Membership in M.A.F.I.A. is open to any Gay male 21 years of age or older who has demonstrated an interest and proficiency at Handballing, either as a top, bottom, or both. Although membership in M.A.F.I.A. is limited to Gay men, we do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, ethnicity, handicap, health status or partnership/marital status. Men of more color, differently-abled, HIV+, HIV- and all other Gay Men who meet the membership criteria are encouraged to apply for membership. M.A.F.I.A. members are required to comply with the organization's By-Laws and rules. The house rules cover behavior at club events in such areas as: Safer Sex, being under the influence, drug use, courtesy, etc. Sanctions for violations of the rules and policies of M.A.F.I.A. are defined in the By-Laws. The membership roster of M.A.F.I.A. members is confidential, and is not to be disclosed to non-members.
Applying for Membership, The Process:
Members must be sponsored. Every prospective member must be sponsored by at least two current members in good standing. Each sponsor's signature on the prospective member's application attests to that member's certification that the man they are sponsoring meets the criteria for M.A.F.I.A. membership.
The prospective member should fill out the M.A.F.I.A. membership application and get the signatures of two sponsors on the form. It should then be forwarded to M.A.F.I.A., along with the membership application fee at our Post Office Box address.
The Membership Chair will report the names of applicants at the next regular M.A.F.I.A. Board of Directors meeting, and those names will be published in the newsletter for comment by any current member. At the following Board meeting, any comments received concerning the applicant will be presented and if necessary, discussed. Then a vote of the Board will be taken to accept or reject the applicant. Applicants will be notified by mail of the acceptance or rejection of their application.
Membership Applications are available here. Click on the link below. This will open a new browser window. Print the entire application.