We in CLC believe that all of our members have a right to think and act as individuals without fear of being ostracized. CLC members do not discriminate because of sexual orientation, gender, age, race, or religious, or political beliefs. We accept all of our members and members of other organizations as part of the Levi/leather family within the pansexual community.
There are several types of membership within the Chicago Leather Club. A brief description of each follows. Please email us at email@example.com with any questions regarding membership!
- Friends-of-the-club (FOCs)
- Individuals who support CLC's mission and who contribute to the club with their expertise and/or labor, but who cannot become associate or full members for some reason, are given the honorary designation FOC. They are welcome to participate in our bar nights, gatherings and other CLC functions.
- Associate Members
- Associate Members are individuals who wish to materially support CLC but who cannot fulfill other requirements of Full Members. Members of other organizations who who support the goals of CLC are eligible to become Associate Members. Associates receive a small CLC patch which they may wear on their vests or overlays.
- Pledge applicants are approved by a majority of the Full membership. After acceptance, Pledges must present for approval and successfully complete a project that contributes both to the organization and the larger community and participate in all organization meetings and official activities for six months.
- Full Members
- A Pledge who has completed all requirements can become a Full Member after a 3/4 "yea" vote by all the voting members. They are entitled to all CLC member benefits including voting privileges, access to all CLC official documents and they wear the full CLC colors on their vest or overlay.
- Emeritus Members
- These are former members of the organization who no longer participate fully but who want to retain their association with CLC.
- Honorary & Honorary Associate Members
- This status is granted to supporters of Chicago Leather Club who have contributed to our organization or the larger community in special ways.