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Miss Donna welcoming Tea Club members to tea at
The Tea Cart in Berryville VA

The Royal tea Club was started in February 2005 by a committee of women who just love to "do" tea. Our purpose is to have fun and fellowship. At least one tea event a month is scheduled March through December, usually in Maryland or Pennsylvania. We also love to travel, incorporating visits to more distant tea rooms on our trips. Our members are currently from Alabama, California, Georgia, Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia, Washington, D.C., and West Virginia. We never have membership "meetings" and average 300 members per year.



Aunti Carolyn and Niece Shirley are enjoying tea at
The Tea Cart in Berryville VA

NEW MEMBERS AND MEMBERSHIP RENEWALS

Membership dues for new members and for membership renewals are payable on a calendar basis, beginning 1 January of each year. Dues for an electronic copy of the quarterly newsletter are $5.00 annually; for a paper (mail) copy dues are $10.00. An additional one-time only charge of $10.00 for new members is required to be included with your initial dues payment. This $10.00 charge allows the Club to purchase a magnetic name tag for you to wear at all Club events. Renewing members may also purchase the magnetic name tag for $10.00 or they can continue to use their embroidered name tag they purchased in the past.

All dues, together with a new member or renewal application, are to be sent to Betsy Green, 1233 Old Fridinger Mill Road, Westminster, MD 21157-3365. Betsy can be reached at
(410) 259-1853 for any questions regarding your dues or membership.

New Member Form (Word)

Renewal Form (Word)

 

MEMBERSHIP INFORMATION

The membership fee, which covers the annual cost of processing the newsletter and maintaining the club, is $5.00 for electronic delivery and $10.00 for USPS.

TEA RESERVATION PROCEDURES

You must contact Donna Lerew by phone, 717-741-2684, or email her at TheRoyalTeaClub@aol.com. See contact information below.

* Reservations will be taken on a first come, first serve basis.
* Emailed reservation requests must be confirmed by the club before they are considered accepted.
* Do not send payment until your reservation is confirmed.
* Once you have made your reservation, and it has been confirmed, your payment must be received by the club within 10 days. If it is not received within that time frame, your reservation may be canceled.
* An event is closed 10 days before the event is to take place or the date specified in the newsletter.

REFUND INFORMATION

A tea room prepares food for the number of people reserved. Money you send for a tea reservation is non-refundable unless a cancellation is made prior to the cutoff date posted in the newsletter or a person on the waiting list is available to take your place.

Any money due you from a cancellation will be carried on the club books as credit. All unused credit will be returned after the last event in December. No refunds or credits of less than $1.00 will be given.

GUEST POLICY

Our guest fee is $2.50. If the guest decides to join the club, the $2.50 fee will be applied to their club dues for that calendar year.

IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO ATTEND

If you find you are unable to attend an event you have reserved, please contact Donna as soon as possible. This will allow her time to contact the next person on the waiting list and you may receive a refund.

Please, do not give your seat to another person. Contact the club office first. We must be fair to those who are on the 'waiting list.'

CLUB OFFICE

RESERVATIONS
All phone calls regarding tea club business, except making reservations should be made through Sharon Hart, 717-332-5851. To make reservations, contact Donna Lerew. See contact information above.

CLUB EVENT PAYMENTS
All payments (made to the Royal-tea Club) should be sent to Carol Lee Bettendorf at
115 Highland Ave, Abbottstown, PA 17301-9562

CLUB E-MAIL ADDRESS
You may continue to send e-mails for reservations to the same email address
TheRoyalteaClub@aol.com

CHECKS
Please make all checks payable to "The Royal-tea Club."