Becoming a Member

Available Memberships
AFC has 675 permanent memberships are currently issued to the community. From time to time, memberships do come available.

Applying for Membership and Waitlist
At the present time, there are over 500 individuals/families on the waitlist for membership. To be added to the waitlist, please complete the membership application.

Priority Area and Membership Waitlist Duration
Club bylaws provide for priority to applications from residents of Arlington Forest Community, Barcroft, Glen Carlyn, Bon Air, and other area within the priority area boundaries. See the priority map below for more detail on the boundaries.

Once an individual or family has applied for membership, the estimated* waitlist time to be able to obtain a permanent membership is as follows:

YesSummer Rental6-8Full Member8-10
NoSummer Rental10-12Full Member12-14

* – Waitlist durations are estimates and represent no guarantee of actual wait times.

The Membership Process
Once an individual/family has been added to the waitlist, they will remain on the waitlist until a summer rental becomes available.

Once an individual/family has become a full summer rental, they will remain summer rentals until a permanent membership certificate becomes available for purchase.

The number of rentals or permanent memberships that the Club is able to offer each year depends on the number of current members that decide to rent or sell their memberships.

The purpose of a summer rentals is to provide potential members with an opportunity to experience the club prior to making the financial commitment to become an owner. Individuals/ families who have been offered a summer rental and who are interested in pursuing membership should start to budget/plan for the purchase of the membership certificate. Once a membership becomes available, the individual/family on the summer rental will be required to purchase such certificate in order to continue membership at AFC; AFC does not have permanent summer rentals.

In addition to the summer rentals  and permanent memberships, the Club also offers August/September rentals to a small number of individuals/families on the waitlist. August/September rentals are usually offered a year or two before a full summer rental becomes available.

Cost of Membership

New Membership Certificate Fees

The fee schedule for a new membership certificate is as follows.

2023$ 225$ 3,375$ 3,600

Annual Dues

The fee schedule for annual dues based on member class for the season is as follows.

2023Full Member$ 750May 1st
2023Summer Rental$ 825May 1st
2023August/September Rental$ 330May 15th

Applying for Membership

A individual interested in a membership can apply at any time. Some informational disclosures are below.

Member Endorsement
An application should be endorsed by a current AFC member.  If you do not currently know an AFC member, you can provide us this information after your application submission.

Application Fee
There is a a non-refundable application fee of $50.

No Guarantee
This application is subject to review of the Board of Directors and the right to refuse application is reserved.

Application acceptance is subject to the waitlist durations as outlined above.

Club Rules
If accepted for membership, the undersigned hereby agrees that if accepted she/he/they and his/her/their dependents will abide by all the rules and by-laws of the club.

Arlington Forest Club (AFC) is a self-owned swim and tennis club that depends on members to volunteer their services.

Selling Your Membership

At any time a member may sell their membership back to the club.

​Upon receipt of a completed Request to Sell Membership form, AFC will issue a check made payable to the certificate holder(s) for the residual value of the membership certificate less any appropriate fees due. Residual value is equal to the cash value of the certificate at the time of member certificate sale. Fees due are equal to a $50 certificate transfer fee plus any other amounts owed to the club by the member at the time of certificate sale.

Membership Transfer
If a request has been made to transfer the certificate to a specific person or persons, upon approval by the Club Board, the proposed new member(s) will be contacted by the Club. The proposed member(s) will also have 30 days to pay appropriate new member initiation and certificate fees.

If the proposed new member(s) are not approved by the Board or choose not to accept membership, the certificate will be sold to the person/family at the top of the waitlist.