FAQ's
Questions often asked by prospective members.     
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Q. What sort of club is Pearls and when was it formed?

We are a social organization that was formed in 2005. As a social club our main mission is to provide a social and informative setting in which lasting friendships can be built and nurtured. 

Q. How is Pearls governed?

Pearls has a nine member Board of Directors who are elected annually from the membership. These great volunteers help to steer the club and provide the support and expertise the club requires to function. They hold monthly meetings in conjunction with the monthly luncheon and provide guidance on everything from luncheon venues, meal selections, programs, activities, events, website support and assistance. As a new member you should consider being on the board as it, in itself, is great way to provide support and serve the organization and develop bonds with other board members and members at large. 

Q. How many members does Pearl's have?

Pearls has a maximum membership of 150.  

Q. Where do Pearls meet and what happens at the meetings?

Pearls meets the third Thursday of each month at various country clubs and banquet venues located around Naples.  We make an effort to vary the geographic locations of each meeting so everyone can attend a meeting on their end of town.  When space is available, Members may bring guests to the luncheon.  Prospective members must attend a luncheon (as a guest of their sponsor) prior to becoming a member.  Members choose from a couple of meal selections when they register on the website RSVP system.  Vegetarian options are offered as well. 

Q. How much do the luncheons cost and how do I pay?

The current cost for the luncheon is $38 per person. You may use our PayPal system found on the website.  This system takes credit cards as well.  If you prefer you can also pay by check.

Q. How many luncheons do I have to attend?

Members are required to attend 5 luncheons annually. However the number required for new members is prorated depending on which month they join. 
-  Joining in Jan., Feb., March requires 5 luncheons
-  Joining in April, May or June requires 4 luncheons
-  Joining in July or August requires 3 luncheons
-  Joining in September or October requires 2 luncheons
-  Joining in November requires 1 luncheon
Illness and family situations are taken into account by the Board when a Member has not reached their attendance requirement, however a letter must be written to the Board explaining why attendance was not met.

Q. How much are dues and how do I pay them?

Dues for Pearl's members are $50/Annually. Dues for new members joining January through June will be 100% of the annual dues. Members joining from July through December will be at 50% of the annual dues.
There is a $15 Administrative fee in addition to your dues. 
For those joining January through June       $50/dues plus $15/fee = $65
For those joining July through December     $25/dues plus $15/fee = $40
Checks should be made out to Pearls of Naples and mailed to: 
    Pearls of Naples
    PO Box 110538
    Naples Florida 34108