I, _________________________________, for membership fee paid in hand, due hereby apply for membership in Space Coast Food Buying Club, a private membership organization. With the signing of this membership agreement, I/we accept the offer made to become a member of Space Coast Food Buying Club and have read and agree with the terms of the Clubs Handbook. “Association” refers to the Space Coast Food Buying club in this contract.
This Association of members hereby declares that the objective of our Association is to provide members with the highest level of food quality and the most effective methods of producing said foods. We offer members these food options. The Association strives to provide the healthy food choices in the most effective means of delivery of these foods at an affordable fee. This Association specializes in traditionally prepared foods, foods prepared with raw milk products, grass-fed meats and other nutrient dense foods. We demand access to the foods of our choice. The Association benefits members by acting as a buyer for foods, products and services.
We proclaim the freedom to choose and decide for ourselves the types of products, services, and methods that we think best for healthy eating and preventing illness and disease of our minds and bodies and for achieving and maintaining optimum wellness.
The Association will recognize any person (irrespective of race, color, or religion) who is in accordance with these principles and policies as a member, and will provide a medium through which its individual members may associate for actuating and bringing to fruition the purposes heretofore declared.
MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING
I understand that the fellow members of the Association that provide products and services, do so in the capacity of a fellow member and not in the capacity as a licensed wholesaler, retailer or provider. I further understand that within the association no wholesaler/retailer-customer relationship exists but only a contract member-to-member Association relationship. In addition, I have freely chosen to change my legal status as a public consumer/customer to a private member of the Association. I further understand that it is entirely my own responsibility to consider the recommendations, and products offered to me by my fellow members and to educate myself as to the efficacy, risks, and desirability of same and the acceptance of the offered or recommended products and is my own carefully considered decision. Any request by me to a fellow member to assist me or provide me with the aforementioned recommendations or products is my own free decision in an exercise of my rights and made by me for the benefit, and I agree to hold the manager, staff and other worker members and the Association harmless from any unintentional liability for the results of such recommendations and products, except for harm that results from instances of a clear and present danger of substantive evil as determined by the Association, as stated and defined by the United States Supreme Court.
In addition, I understand that, since the Association is protected by the 1st and 14th Amendments to the U.S. Constitution, it is outside the jurisdiction and authority of Federal and State Agencies and Authorities concerning any and all complaints or grievances against the Association, manager, members or other staff persons. All rights of complaints or grievances will be settled by a Committee of members and will be waived by the member for the benefit of the Association and its members. Because the privacy and security of membership records maintained within the Association, which have been held to be inviolate by the U.S. Supreme Court, the undersigned member waives complaint process. Any member records kept by the association will be strictly protected and only released upon written request of the member. I agree that violation of any waivers in this membership contract will result in a no contest legal proceeding against me. In addition, the Association does not participate in any insurance plans.
I agree to join the Association, a private-membership association under common law, whose members seek to help each other achieve better health and live longer with good quality products. I understand that the providers who are fellow members of the Association are offering me products, services and benefits that do not necessarily conform to conventional products on the market. As a member, I accept the goals of helping my body function better and choosing food products that are very safe, realizing that no product testing is foolproof. Other aspects of informed consent will take place in my discussions with the providers and my fellow members of the Association.
My activities within the Association are a private matter that I refuse to share with State Medical Board(s), the FDA, FTC, State Milk Board(s), USDA, Agricultural Board(s) and any other governmental agency without my expressed specific permission. All records and documents remain as property of the Association, even if I receive a copy of them. I fully agree not to file a liability lawsuit against a fellow member of the Association, unless that member has exposed me to a clear and present danger of substantive evil. I acknowledge that the members of the Association do not carry liability insurance.
The manager shall have the right to sanction a member. The sanctions include removal from active membership or imposing any other special and necessary conditions upon any member who shall discredit or bring harm to the Association in any manner.
I enter into this agreement of my own free will or on behalf of my dependent without any pressure or promise of products. I affirm that I do not represent any State or Federal agency whose purpose is to regulate and approve products. I have read and understood this document, and my questions have been answered fully to my satisfaction. I understand that I can withdraw from this agreement and terminate my membership in this association at any time. These pages and the Associations Handbook consist of the entire agreement for my membership in the Association and they supersede any previous agreement.
I herby declared that I/we are exercising our right of "freedom of association” as guaranteed by the 1st and 14th Amendments of the U.S. Constitution and equivalent provisions of the various State Constitutions. This means that Association activities are restricted to the private domain only.
I enclose the sum of $25.00 (non-refundable) as consideration for my yearly membership contract. I understand that membership fees are due annually in January and there is a required $100 minimum account balance required before orders will be accepted.
I do hereby certify, attest and warrant that I have carefully read the above and foregoing Space Coast Food Buying Clubs Contractual Application for Membership, and Association Handbook and I fully understand and agree with same.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF I set my hand this ______ day of , 20____. ___________________________________________________________________________________
Member's Name (Please print legibly) (and name of legal guardian if applicant under 18 years)