Frequently Asked Questions

What if I receive a gift while I am in the USA ?

While you are abroad, you can send gifts duty and tax free to friends in Canada under certain conditions. To qualify, each gift has to be worth $60 or less and cannot be an alcoholic beverage, a tobacco product, or advertising matter. If the gift is worth more than $60, the recipient will have to pay regular duty on the excess amount.

It is always a good idea to include a gift card to avoid any misunderstanding. While gifts you send from abroad do not count as part of your personal exemption, gifts you bring back do.

Can I have parcels sent to the Meadows?

If you are having a parcel sent, you MUST have the Members name, Division & Site number on the label. (Otherwise, it will be refused and sent back!)
The WEIGHT LIMIT OF PARCELS IS: 15 lbs maximum.
The SIZE LIMIT OF A PARCEL IS: 2 feet x 2 feet x 3 feet.
Parcels delivered to WMCA is a service ONLY for Members whose names are on the “Certificate of Membership” as a service to them.

This does not include families or friends listed on the “permanent guest list”, as permanent guests are only guests and NOT members.

Too many times, we have had parcels delivered for family members or friends, who are not listed on the members list or fake business names!  We have had a lot of Members come in and were shocked at the fact that friends or family members have sent parcels here. If you are not a Member, we suggest that you send your parcels to Hagen’s of Blaine located at 816 Peace Portal Drive, Blaine, WA 98230. Their phone number is 360-332-5246 or check out their website at:  www.hagensofblaine.com for all of your shipping needs.
The Member Services office is small and not equipped to handle large volumes of parcels.

Thank you!

So, my parcel was refused, where do I go to get it?

Here are the addresses of the parcel delivery companies:

DHL EXPRESS
“Hold for Pick-Up”
Your Name
1369 Pacific Drive
Burlington, WA 98233
The call center number for the US is: 480-636-2571
DHL will hold parcels for pick-up for 5 business days or longer, if you call in and make the over-time arrangements.

UPS
They do not have packages sent to their Will Call Center, but the parcels will be delivered to the Meadows. When the Member Services Office, refuses the parcel, the driver will fill out a “Will Call” slip, which will be put in the members file. The package will be taken to the distribution center and be held for 7 days. Hours for pickup: Monday-Friday 3:30pm to 7pm.
The address is:
UPS
1620 Port Dr
Burlington, WA 98233
Phone is 1-800-742-5877
(Using your mouse, right click and highlight, the link below and paste onto your browser, for the location and hours).

https://www.ups.com/dropoff/rte?reqType=print_directions&loc=en_US&country=US&Locations=11195&geolat=48.46846008300781&geolong=-122.33029174804687&uom=MI&to_geolat=48.455665&to_geolong=-122.32611&appid=&is_wwef=false&txtquery=Burlington, WA&mapVendorSessionKey=Ap6u297a6CTX4umCRIOqpofFREXe236qrY8U-W1HxYHdcok_GunjmlFJ1dxkRA8l

FEDEX (Air Delivery)
11674 Higgins Airport Drive
Burlington, WA 98233

FEDEX ( Home Delivery-Ground)
2000 South Walnut Drive
Burlington, WA 98233
Phone number is 1-800-GO-FEDEX or you can call the Burlington Headquarters at: 360-428-3410
When an oversized/overweight parcel is sent to the Meadows, they will be refused and FEDEX will leave a “Will Call” slip, so we can put it in the Members file. On immediate contact FEDEX will hold the parcel for 5 business days. Their hours are Monday-Friday 10:00am to 5:30pm; Saturday 10 a.m. to 12 noon.
*Please note: We will let the Member know, when a parcel has been refused, so that they will be able to call right away and make arrangements for pick up.
(For the FedEx locations in Burlington right click on the link below and paste onto your browser).

http://local.fedex.com/wa/burlington/

US Postal Service – Sedro Woolley, WA – 111 Woodworth Street, Sedro-Woolley. ( Right click, using your mouse, on the link below and highlight. Copy and paste, into your browser, for the hours of operation and map).

http://www.uspspostoffices.com/wa/sedro-woolley/sedro-woolley

When Are My Dues Due??

Dues are billed every 4 months with a paper statement mailed to each member, as well as, electronically via email.
They are all sent out a MONTH before they are due.
The due dates are:
* January 1st
* May 1st
* September 1st
If your dues are not received by the 10th of the month, you will be assessed a $50.00 late charge PLUS 1 1/2% per month on the past due account per month.
We have some members who pay a little each time they come in, to help offset the dues bill, when it comes in.
If you would like to read more on dues etc. we suggest you to read more about in in the Rules & Regulation book, checking under By-Laws & Constitution. If you do not have a copy, we have current copies available at the front gate.

How much merchandise can I bring back without paying duty / taxes ?

After each absence of 24 hours or more

You can claim up to CAN$50 worth of goods without paying any duties. This is your personal exemption. You must have the goods with you when you arrive and you cannot include tobacco products or alcoholic beverages in this exemption. If the goods you bring in are worth more than CAN$50 in total, you cannot claim this exemption. Instead you have to pay full duties on all goods you bring in.

After each absence of 48 hours or more

You can claim up to CAN$400 worth of goods without paying any duties. You must have the goods with you when you arrive. Although you can include some tobacco products and alcoholic beverages, a partial exemption may apply to cigarettes, tobacco products or manufactured tobacco. See the section called “Alcohol and tobacco” for more details.

After each absence of 7 days or more

You can claim up to CAN$750 worth of goods without paying any duties. Although you can include some tobacco products and alcoholic beverages, a partial exemption may apply to cigarettes, tobacco products or manufactured tobacco. See the section called “Alcohol and tobacco” for more details. With the exception of tobacco products and alcoholic beverages, you do not need to have the goods with you when you arrive.

How much alcohol can I bring back ?

You are allowed to import only one of the following amounts of alcohol free of duty and taxes:

1.5 litres (53 imperial ounces) of wine;
1.14 litres (40 ounces) of liquor;
a total of 1.14 litres (40 ounces) of wine and liquor; or
24 x 355 millilitre (12 ounces) cans or bottles (maximum of 8.5 litres) of beer or ale

Where can I find more information about items I need to declare?

http://www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca/travel-voyage/declare-eng.html