Membership

Membership Definitions

Note that fees, entitlements, and qualifications for membership are subject to change at any time as determined by the board of directors.

Common to all

All members receive a common set of benefits and special benefits depending on their level of membership commitment.

Common benefits include:

  • Access to the club facilities and use of club services
  • Discounted food and beverages in club bars, restaurants and event spaces
  • Discounted goods and services including meeting space rental, guest dock privileges, apparel and events
  • Invitations to club events
  • Receipt of “Masthead” the quarterly newsletter
  • Receive a membership pack containing club apparel, burgee etc.
  • Entry in the membership directory (members may opt out)

Full Member

Ordinary members of the club have a full set of rights and privileges. They are known as “Full Members”.

Unique benefits of this membership include:

  • Current membership fees
    • Initiation fee – $1,000
    • Annual fee – $2,500
  • Voting rights – yes
  • Serve on the board – yes
  • Serve on committees – yes
  • Member number format Fnnnn

In addition, in recognition of those full members who joined early, will receive extra privileges. These members will fall into three special categories, Founder (5), Charter (6-50) and Commissioning (51-100) members. These extra privileges include:

  • Name on the Honor Wall in the new clubhouse
  • Special locker space in the new clubhouse
  • Assigned seating in the new restaurant

NOTE: In recognition of the special contribution active-duty members provide to our society, The Club provides a discounted full membership. Active-duty is defined as full-time or on active-reserve (not retired) members of the Army, Navy, Airforce, Marines, Coastguard, National Guard, and Peace Corps currently serving at home or overseas. This includes active-duty individuals in the service of any country’s services. This discounted fee is 10% of the then full membership fee: currently, that would be $250.

Non-Resident Member

The class of membership known as “Non-resident members” is designed to encourage members to join even though they live some distance from the clubhouse. Given that, they will be less likely to participate in club affairs on a regular basis. This membership is also designed for those members who may still live close but who are on long duration trips away from the club.

“Some distance” from the club is defined as:

  • Live more than 80 miles from the clubhouse as measured on Google Maps, or
  • Live closer than 80 miles from the clubhouse but who are more than 80 miles away for 9-months or more per year

Unique benefits of this membership include:

  • Current membership fees
    • Initiation fee – $1,000
    • Annual fee – $250 rising to $500 in 2019
  • Voting rights – no
  • Serve on the board – no
  • Serve on committees – yes
  • Member number format Tnnnn

Honored member

From time-to-time, The Club will wish to recognize individuals who have made an extraordinary contribution to The Club and Honor them with membership.

Also, The Club will invite individuals and groups into the clubhouse to provide enrichment for the benefit of members. Such enrichment might include art exhibitions, water safety training, live music in the bars and restaurants, etc.

These will be The Club’s Honored Guests. The term of the membership will be determined by the board.

Unique benefits of this membership include:

  • Current membership fees
    • Initiation fee – $0
    • Fee – $0
  • Voting rights – no
  • Serve on the board – no
  • Serve on committees – yes
  • Member number format Hnnnn-yyyymm