Membership Information and Requirements

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Membership shall be open to the general public without regard to gender, race, religion or national origin. There shall be a limit of 225 Charter and Individual members. There shall be no limit to the number of Associate Members. Each Individual and Charter member shall be entitled to all of the rights and privileges of membership in this corporation, including the right to attend all meetings of the membership and to cast a vote, equal to that of any other member, upon all matters presented to the membership for consideration.

Membership shall be comprised of four classes:

  • Individual Members
  • Associate Members
  • Honorary Members
  • Charter Members

INDIVIDUAL MEMBERS

Requirements for Individual Membership:

  1. An individual member is any individual joining after January 15, 1999.
  2. In support of our parading Krewe, Charter and Individual members must plan to ride in the Krewe of Dionysos parade at least every other year unless a valid excuse is submitted to the Board of Directors.
  3. Members must pay all dues by the deadlines established by the Board of Directors.
  4. Members riding in the Krewe of Dionysos parade must agree to mask for the duration of the parade.
  5. Members riding in the parade must wear the costume designated by the Parade Co-Captain.
  6. Members riding in the annual parade must purchase that year’s throw package from the Krewe of Dionysos.
  7. Members must agree to be assigned to a float group and participate to the best of their ability in float group activities.
  8. Members must agree to be assigned to one of the seven (7) standing committees and participate to the best of their ability in committee activities.
  9. Riding position is non-transferable. Only members of the Krewe of Dionysos may ride on float. Violation of this policy will result in revocation of membership.

 Contact Billy Benefield at BillyBenefieldjr@yahoo.com for a membership application.


ASSOCIATE MEMBERS

Requirements for Associate Membership:

  1. Associate members shall be outside a 50-mile radius of the city of Natchitoches.
  2. Must plan to ride in the Krewe of Dionysos parade at least every other year.
  3. Must wear a costume and mask for the parade.
  4. Dues of $175.00 yearly will be payable yearly by May 1 each year, or upon admission to the Krewe of Dionysos as an Associate Member.
  5. The by-laws adopted by the Krewe of Dionysos shall unless otherwise specified, govern the Associate Membership.
  6. No Associate Member shall be eligible to hold office or royalty positions, or serve on the Board of Directors as a voting member.
  7. No Associate Member shall be eligible to be a float lieutenant on a Krewe of Dionysos float.
  8. Associate Members shall not have voting rights in any election by the Krewe of Dionysos.
  9. All Associate Members riding in the Krewe of Dionysos parade must purchase a throw package from the Krewe of Dionysos at a cost determined by the Krewe of Dionysos.
  10. Riding position is non-transferable. Only members of the Krewe of Dionysos may ride on float. Violation of this policy will result in revocation of membership.

Contact Billy Benefield at BillyBenefieldjr@yahoo.com for a membership application.


 

HONORARY MEMBERS – An honorary member is any individual who is worthy of the designation by the Board of Directors.

CHARTER MEMBERS – A Charter Member is anyone who became a member on or before January 15, 1999 and who has remained a member without a lapse in membership since that date.

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