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Single Membership - 20 USD starts from 01/01/2016 to 12/31/2017
Paid Member Account
Family Membership - 30 USD starts from 01/01/2016 to 12/31/2017
Family Membership subscription
Corporate Sponsor - 75 USD starts from 01/01/2016 to 12/31/2017
Corporate Sponsor subscription
This Membership Agreement, Release of Liability and Express Assumption of Risk, (the “Release”) is executed in favor of Florida Marine Aquarium Society, Inc., a non-profit corporation organized and existing under the laws of the state of Florida, its Board of Directors, Officers, members, employees, and agents (collectively, “FMAS” and/or “Club”).  I desire to become a member and participate with FMAS and engage in the activities related to being a participant for any of FMAS-sponsored activities. I hereby freely and voluntarily, without duress, execute this Release under the following terms:   
  
MEMBERSHIP  
1.1  This is a membership agreement between all Club members and the Florida Marine Aquarium Society, Inc. It Is my intention by acknowledging that I have read and agree to this document to be contractually bound by its provisions, particularly those related to release of liability.  
  
1.2  By signing this Release of Liability form and paying the registration fee, I acknowledge that I have voluntarily chosen to become a member of FMAS.   
  
1.3  In consideration for being permitted to participate in FMAS membership and/or FMAS activities, I specifically and expressly relinquish my right to bring any type of legal action against the Florida Marine Aquarium Society, Inc., its Board of Directors, Officers, members, employees and agents, for any and all damages to property and personal injury including death, whether caused by negligence or gross negligence of any party, whether passive or active, or otherwise.   
  
1.4  I understand that my yearly membership is a privilege that can be revoked at any time by a majority vote of the Board of Directors should my conduct be deemed inappropriate of a member of the Club.  
  
1.5  I understand that my membership is to be renewed yearly effective January 1st and becomes delinquent if not paid by the conclusion of the scheduled February general meeting.  

ASSUMPTION OF RISK  
2.1  I hereby personally assume all risks in connection with participating in Club activities, and I understand and agree that the Club shall not be held liable or responsible in any way for any occurrence on or at any Club-related or sponsored dive trip, boating trip, Club meeting or function, or any Club-related activity or event, which may result in harm, personal injury, property damage, wrongful death or other damage to me or my family, heirs, or assigns that may occur as a result of participation by myself, my family or my guest(s) in such Club activity or as the result of the negligence or gross negligence of the Club, whether passive or active. I agree not to sue or make a claim against the Club’s negligence relating to or in conjunction with the Club activities and in the event I shall prosecute any such claim, then I shall indemnify and hold the Club harmless from any loss or liability therefrom, including costs and legal fees.   
  
WAIVER AND RELEASE
3.1 I release and forever discharge and hold harmless FMAS, its Directors, Officers, members, employees and agents from any claim or liability or responsibility that I may have against FMAS with respect to any bodily injury, personal injury, illness, death, or property damage however caused, including but not limited to the negligence of any Club member, whether passive or active, arising from or relating to any Club activity or event in which I or my family or guest participates that may result from participation with the Club. I also understand that 

FMAS does not assume any responsibility for or obligation to provide financial assistance or other assistance, including, but not limited to medical, health or disability insurance, in the event of injury, illness, death or property damage. 
 
3.2 I acknowledge that by signing this document I specifically and expressly assume all risks and release FMAS, its Board of Directors, Officers, members, employees and agents and to hold them harmless from any and all liabilities which may arise as a consequence of any acts or omissions on its part, including, but not limited to negligence, or gross negligence of any released party for any club related travel and activities. I fully recognize and understand that I am giving up my right to make a claim or file a lawsuit against FMAS, even if they negligently or by some other act or omission caused the injury or damage. 
 
3.3 I agree to release, hold harmless, indemnify and defend FMAS from any and all liability claims and causes of action arising out of or connected in any way with participation in any of club-sponsored activities by myself or any minor for whom I am signing this Release as well as any costs or expenses, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, incurred in connection with such claims. I further acknowledge that this agreement shall be binding on all family members, including minors, guardians, heirs and any executor or personal representative. 
 
MEDICAL TREATMENT
4.1  I hereby release and forever discharge FMAS from any claim whatsoever which arises or may hereafter arise on account of any first-aid treatment or other medical services rendered in connection with an emergency. Should emergency medical services become necessary to the undersigned, the expenses are the sole responsibility of me and not that of the Club. Further, I agree on my behalf that I will not hold the Club liable regarding the provision of medical and/or emergency care or the adequacy or inadequacy of any such care that may be rendered. 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT
I understand the terms herein are contractual and not a mere recital, and that I accept this document of my own free act and with the knowledge that I hereby agree to waive my legal rights.  This Release shall be governed by and interpreted in accordance with the laws of the state of Florida without regard or effect being given to any choice-of-law principles. This Release is intended to be as broad and inclusive as is permitted by law. If any provision or any part of any provision of this Release is held to be invalid or legally unenforceable for any reason, the remainder of this Release shall not be affected thereby and shall remain valid and fully enforceable.  
  
I have read this document. I understand that this is a full and complete release of all claims for all liability not only on my behalf but also on behalf of my heirs, all family members, representatives, and assigns.