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A social club for men 6'2" and women 5'10" and above. The central purpose of a tall club is to get people of above average height together to socialize and to promote tall awareness, as well as to stay informed of the various issues that affect tall people. It's a great way to meet people and expand your network of tall friends. Something special happens when you are in a group of people where you can talk eye-to-eye.
Why a tall club?
The central purpose of the tall club is to get people of above average height together to socialize and to promote tall awareness, as well as to stay informed of the various issues that affect tall people. It's a great way to meet people and expand your network of tall friends. We do this through social activities that are sponsored by members and promoted on the club website, email and special mailings. Social activities provide an outlet to celebrate our uniqueness. Something that vertically challenged people will never understand, but something special happens when you are in a group of people where you can talk eye-to-eye. This is only possible with the tall club!
Simply stated, the club does whatever the members want to do! The normal club activities include house parties, dine-outs, hikes, walks, skiing, snowshoeing, bike rides, dinner/dance parties at local clubs, movie nights, cook-outs, etc. There is no end to the events that might appear on the calendar. Once you are a member, you can put your favorite on the event calendar.
The original Greater Kansas City Skyliners was the second club in existence, created in August 1939, and now there are over 60 clubs throughout the U.S. and Canada.
It's very easy to get started with the club. Just check out the event calendar and find an event that sounds fun to you.
Some people find it difficult to get out and meet new people. Don't let this bother you. We all went through this as well. You might consider contacting the host/hostess before the event to make sure they know you are coming. This allows them to keep an eye out for you and make sure you are introduced to other members. Another idea is to bring a friend with you as support. Your friend does not have to meet the height requirements.
Some events are large. Some events are small. Every event is different in one way or another. Attend a couple of events before deciding about the club. Once you experience the unique sensation of being in a crowd of all tall people, you will want to become an active member.
Yes, you are welcome to bring guests to events, unless the event is marked as a "Closed" event for members only. Your guest does not have to meet the height requirement. The guest would pay non-member price if required.
Women have to be at least 5 ft. 10 in. and men at least 6 ft. 2 in.
The names in the club database are pretty much a 50/50 mix between male and females. However, the gender mix at the events varies from activity to activity. You need to attend a few events to figure out which ones are best for you.
The club does not track age of its members or prospects. However, most people are in the 30's and 40's with some in the 20's and 50's. People must be 21 to join the club.
The Kansas City Skyliners Tall Club is a newly reformed club. It continues to expand as the word gets out and more and more people learn about the club. An important question is, "Do people have fun and meet new (tall) people?" The answer to that question is a definite YES!
How tall are you? Could you be the tallest member? Join us and find out. And if you are not the tallest, you will still enjoy the fellowship of the tall club.
The normal membership in the Kansas City Skyliners Tall Club is $25 for singles and $40 per couples per year. The membership is due every July and is prorated for new members based on when they join.
There are several advantages to joining the club and kicking in the membership fee. First of all, the Kansas City Skyliners Tall Club is not a business, it is a not-for-profit social organization. All the money goes to the club. Even though the focus of the club is not money, the club has to maintain a certain financial viability in order to carry out some objectives. For example, the club holds an official TCI weekend where other clubs throughout the world are welcome and encouraged to attend. This will not be possible unless we can show that we can pay for it and accept the risk as a club. We also intend to promote Marfan Syndrome awareness and donate funds to National Marfan Foundation, as well as sponsoring college scholarships to tall teens. Meeting these objectives will not be possible without financial viability that comes from club dues.
But more than anything, being part of the club means just that – you are part
of the long-standing (no pun intended) Kansas City Skyliners Tall Club!
Any member can sponsor an event. The social director coordinates events and the club
event calendar. In other words, the members decide on the events! Our club can have events ranging from a 14-day
ocean cruise around Cape Horn to a simple walk in the park … and everything in between. One member may like a
certain hike. Another member may like a different hike. They put it on the calendar and invite the rest of the club.
This enables club members to experience many different activities and share what they like to do.
Mainly to make sure there are not conflicts between the events, the social director
coordinates the events and the club event calendar. If there are no conflicts and all the information is there, the
social director enables the event to be displayed on the website calendar. This information is used in email messages
and regular U.S. mail to the club mailing list to inform everyone about the events.
