Press Club FAQ
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What are the benefits of membership?
- You may participate in selection of the board that manages the club
- You may become part of the management of the club through election to the board of directors
- You may participate in the various committees that make our club operate.
- You get a $.50 discount on each or your drinks
- You participate in making both Albuquerque and our small APC community a better place to live and participate in life.
What is the Albuquerque Press Club?
We are a private club, a disparate community of individuals with a common purpose. We believe that service to this community enriches us all in many ways.
We offer a non-threatening social venue providing opportunities to our members as varied as our membership. One might find card or table games, discussion groups, music groups, and professional development groups operating on their own within our organization. We offer opportunities to produce or participate in a wide variety of social activities.
Who owns the APC?
The membership owns the APC but maybe not in a manner that is immediately apparent.
The APC is a non-profit. As such, it operates in the interests of the people of NM. It is owned, operated, and managed by the current membership. Every voting member is an owner and has an equal say in how we manage the club.
Our members own our building, free and clear. However, we don’t own it in the sense that we members could sell the place and split the proceeds. This goes back to the “operates in the interests of the people of NM” thing. Though we own it, operate it, manage it, and control it, we cannot personally financially benefit from it.
Is the staff paid or do they volunteer?
We have a paid bar staff., bartenders and club manager, and a very part time cleaning person who picks up where the bartenders duties leave off. We have a large volunteer staff of elected officers and directors as well as individuals who volunteer for occasional duty.
How do I get involved in the APC community?
Our club has a lot to offer, it also has a lot of continuing needs. The social events we put on don’t just happen, somewhere there is a volunteer behind the scenes putting the effort to make it happen. Maintaining our books, our membership roster, our records, are all done by members who volunteer their time and sit on our Board of Directors. Fresh paint, yard cleanup, repairs and maintenance, watering the yard or the plants, fixing the leaking pipes, replacing the bad electrical fixtures, patching the leaky roof, maintaining the evaporative cooler, and more, are some of the things done by our volunteers. If you’re willing to participate in any of this, we have a place for you.
How do I become a member?
Both professional press and social memberships are available. Applications are available in the clubhouse. Your completed application, submitted to the bartender with payment, will be considered at the next regularly scheduled (monthly) board meeting.
For more information on the types of membership we offer, go to our Membership page.