Before completing the online membership process, please review our membership terms.
I am at least 18 years of age and legally able to enter into this agreement.
I understand that all membership fees are non-refundable.
I understand that membership allows me access to all locations in the YMCA of Greater Richmond association, and that the price of my membership is based on the location I selected and intend to use the most. I acknowledge that I intend to use this location at least 50% of my visits.
I acknowledge that the YMCA reserves the right to change my selected branch, and therefore my monthly rate, should the majority of my visits over any 6-month period occur at a branch other than my selected branch.
I understand that when payment is made by check, the YMCA of Greater Richmond is authorized to use the information from my check to initiate a one-time Electronic Funds Transfer from my bank account. I further understand that these funds may be withdrawn from my account as soon as the day after the YMCA receives my check, that I will not receive my check back from my financial institution, and that I am responsible for any return fees applied should my back not honor the EFT debit.
Should any membership be declined for any reason, I realize that I am still responsible for that payment plus a service charge at the current rate, applied by the YMCA. This is in addition to any service fee my bank may charge. I further realize that my account will be automatically re-drafted for any payment of a draft not honored.
I understand that all changes affecting my monthly draft, (e.g. billing information, holds, downgrades, termination) require 7 days written notice before my next draft date. Any error must be identified no later than 60 days from the posted bank statement date. The YMCA is not responsible for errors occurring later than 90 days from the date of the initial error. The YMCA draft is a continuous membership plan. I understand that this membership will remain in effect until properly terminated with the YMCA.
The YMCA Board of Directors may, at their discretion, adjust the monthly membership rate applicable to my category of membership. I understand that I will receive at least 30 days notice of the change before a debit occurs at the new rate.
Member Code of Conduct
The YMCA of Greater Richmond (“YMCA”) is committed to providing a safe and welcoming environment for all members, participants and guests participating in our programs and/or using our facilities. To promote safety and comfort for all, individuals are expected to act appropriately at all times when they are in our facility, on our property or participating in our programs and to adhere to the values of the YMCA – caring, honesty, respect and responsibility. Members and participants shall pay all amounts due to the YMCA in full and on time.
We expect persons using the YMCA to behave in a mature and responsible way, and to respect the rights and dignity of others, including YMCA staff. Our Code of Conduct does not permit language or any action that can hurt or frighten another person, or that does not adhere to a generally accepted standard of conduct. The YMCA of Greater Richmond reserves the right to deny access or membership to any person whose behavior does not conform to our Member Code of Conduct.
Prohibited actions include, but are not necessarily limited to:
Inappropriate attire. Appropriate attire must be worn at all times.
Angry or vulgar language, including swearing, name-calling or shouting.
Physical contact with another person in any angry or threatening way.
Any demonstration of sexual activity or sexual contact with another person.
Harassment or intimidation by words, gestures, body language or any menacing behavior.
Theft or behavior that results in the destruction of property.
Carrying or concealing any weapons or devices or objects that may be used as weapons.
Using or possessing illegal narcotics or alcohol on YMCA property, in YMCA vehicles, or at YMCA sponsored programs.
Refusal to verify identity when asked by YMCA staff.
Failure to follow verbal or written directions of YMCA staff.
Abusive or disrespectful conduct toward YMCA staff.
Conduct inconsistent with the YMCA core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility.
Interference with respect to the management or operations of the YMCA.
Unsafe practices or behavior on YMCA property or when utilizing YMCA facilities or equipment.
Any other conduct of an inappropriate, threatening or offensive nature.
Loitering is not permitted in or outside the YMCA.
The YMCA is a smoke-free environment. Smoking is not permitted in YMCA facilities or on YMCA property.
Members, participants and guests are encouraged to be responsible for their personal comfort and safety, and to ask any person whose behavior threatens their comfort to refrain. If a member or guest feels uncomfortable in confronting the person directly, the matter should be reported to a staff person or the Building Supervisor on duty who are eager to be of assistance. Members, participants and guests should not hesitate to notify a staff member if assistance is needed.
