THE FLORIDA YACHT CLUB
Founded in 1876
CHARTER, BY-LAWS, HOUSE RULES,
MEMBER ROSTER AND FLEET CATALOG
THE FLORIDA YACHT CLUB
5210 YACHT CLUB ROAD
JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA 32210
FLEET/ FITNESS CENTER (904) 387-9683
TENNIS PRO SHOP (904) 389-4281
TABLE OF CONTENTS
2011 OFFICERS AND BOARD MEMBERS……………..…………..2
FLEET CATALOG…………………………….……..….APPENDIX I
FLORIDA COUNCIL OF YACHT CLUBS…………....APPENDIX II
Officers and Board of Governors 2011
Thomas A. Bryan
Dr. R. Stephen Lucie
Robert S. Steeg
J. Palmer Clarkson
H. Bradford Berg
Kevin E. Greene
Dennis (Greg) M. Griffin
Stephen J. Shewbrooks
Randle P. Shoemaker-Crump
Robert S. Steeg
Wilson S. Studstill
Capt. Matthew W. Tuohy
Stephen B. Busey
JOHN L. MCCRANIE, JR.……………….………..GENERAL MANAGER
ARLETTE D. KEELEY…………….………………………CONTROLLER
MELISSA M. SCHLESINGER………….MEMBERSHIP & MARKETING
STEPEHN BECHAN..………..…..……………………EXECUTIVE CHEF
BILLY MAYO, JR.………..…………..FOOD & BEVERAGE DIRECTOR
SCOTT WRIGHT..………..……………….…DINING ROOM MANAGER
BRIDGET MARKLEY..………………….BANQUET SALES DIRECTOR
GEORGE LANNON…………..….BANQUET OPERATIONS DIRECTOR
JENNIFER BECHAN………….WEDDING & EVENTS COORDINATOR
ALISA BLANCHARD.……………………POOL & FITNESS DIRECTOR
LOUIS BALLANTYNE…………………….………...TENNIS DIRECTOR
CASEY KELLEY……………………………………..HEAD TENNIS PRO
RYLAND WEBER…….……………………..WATERFRONT DIRECTOR
A HISTORY OF
THE FLORIDA YACHT CLUB
The Florida Yacht Club was organized in 1876 for the purpose of promoting yachting and
social enjoyment. Jacksonville, at the time, was the southernmost center of winter social
activities in the South. Winter brought private yachts and railroad cars of wealthy
gentlemen to Florida. Jacksonville, with a major river, rail connections and large fine
hotels, was a natural vacation destination. The first meeting of the Club’s members was
held on April 28, 1877, at which William W. Astor was elected Commodore. A lifetime
membership fee was established at thirty-five dollars.
The first clubhouse was located downtown at the foot of Market Street and was designed
as a Swiss Chalet. It was considered one of the finest buildings of its day, with a
ballroom, ladies’ card room on the land side and men’s meeting rooms on the water side.
Open porches circled the second floor and a captain’s walk was on the roof. Member
boats were stored below and at docks to the east and west. The Club became known at
once for its Christmas Ball, its cotillions, social affairs and for Ladies’ Day. Gentlemen’s
Day was every day.
The clubhouse burned in the great fire of 1901. The Club made a home in the 500 block
of Riverside Avenue, its temporary quarters, and a search began for a suitable permanent
site. A gift of attractive property on the west side of the mouth of Willow Branch Creek
ended the search. On November 28, 1907, Thanksgiving Day, the formal opening of the
new clubhouse was celebrated by a cotillion.
Because of its increasing membership and gift of then marshland, but now beautiful
waterfront property, the Club later moved to its present site in Ortega. The new
clubhouse was opened with a regatta and dance on April 21, 1928. Since that time, the
membership has been accommodated by the addition of a 65-slip marina and launch
ramp, 10 lighted tennis courts, a competition size swimming pool, wading pool, and
In 1999, three tennis courts were relocated to the west side of Yacht Club Road a new
Tennis Pro Shop was constructed and a Fleet Center including a fitness room was built
overlooking the marina.
In 2002, the clubhouse was enhanced with the addition of a new Pirates’ Den Bar,
enlargement of the Pirates’ Den Dining Room, new administrative offices and employee
lounge, new Astor Room Terrace and a covered patio for outdoor dining.
