, simply tell us and we will close your “account” down and wish you only the best of luck.
We do, however, have a few simple requirements before you will be offered the 90-day gratis membership:
Please complete our obligation-free preliminary questionnaire. It is required to visit a club meeting. The preliminary questionnaire is very simple and will take less than three minutes to complete.
Upon receipt, we perform a three-point review of the questionnaire: we assess your profession and years of experience against the needs of the organization; we confirm you have a member-sponsor; we review your website and other social media. You may receive a call from the executive in charge of your region to discuss the best club for your needs and for our purposes.
If approved, you will be offered our 90-day Guest Membership, gratis.
You will receive an invitation/link for the next three meetings of the club you selected as your primary club. YOU MUST ATTEND TWO OF THREE MEETINGS TO QUALIFY FOR MEMBERSHIP. If you cannot attend two of the three for whatever reason, please let us know and we will adjust your guest membership period to accommodate your schedule.
During the Guest Membership, you are welcomed as a full member and may attend any and all meetings and social events (you are not restricted to your “home chapter.”) You may also use our website tools freely during your 90-day membership.
The preliminary profile you completed will expand to ask several more questions about your practice, clientele, desired practice, years in practice, licensure information, etc. Please fill out your profile as thoroughly as possible, including your photo and a company logo.
We will request a letter of recommendation directly from your sponsor. Your sponsor's name and letter (if applicable) will be attached to your public profile for all members to see.
During your guest membership, we will make the decision to offer you membership or not. If we extend and you accept an invitation to join, your new membership date will be effective as of the expiration of your Guest Membership date. Thus, you effectively get a 15-month initial membership for the cost of 12.
If this sounds too deliberate, it is because we take our vetting process seriously. Don’t worry! We will walk you through the entire process!