The YMCA reserves the right to deny access or membership to any person who has been accused or convicted of any crime involving violence, sexual abuse or behavior, is a registered sex offender, has ever been convicted of any offense relating to the use, sale, possession, or transportation of narcotics or habit forming and/or dangerous drugs, is under the influence (whether currently or habitually) of narcotics, chemicals, intoxicating beverages and/or habit forming or dangerous drugs, or whose behavior does not conform to this Member Code of Conduct.
The Branch Executive will investigate all reported incidents. Suspension or termination of YMCA membership, participation or guest privileges may result from a determination by the Branch Executive if in his/her discretion a violation of the YMCA Member Code of Conduct has occurred. This Member Code of Conduct is subject to modification at the discretion of the YMCA of Greater Richmond. (Revised 6/2011)
Release, Waiver of Liability and Indemnity Agreement
In consideration for being permitted to utilizethe facilities, services, and programsof the YMCA for any purpose, includingbut not limitedto observation or use of facilities or equipment, or participation in any programaffiliated with the YMCA, without respectto location, for himself or herself as well as on behalf of any individuals included on this program registration and any personal representatives, heirs, and next of kin (the “Undersigned”), the Undersigned hereby acknowledges, agrees and representsthatthe Undersigned has, or will immediatelyupon enteringor participating, inspect and carefullyconsider such premises and facilities or the affiliated program. It is further warranted thatsuch entry intothe YMCA for observation or use of any facilities or equipmentor participation in such affiliated programconstitutes an acknowledgment thatsuch premises and all facilitiesand equipmentthereon and such affiliated programshave been inspected and carefullyconsidered and thatthe Undersignedfinds and accepts same as being safe and reasonablysuitedfor the purpose of such observation, use, or participation.
IN FURTHER CONSIDERATION OF BEING PERMITTED TO ENTER THE YMCA FOR ANY PURPOSE, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO OBSERVATION OR USE OF FACILITIES OR EQUIPMENT, OR PARTICIPATION IN ANY PROGRAM AFFILIATED WITH THE YMCA, WITHOUT RESPECT TO LOCATION, THE UNDSERSIGNED HEREBY AGREES TO THE FOLLOWING:
THE UNDERSIGNED HEREBY RELEASES, WAIVES, DISCHARGES AND COVENANTS NOT TO SUE the YMCA, its directors, officers, employees and agents (hereinafter referred to as “Releasees”) from all liability to the Undersigned for any loss or damage, and any claim or demands therefore on account of injuryto the person or property or resulting in death of the Undersigned, which is in any way associated with the Undersigned’s presence in, upon, or about the premises or any facilities or equipmenttherein, or participation in any program affiliated withthe YMCA, without respectto location.
The Undersigned hereby agrees to indemnify, save and hold harmless the Releasees and each of them from any loss, liability, damage, or cost they may incur which is in any way associated with the Undersigned’s presence in, upon, or about the YMCA premises or in any way observing or using any facilities or equipment of the YMCA or participating in any program affiliated with the YMCA.
The Undersigned hereby assumes full responsibility for and risk of bodily injury, death, or property damage which is in any way associated with the Undersigned’s presence in, about, or upon the premises of the YMCA and/orwhile using the premises or any facilities or equipmentthereonor participating in any program affiliated with the YMCA.
The Undersigned further expressly agrees thatthe foregoing RELEASE, WAIVER OF LIABILITY AND INDEMNITYAGREEMENT is intended to be as broad and exclusive as permitted by law of the state of Virginia and that if any portion thereof is held invalid, it is agreed thatthe balance shall, not withstanding, continue in full legal force and effect.
THE UNDERSIGNED HAS READ AND VOLUNTARILY SIGNS THE RELEASE, WAIVER OF LIABILITY AND INDEMNITY AGREEMENT, and further agrees that no oral representations, statements, or inducement apart from the foregoing written agreement have been made.
The UNDERSIGNED acknowledges that the YMCA of Greater Richmond is a charitable non-profit organization under the laws of the State of Virginia and nothing in this RELEASE, WAIVER OF LIABILITY AND INDEMNITY AGREEMENT shall be construed as a waiver of charitable non-profit status and/or benefits under Virginia law. (Revised 1/2015)
I have read and understood all of the above, and the information I have provided is correct to the best of my knowledge.