In order to achieve its goals and at the same time satisfy the needs and objectives of its members, the 5-11 Club Inc. has adopted multiple classes of membership that enable members to choose the nature and extent of their participation in and support of the Club's activities. As discussed below, the three basic classes of Club membership are Regular Membership, Associate Membership and Canteen Benefactor Membership. If you would like to complete an application to the 5-11 Club, CLICKhere oron the link at the bottom of this page.
Regular Members provide financial support for, and are eligible to participate in all of the Club's activities. Regular Members must reside in the Chicagoland area, provide staffing for the Support Service Units and are active in the maintenance and operation of the equipment owned by the 5-11 Club and for which the 5-11Club is otherwise responsible. Regular Members attend Club meetings, which are held monthly at the Chicago Fire Department Training Academy and at various Chicago Fire Department facilities. Finally, Regular Members see their membership dues at work when
they receive our Annual Report of the Support Service Unit. Regular Members are the only members who are entitled to vote at 5-11 Club meetings. The annual membership dues applicable to Regular
Members are $40. If you would like to complete an application to the
5-11 Club, CLICKhere or on the link at the bottom of this page.
Associate Members, who are often members of fire departments or fire department support organizations located in other cities, provide financial support for all of the Club's activities. Associate Members receive the minutes of Club meetings, and other items periodically
distributed by the Club. The annual membership dues applicable to Associate Members are $20. If you would like to complete an
application to the 5-11 Club, CLICK here or on the link at the
bottom of this page.
Canteen Benefactor Members enjoy many of the benefits of 5-11
Club membership without having to fund Club activities that are
unrelated to the operation of the Support Service Unit. Accordingly,
a Canteen Benefactor's tax-deductible annual membership dues are
used exclusively to supply and maintain the 5-11 Club Support Service
Unit on which Chicago Firefighters have come to rely. Canteen Benefactor Membership enables a person to choose the level of
support that he or she will provide to the 5-11 Club's Support Service
Unit. Thus, there are five levels of Canteen Benefactor Membership: Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum, and Corporate. The annual dues applicableto those levels of Canteen Benefactor Membership are $15,
$25, $50, $100, and $500, respectively. All Canteen Benefactor Members, regardless of their level, receive the Annual Report of the Support Service Unit. If you would like to complete an application to the 5-11 Club,
CLICK here or on the link at the bottom of this page.