Apply for Membership


Please contact us if you would like to know more: (* indicates Required Fields)



Your payment is held until you are approved.
There is a one-time Registration Fee of $179.
PARTICIPATION FEES (Pick One):

 
Option 1: $409 - One 12 Month Yearly Term

Option 2: $45 - Month-to-Month Terms


There are NO REFUNDS.

PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU SEE THE
CONFIRMATION PAGE UPON COMPLETION.

 

YOUR INFORMATION  
Payment Type*
Your First Name*
Your Last Name*
Business/Employer*
Business Address*
City*
State*
Zip*
Your Phone Number*
Your Email Address*
 
CLUB INFORMATION  
Business Category*
(Please be specific. Such as: Skin care or P&C insurance or Personal Injury Law)
Have you been to a meeting? Yes No
Club You Want to Join*
Person Who Invited You
 
Upon approval, you will be granted access to the membership section of our website. Please specify the username and password you would like to use to access the membership area on our website.
Username*
Password*
Confirm Password*
BUSINESS REFERENCES Please give us two business references.
Reference 1 Name*
Phone*
   
Reference 2 Name*
Phone*
   
PAYMENT (BILLING) INFORMATION  
First Name*
Last Name*
Address*
City*
State*
Zip*
Pay Type*  
   
RULES AND POLICIES  

Gold Star Participation Agreement

 
GOLD STAR CLUBS ADMINISTRATIVE POLICIES:

1.     Canceling Membership: A member must give notice to their Director and to Gold Star Corporate when terminating membership. You are encouraged to cancel your membership online by logging into the Membership Room at www.GoldStarClubs.com. At the top left, click the link "Cancel Membership". Fill out a short exit survey and click "submit". A confirmation will appear that we have received your request. Typically, memberships that are canceled online will take effect within two business days. Fees and dues are non-refundable

2.     Transferring: Members may request a transfer to another Club. All transfers must be approved by the Clubs Membership Team and both Clubs Directors. There is a $25 transfer fee. A company may replace their representative at the Club by making a new application for membership. The new representative must pay a $25 fee and be approved by the Membership Team. There is no registration fee.

 a.      In the event that the new representative is unacceptable, the company can retain their membership by finding a more suitable and acceptable member. All attendance rules must be adhered to during this time. 

3.     Participation Fees: Gold Star Referral Clubs will notify the member by email when an account is outstanding or declined. The system will attempt to charge the account three times, in the event of a third decline, the member will be notified by Gold Star by email and a phone call that their membership is in jeopardy. If fees are not paid within 45 days, the member may be terminated by Gold Star Referral Clubs. A late fee of $25.00 is applied at 15 days behind. 

4.     Monthly recurring Members that have three or more past due occurrences during a twelve month period must upgrade to an annual membership or withdraw from Gold Star Referral Clubs. 

5.     Annual Members will be notified of their pending annual renewal date with multiple emails and a letter. No annual charges are made without the member's approval.

6.     Returned Checks: All returned checks will be assessed a $25.00 returned check fee. Any returned checks not resolved within a 10 day period could result in immediate termination of membership. 

7.     Gold Star Referral Clubs is a marketing service and reserves the right to discontinue any membership or participation in any of the Gold Star Referral Clubs due to a breach of Guidelines and Policies. 

8.     Membership dues are non-refundable.


 GUIDELINES AND PROCEDURES:

It is the policy of Gold Star Referral Clubs to treat all members and non-members alike in a fair and ethical manner.  Belonging to a Gold Star Referral Club is an opportunity and a privilege, therefore we hold ourselves accountable to these guidelines and policies in order to maintain a standard of high professionalism.

1.     Membership is exclusive, only one person per business category per club.

2.     Members must follow up with referrals given to them in a timely and professional manner.

3.     A member may not participate or join another "industry exclusive" business networking organization while a member of Gold Star Referral Clubs.

4.     A Membership may be put on probation or forfeited for failure to adhere to our Guidelines & Procedures and/or our Code of Ethics.

5.     Attendance:

a.       If a member misses more than three meetings within a rolling 90 day period, or if they miss three or more times in a row without a substitute, their membership may be terminated without refund. A member may send a substitute in their place and not be considered absent. Although, a substitute may not replace a member on a regular basis. Members who regularly arrive late or leave early during the meeting may have their membership put on probation or forfeited. Depending on the club, a member may also be obligated for their Club's "Room Fee" every week and if absent, they must bring the Room Fee current. 

b.     When a member has difficulty attending meetings on a regular basis or requires a substitute more than 25% of the time, the Membership Team or Director should council with the member to try and find a solution to the problem. If poor attendance continues, the member may be asked to leave the club. There are no refunds.

c.      Leave of absence: A member may request a leave of absence for up to a six week period, due to medical, military, family, or job-related reasons (such as international travel, etc.), not due to a heavy work schedule. Each case will be considered, approved or disapproved by the club's Director on an individual basis. Substitutes are recommended. 

d.     Tardiness is considered unprofessional, disruptive and impolite. Multiple occurrences may be considered as an absence.

