How to Renew Your Membership

Welcome to All Santas, Mrs. Claus and Other Christmas Performers

From our By–Laws:

Section 3  MEMBERSHIP 

3.1 Membership shall be open to all people of good will who embrace the ideals of Santa Claus and his service to children.

3.2 All applications for membership must be approved by a simple majority of members present.

3.3 All members are expected to participate together in harmony for the good of the entire organization.

Application

  • All new members and renewing members need to complete the application process every year. This includes Santas, Mrs. Claus, Elves, Photographers and all other Christmas performers. For 2019 the membership application fee is $50.00. We have no annual or monthly dues.
  • Those people who do NOT perform as a Christmas character and do NOT actively assist a member at an event may join as a Non-Performing member for 50% ($25.00) of the regular application fee. Non–members are asked to pay $20.00 at each meeting attended, to help cover our program costs.
  • Spouses of members are also invited to join. While not required for non–performing non–assisting spouses, all members are encouraged to have the additional protection of general liability insurance.
  • Spouses who DO perform as a Christmas character or DO actively assist a member at an event may join as a regular member at the full price with a background check and proof of insurance.
  • Memberships run from February 1st, or from whenever they join, through January 31st of the following year.
  • For special services to the Society, a member's membership may be paid for a year. However, the member providing special services to the Society still needs to submit a new application, including a new background check and proof of insurance for that year.
  • Youths under the age of 18 must have written parental permission to join and must have the background check and insurance as explained below.
  • All new applications applying for the first time will be submitted to the membership for approval at the next regularly scheduled general meeting.
  • Rejected applications will include a full refund of your membership application fee.

Annual Background Check Required

All membership applications must include a background check not more than 60 days old. This can come from several sources  such as your state Bureau of Investigation, FBI or a similar service, including those accepted by other Santa organizations.

Liability Insurance Required

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BECAUSE SOS IS NO LONGER PROVIDING INSURANCE,
for 2019 ONLY, a special exemption is being provided for renewing members.

By answering Question 1 below on Form B you are affirming the following...

 I Participated In The SOS Liability Insurance For Christmas Of 2018 and I Only Perform After September 1st Of Each Year. I Solemnly Promise That My Evidence Of Liability Insurance Will Be Submitted To The Membership Committee Before I Make My First 2019 Santa Appearance. 

If you do not provide this insurance to SOS, your listing will be removed from our website and there will be no refund of your membership application fee.

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All membership applications must include a copy of your performance liability insurance with a minimum coverage of three million dollars annual aggregate, one million dollars per incident, including coverage for property damage, personal injury, medical expense, courier service/gift delivery and allegation of sexual misconduct.


This coverage must be in force from the date of application through January of the following year. 


Your insurance must show the Society of Santa as a named insured.


Any insurance agent or company should be able to provide the coverage you need. However, we generally see a substantial savings in buying through a Santa organization. Here are two of them...

 

By submitting this application for membership in the Society of Santa, I agree that:

  1. I have never been convicted of sexual abuse or sexual misconduct of any kind or of any lesser crime resulting from a charge thereof. I have not been convicted of a felony in the last ten years; and all information provided is true and complete;
  2. I have viewed and will abide by the SOS By–Laws, Mission, Oath and Code of Ethics and I will support the purposes of Society of Santa;
  3. I am sending the required background investigation report, with all but the last 4 digits of my Social Security number deleted; 
  4. I will participate together in harmony with all members for the good of the entire organization with no thought of personal profit or advantage from my position or membership; 
  5. I authorize the SOS membership committee to verify my character and the information I have provided by such public or private records and/or direct contacts as it deems necessary; 
  6. I agree to have my name, my spouse’s or partner’s name, my telephone numbers and my e-mail & web addresses made available to all SOS members; and, 
  7. I agree that, at all times while a performing member of SOS, I will maintain general liability insurance coverage with a certificate of insurance showing the Society of Santa as a named insured, a copy of which will be delivered to the membership committee.

Form B — For SOS Renewing Members

Fields with an asterisk* are required.

Ways to complete your renewing SOS membership application:

  1. Complete the form above, click on "Send Your Application" and then either scan and email your background check and insurance to santasteve@kringle25.com or mail it to Steve Patterson at the address below.
  2. Use the print function of your computer (<Ctrl> P for Windows) then fill out the form in ink and bring it along with your background check and insurance to an SOS meeting or mail it to Steve Patterson.
  3. To pay your membership application fee, you may use the PayPal buttons below or mail it to: Steve Patterson.

 


Mail to:
Steve Patterson, Membership Chair

4019 Perry Street

Denver, CO 80212

SOS Regular Membership Application Fee

$50.00

Pay with PayPal or a debit/credit card

You may pay with a debit or credit card using the PayPal button above or mail your check to Steve Patterson, Membership Chair (address above).

SOS Non–Performing Spouse Membership Application Fee

$25.00

Pay with PayPal or a debit/credit card

 You may pay with a debit or credit card using the PayPal button above or mail your check to Steve Patterson, Membership Chair (address above).