It’s very easy to sponsor an event. First, become a member of the club. If you are
new to the club, you may want to talk to other members to see if there would be interested in your type of event. It is
recommended that you select an event that you are interested in and would attend anyway.
The person that sponsors the event and submits it for the calendar is normally the host.
There are cases where that person can’t attend or act as the host. In those cases, either the person that submits
the event or the social director identifies another person to serve as the host or hostess.
Being a member is rewarding enough for some, but the club always needs more people to help.
Don’t leave the work to everyone else, GET INVOLVED! Getting involved with the planning, events and membership is
a great way to meet people and expand your network of tall friends. It’s also easy. One of the easiest ways to get
involved is to attend a business meeting, listen, comment and provide ideas. Another idea is to just ask the host/hostess
at any event what you can do to help. Show up early and help setup or stay late and help cleanup. Another idea is to talk
to the club president about possible openings on the board or areas that require additional hands. There is always work
to do to keep our social organization running smoothly! After you catch the tall fever, you will ultimately want to be
part of the board of directors and run for club president. A person must hold one of the other board positions before
running for club president.
The Kansas City Skyliners Tall Club is a not-for-profit corporation and will eventually
have a board. The board will include a president, treasurer, secretary, membership director, publicity director, special
projects director, webmaster and club photographer.
The Kansas City Skyliners Tall Club is a not-for-profit corporation. It is a social club
with the goal to bring tall people together. It is not-for-profit meaning that all the money generated by the club goes
back into the club. To be a non-profit (tax deductible, 501(c)(3)) corporation, a group has to perform charity work that
off-loads a government function like feeding the homeless. Even though we intend to do some civic work in the future
like donating money to Marfan research, we do not off-load the government. We are a social club! This means that club
dues and money given to the tall club are not tax deductible. If you are interested in donating money as a tax deduction,
please contact the Tall Clubs International Foundation.
It is a 501(c)(3) corporation.
The Kansas City Skyliners Tall Club is a not-for-profit corporation. This means all the
money generated by the club goes back into the club. The club has basic business expenses like the club phone, PO Box,
website, license fees, printing, postage, etc. Some of the money goes to help sponsor club events (the Kansas City Weekend)
and a portion of each membership is paid as dues to Tall Clubs International. The club
is also planning to donate some money to the National Marfan Foundation to help with
Marfan research, as well as sponsor scholarships for tall teens.
We get membership privileges from Tall Clubs
International. Members from our club attend multiple TCI events through the year including different TCI weekends and
the annual TCI convention.
As brand new members of TCI, our intent is to eventually sponsor a scholarship. Registration
for the scholarship is only open for a short while at the first of each year.
The best way for people to find out about the club is for someone to hand them a business card.
Make sure you always have them with you. It’s also a great way to introduce yourself to that tall stranger.
The Kansas City Skyliners Tall Club uses email and the website as the primary form or
communications to its members and prospective members. These communication mechanisms are fast, low cost and very efficient.
Written newsletters require many hours each month to write, print, fold, staple, stamp and mail. Our club has decided to
focus on providing this information through the website and email, but down the road that could change.
I see other TCI clubs elect a King and Queen each year. Does Kansas City Skyliners Tall Club do this?
The Kansas City Skyliners Tall Club is a newly reformed club. Once we form a board, they can
decide at any time whether or not to have a King and Queen.
Marfan is the charity promoted by tall clubs because sometimes one of the signs of Marfan is
a tall, disproportionate body structure. The Kansas City Skyliners Tall Club will sponsor events to promote Marfan Syndrome
awareness and help raise donations for Marfan research.
To learn more about Marfan and the breakthrough research just announced on 4/6/06, go to the
National Marfan Foundation web site.
The Kansas City Skyliners Tall Club uses email and the website as the primary form of communications to its members and prospective members. These communication mechanisms are fast and low cost. If you do not have email and Internet access in your home or business, you may want to use a public computer like at a library for access to the web site. You can receive email from a common carrier like Hotmail or Yahoo from a public computer. If these ideas are not feasible, you can receive a monthly printout mailed by the club by just requesting it and providing your mailing address.