6.     A member is not to solicit or recruit Club members into becoming distributors or associates in any multi-level (or other) business endeavor during regular meetings. Any unwanted solicitation of this kind may be cause for termination of membership.

a.      During the 60 second or 10 minute presentation time of the regular club meeting, the member should present the product/service side of the business, not the business-building side that includes recruiting or sponsoring.


b.      However, outside of the regular club meeting, a member may inform another member about the income opportunity available with a business, as long as it is not an unwanted or pressured solicitation.

7.     Gold Star member lists are not to be used for solicitation purposes, without the consent of the member.

a.       Any mass email campaign MUST have an unsubscribe feature.

b.      Gold Star members are not to be solicited to non-Gold Star networking meetings without the consent of the Gold Star corporate office.

8.     Transfers: Transferring members must submit their request to their Gold Star Director for approval along with a new member application for the club that they wish to transfer to, and a letter of explanation. Only Directors, at their sole discretion, can approve transfers. Transferring is discouraged because it can be disruptive and seldom results in member success. There is a $25 transfer fee.

9.     Change of Classification: A member who wishes to change industry or classification within a club must submit the request to the Membership Team in regard to the change. The Membership Team may approve or disapprove the change.

10.  Visitors may attend a Club twice. Thereafter, only if an application has been submitted.

11.  Cross-Clubbing: Members may visit other Gold Star Clubs as long as their industry is not represented. Cross-Clubbers may not solicit for or promote their own home Club meetings, neither can they recruit or set-up 121's with the visitors at that Club while they are visiting.

12.  New Member Applications:

a.       Applications are emailed to the Director or Membership Team who should, within 24 hours, send out an email to their club membership asking for feedback, good or bad, on the potential member.

b.      It is the responsibility of a member to voice a concern about an applicant BEFORE the applicant is approved. If there are no concerns, the Membership Team will assume that the applicant is acceptable.

c.       When a concern is voiced in regard to an applicant, the Membership Team should treat that concern discreetly and professionally before any decisions are made and take the matter to the Director. 

d.      The whole application process should be completed within one week and the applicant notified.

13.  Conflict and/or Problems:                                  Email: Help@goldstarclubs.com

a.       In the event of a problem or conflict, the member should voice their concern in writing and email it to Help@goldstarclubs.com. The Gold Star Corporate Office will try to resolve it in a timely, confidential and professional manner. 

b.      In cases relating to a member and their business practices ethics or a violation of guidelines or policies, or if for any reason the member has become a detriment to their club, the management of Gold Star Clubs, at their sole discretion, may put the member on probation or terminate the membership. There are no refunds of Membership Fees. 

14.  Cancellation:  To cancel your membership, go to GoldStarClubs.com and log into the Membership Room. On the left side, you will see where you can click on Cancel Membership. There is a short exit survey. There are no refunds of Membership Fees. 

15.  Leadership holds the position for a six-month term which runs from February 1st to August 1st and from August 1st to the following February 1st.  New leadership teams can be chosen and trained twice a year.
16. Contractors making an application must be prepared to provide the following:

a) A copy of the Contractor's License
b) Proof of General Liability Insurance
c) Proof of Worker's Compensation Insurance

17. Members give Gold Star consent to record, videotape and photograph their images and/or voice to be used for printed and promotional material, on the internet/online and on the website while a member and thereafter. They further understand that no special compensation will be provided for the use of the member's image and that they may not be informed in advance about the specific use of their image.

CODE OF ETHICS:

Commitment to ethical professional conduct is expected of every member of Gold Star Referral Clubs.

1.      I will abide by the Professional Standards of my business with honest and fair conduct at all times. 

2.      I will be honest and trustworthy and will build goodwill among members and their referrals. 

3.      I will not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, religion, age, disability, national origin, or marital status. 

4.      I will provide quality service to members and referrals at the prices that I quote. 

5.      I will follow up on all referrals that I receive in a timely manner. 

6.      I will honor all obligations of confidentiality when requested by members or leadership. 

7.     I will support my fellow Gold Star members with a positive attitude.


I have read, understand and agree to these rules and policies.
 
FEEDBACK  
Comments? Questions?
Verification Code
 

Membership Dues are non-refundable.

 

918-933-4864