"Upon hearing firsthand recommendation of either the proposing or the seconding member or both at a scheduled committee meeting, the Membership Committee shall vote upon each applicant separately and by ballot. The proceedings of the committee shall be confidential. The Board of Directors shall vote on all applications simultaneously . . . Any candidate for membership who receives two or more negative votes at any election for membership shall be deemed rejected and cannot be proposed again for six months." (Page 9 of May 1990 bylaws)
DRESS CODE "Generally, it is expected that members will dress suitable to the occasion and season. Shorts or tennis skirts may not be worn in the Sun Lounge and Dining Room. Bathing suits are not allowed in Ladies' Lounge or Men's Grill. Spikes will be worn only in the Golf Shop, Men's and Women's Locker Rooms and in the Men's Grill. It is expected that men will wear coats in the Dining Room during the evening hours except May 1st to October 1st."
FOREIGN OBJECTS "No foreign objects in the pools unless approved by the Swim Staff."
Phoenix Country Club
FORMER MEMBERS Bruce Babbitt
FORMER MEMBERS (FROM PINNACLE WEST) Gene Rice
FORMER MEMBERS (GREAT-SOUNDING NAMES) Stanford E. Lerch
1,227 total (as of June 1, 1990)
MEMBERS (ARAB-SOUNDING NAMES) Azim Q. Hameed
MEMBERS (BIG-DADDY-SOUNDING NAMES) Thomas Arnold Jr.
James A. Berridge Jr.
Richard A. Black Jr. Frank Campbell Jr.
Tom Chauncey II Perry M. Chisum Jr.
Frank W. Clelland Jr. Sam Colachis Jr.
Vaughn S. "Skip" Corley Barney Dreyfuss II
Paul Fannin Jr. J.S. Francis Jr.
J. Allen Ginn Jr.
Robert W. Goldwater Jr.
Charles C. Hahn III
John L. Hay III
E. Patrick Hennesy Jr. G. Clifford Hoose Jr.
John Jacobs Jr.
Albert Johnson Jr.
Robert E. Jones Jr. Roy A. Kite Jr.
Frank E. Knoell Jr.
Raymond Korte Jr.
John Largay Jr.
J. Miles Laughlin Jr. Vernie Lindstrom Jr.
Donald Mahoney Jr.
Joseph McCabe Jr.
Joseph Melczer Jr.
Harry Metzger Jr.
Al Moore Jr.
John O'Malley Jr.
Charles Orme Jr.
George Patton Jr.
Julian Peagler Jr.
William Ragsdale Jr.
Raymond Ried Jr.
Webster Sage Jr.
James Shackleford Jr.
Eldon Stenjem Jr.
Charles Strouss Jr.
Fred Struckmeyer Jr.
Walter Switzer Jr.
William Thomas Jr.
MEMBERS (BLACK-BASEBALL-PITCHER-SOUNDING NAMES) Odell Jones
MEMBERS (BLACK-JAZZ-MUSICIAN-SOUNDING NAMES) Charles Parker
MEMBERS (COACHES) Dan Devine
Lowell "Cotton" Fitzsimmons
MEMBERS (CONGRESSMEN) Dennis DeConcini
MEMBERS (COUNTRY-CLUB-SOUNDING NAMES) Reginald M. Ballantyne III
G. Clifford Hoose Jr.
Winston P. McKellar
Logan E. Van Sittert
Stirling T. Welker
MEMBERS (DEAD) Kemper Marley
MEMBERS (DESERT DESECRATOR) Bob Gosnell
MEMBERS (FORMERLY SUSPENDED FROM LAW PRACTICE) Charles Hoover
MEMBERS (HISPANIC-SOUNDING NAMES) Ed L. Espinoza
MEMBERS (JEWISH-SOUNDING NAMES) Pete Corpstein
Barney Dreyfuss II
Abbott H. Goldenkoff
Leonard H. Goldman
Don H. Goldwater
Robert W. Goldwater
Robert W. Goldwater Jr.
Gerald L. Jacobs
John H. Jacobs Jr.
Mrs. Martha T. Jacobs
Herman K. Lewkowitz
Allen L. Rosenberg
MEMBERS (MOST POPULAR SURNAMES) Johnson 16
MEMBERS (NEW TIMES) None so far
MEMBERS (NICKNAMES) Dorothy "Tookie" Appelbe
Russell "Rusty" Brown
B.F. "Bud" Burke
Gilbert "Wally" Chester
C.E. "Pep" Cooney
Vaughn S. "Skip" Corley
Vaughn S. "Skip" Corley Jr.
Alvin N. "Bud" Haas
Mrs. Charlene "Pinky" Harris
Richard L. "Dick" Herman
C.R. "Pete" Igoe
Mrs. Dorothy "Happy" Jennings
Mrs. Mary Jane "Murny" Kunde
W.R. "Bud" Lundahl
A.V. "Raf" Raffo
Leon "Bud" Turner
MEMBERS (PRIESTS) Reverend Francis A. Moore
MEMBERS (REPUBLIC AND GAZETTE) Jay Brashear
H. Kenneth Clouse
MEMBERS (TEAM OWNERS) Bill Bidwill
MEMBERS (WHO RUN TROUBLED COMPANIES) Robert Burns
MEMBERS (WHO LIVE IN SOUTH PHOENIX) Are you kidding?
MEMBERS (WHO USED TO RUN TROUBLED COMPANIES) Karl Eller
James P. Simmons
MEMBERS (WITH EVEN THE REMOTEST CONNECTION TO THE DON BOLLES CASE) Ed Carson
MEMBERSHIP FEES "Active (Voting Member): Initiation fee of one third of stock price or $10,000, whichever is greater. Monthly dues--$250."
SALES PITCHES "We are making regular Social memberships more attractive. Initiation fee has been reduced from $10,000 to $5,000 until April 30, 1990. It is important for a club such as ours to continue to attract new members. We feel that the creation of the new Junior Social category along with improvements in the regular Social category will help us attract a steady stream of new members." (1989 note from Vincent M. Carter, membership chairman)
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