Wayside membership is an annual membership. Members receive access to a private website listing all the details of every member — including their occupations, interests and hobbies, and what church they attend. The host listings provide the details of the guest room, home and local attractions. All members of Wayside may stay in other Host member's homes. Wayside members contact each other directly to make arrangements for a visit, and provide their hosts a nominal pre-determined lodging gratuity to help them cover the costs of entertaining. Some members are not in a position to be hosts, and are listed in the online directory as Guests Only. Since this is a hospitality exchange club, Guest membership rates and gratuity rates are higher than those who participate as Hosts.
Membership includes access to a Members Only section of the website that is accessible only to current Wayside members. As new members join throughout the year, their listing information will be included in our Members Only online section. It has all the information they'll need to make plans, including new members who have recently joined. It's accessible wherever you are — on your computer or laptop, tablet and smart phone.
Wayside Travel Club is a Christian club for those 50 and older. We ask our members to agree to our statement of faith, and we also require a reference from a church leader in the application process. All Wayside members will be screened prior to entry into the travel club.
|Wayside Membership||Hosts||Guests Only|
|Special Ministry Rate*||$40||$55|
|*Full time (or retired f/t) Pastor or Missionary only, please|
|Per Night Gratuities (Paid directly to host)||Hosts||Guests Only|
|Each additional guest||$20||$20|
Members may join online anytime throughout the calendar year and their membership will expire 12 months from the end of the month that their membership is processed. Upon completion of the online form, one of the Wayside staff members will contact your provided church reference. Depending on the availability and responsiveness of your reference, that process could take a couple of days or slightly longer than a week. As soon as the reference has been verified, you will receive an email and your membership is active. You may begin searching and contacting hosts and current members will be able to see your host and/or guest information. It is not available until your reference has been contacted.
Approximately one month from the end of your 12 month membership cycle, you will receive an email notification giving you the option to continue your membership. You will also see the option to renew upon logging into the site. At those times, you will have the option of rejoining for another year or the option of extending for two years at a slightly reduced per year price. Upon reaching your membership end date, if you elect not to rejoin then your access to the site will be removed and other members will no longer see you listed in the online directory.