We look forward to a safe, fun, and exciting summer. This summer your community is using Access Granted Systems, LLC to generate pool passes for all patrons. All patrons must present their pool pass to gain entrance to the pool area.
Membership Day Information
Membership Day at the Berrywood Clubhouse:
Thursday, March 16th, 2023
9am – 11am
5pm – 7pm
For those new to the neighborhood, Membership Day is when BS&TC board members will be on hand to confirm your membership selections, ensure we’ve received all of the necessary information, answer any membership questions you may have, and accept your check payment.
If you would prefer to turn in your check payment prior to Membership Day, it can be dropped off in the BS&TC box on the porch of 182 Topeg Dr. in Berrywood. As an added bonus, any member that selects and pays for their BS&TC membership on or before Membership Day (March 16th) will receive 5 free guest passes. All parts of the registration form must be completed by April 1st, 2023 for membership to be active and facilities to be used. This includes any Berrywood Community Association (BCA) fees that are owed. All payments are also due by April 1st, 2023, after which a $50 late fee will apply.
Guest fees for the 2023 season are $2.00 per guest. The BS&TC Pool uses a badge/ID card system to keep better records on attendance and track the number of guests members bring. Members will be sent a bill at the end of the season at that $2 per guest rate.
BS&TC Bondholders: Anyone owning property in Berrywood that would like to utilize BS&TC facilities, must either be a bondholder or be on the waiting list to purchase a bond.
Associate Memberships are available for residents on the waitlist to purchase a bond. If you are not a bondholder and wish to be added to the waiting list to purchase a bond in order to utilize the BS&TC facilities, please contact the membership committee at email@example.com.
Non–resident Memberships are available but limited. Prior membership does not guarantee yearly membership for non–residents.
Bondholder Information and Obligations
If you obtain a bond through the purchase of a house, the bond must be transferred to your name. To transfer a bond, the original bond must be retired by turning it into the BS&TC Membership Chairperson. A check for $100 made out to the Berrywood Swim and Tennis Club to cover the transfer fee is required by the purchaser. The BS&TC Membership Chairperson will then coordinate the reissuance of the bond. Please note the importance of keeping bonds up–to–date, and transferring the bond in a timely fashion so as to keep the bond from becoming delinquent.
Bondholders not wishing to purchase a swim or tennis package for the season are only required to pay the annual bond maintenance fee. For the 2023 season, the bond maintenance fee is $285. This fee is used for the upkeep of BS&TC property assets. Members not wishing to pay the bond maintenance fee have the option to have their bond brokered for sale by the BS&TC, to the next family on the bond waitlist. Please note if a bondholder chooses to sell their bond, they are precluded from joining the pool again for a period of 8 years. If the bond maintenance fee is not paid, the BS&TC can hold the member possessing the bond in default and said bond will be deemed as having NO VALUE. The bond will be reissued and sold by the BS&TC, per the by–laws.
All non–residents must be sponsored by a BS&TC bondholder whose BCA dues are current. Bondholders may only offer one sponsorship per season. Please refer to the Membership Summary Sheet for non–resident fees. Anyone wishing to be a non–resident member this year and was not one last year must contact firstname.lastname@example.org to be placed on a waiting list. Please include name, address and phone number of possible member(s) and the name of the sponsor.
While the BS&TC Board has tried very hard to avoid raising membership dues by implementing considerable cost-saving measures during the 2022 season, a double-digit increase in the BS&TC’s operating costs in 2022 and again in 2023 necessitate the increase in membership dues by 11% for the 2023 season. Factors for the increase include rising costs due to both inflation across the board and minimum wage rates for staff/lifeguards, which have been largely out of our control. This increase was absorbed in the 2022 budget, but cannot be any longer. We are all feeling the increased costs everywhere and unfortunately, the BS&TC is not immune. The Membership Fees for the 2023 season will be listed on the Registration Form
State/County Guidance and Membership Deadline
Lastly, as in recent years, we will continue to listen and follow Anne Arundel County and Maryland State guidance on how to safely open our pool. As we get closer to the summer season, the BS&TC Board will keep you updated on any guidance that may affect pool operations.
We GREATLY appreciate your efforts to sign up on or before April 1, as this helps us immensely with determining resident and non–resident pool membership availability. Again, please note there is a $50 late fee for any membership that is not completed by April 1. Thank you for your time and cooperation. May we all enjoy a great season in 2023!
How do I request or renew my membership pool passes?
Please click the apply online blue button.
How do I know I submitted my application correctly?
After submitting your online application, you will be directed to a “Success Page“.
You will also receive a confirmation email with an Application ID.
What is the pass policy?
All patrons must present their pass to the lifeguard daily.
What is the guest policy?
All guests must be accompanied by a member with a valid membership pass. For the 2022 Pool Season, guest fees are now $2.00 per guest. The BS&TC Pool uses a badge/ID card system to keep records on attendance and track the number of guests members bring. Members will be sent a bill at the end of the season at that $2 per guest rate.
How do I request a replacement pass?
Requesting replacement passes is the same procedure as requesting your original set of passes. Please click the blue Apply Online button and follow the instructions.