*WILLIAM BACKHOUSE ASTOR, JR. 1876-1879
*C. J. KENWORTHY 1879-1881 *J. EDWIN GAY 1959-1960
*D. G. AMBLER 1881-1882 *H. G. KINCAID 1960-1961
*L. I. FLEMING 1882-1884 *GILES J. PATTERSON JR. 1961-1962
*A. D. BASNET 1884-1887 *BUFORD I. BOWEN 1962-1963
*W. B. YOUNG 1887-1893 *CALDWELL HAYNES JR. 1963-1964
*A. D. BASNET 1893-1894 RICHARD B. BURROUGHS JR 1964-1965
*J. E. HARTRIDGE 1894-1895 *WALTER B. HAWKINS 1965-1966
*W. A. DELL 1895-1897 C. L. GARNETT ASHBY 1966-1967
*W. B. YOUNG 1897-1901 MARK HULSEY JR. 1967-1968
*T. P. DENHAM 1901-1904 *JUDSON B. YERKES III 1968-1969
*J. I. MUNOZ 1904-1906 *DAN CLARK LABRY 1969-1970
*CROMWELL GIBBONS 1906-1908 *WILLIAM R. MCQUAID JR 1970-1971
*C. BUCKMAN 1908-1911 *FRANCIS P. HAMILTON 1971-1972
*J. DOBBIN HOLMES 1911-1913 W. TAYLOR SAMS 1972-1973
*C. W. TUCKER 1913-1914 *JOHN W. SIMMONS 1973-1974
*JOHN S. BOND 1914-1915 *GEORGE H. BALDWIN 1974-1975
*C. S. L'ENGLE 1915-1919 GEORGE C. BROWN JR. 1975-1976
*F. M. HOLT 1919-1920 *GRAY C. RAMSAUR 1976-1977
*C. E. PELOT 1920-1921 DAMON G. YERKES JR. 1977-1978
*J. C. COOPER JR. 1921-1922 *JOHN H. FEWELL JR. 1978-1979
*J. D. PASCO 1922-1923 *THAD A. MOSELEY 1979-1980
*W. R. MCQUAID 1923-1924 *ALEXANDER W. BRYAN 1980-1981
*H. E. HARKISHELMER 1924-1925 JAMES S. TAYLOR 1981-1982
*A. G. CUMMER 1925-1926 BRONSON E. LAMB JR. 1982-1983
*R. C. TURCK 1926-1928 *LEO H. GRIMES 1983-1984
*R. D. KNIGHT 1928-1929 CHARLES M. CONWAY JR. 1984-1985
*STOCKTON BROOME 1929-1930 WILLIAM E. SCHEU JR. 1985-1986
*W. E. ARNOLD 1930-1931 STEWART B. IRA 1986-1987
*D. M. BARNETT 1931-1934 DOWNING NIGHTINGALE JR. 1987-1988
*HERMAN ULMER 1934-1936 WILLIAM C.A. MOULDER 1988-1989
*FRANKLIN G. RUSSELL 1936-1938 JACK BECKER 1989-1990
*KENNETH A. MERRILL 1938-1940 W. WALLACE ALLEN, III 1990-1991
*W. J. KNAUER 1940-1942 *RHODES GAY 1991-1992
*G. L. ROSBOROUGH 1942-1944 ELROY C. GRACE 1992-1993
*ALBION W. KNIGHT 1944-1946 *JAMES B. SASSER JR. 1993-1994
*W. R. BARNETT 1946-1947 *STEWART B. STEEG 1994-1995
*L. Y. DYRENFORTH 1947-1948 J. ROBERT BENSON 1995-1996
*MALACHI HAUGHTON JR. 1948-1949 SHEPHERD E. COLLEDGE 1996-1997
*JOHN W. BALL 1949-1950 R. GORDON TERRY, JR. 1997-1998
*GARDNER T. GILLETTE 1950-1951 HAROLD S. O’STEEN 1998-1999
*JOHN S. BOND JR. 1951-1952 DUANE D. ROWLAND 1999-2000
*JAMES L. BORLAND 1952-1953 C. THOMAS CRABTREE 2000-2001
*JOHN A. GILLILAND 1953-1954 WIRT A. BEARD, JR. 2001-2002
*JAMES A. WATSON 1954-1955 JOHN D. LOCKWOOD 2002-2003
WILLIAM E. ARNOLD JR. 1955-1956 E. HOLT GRAVES, JR. 2003-2004
*JAQUELIN J. DANIEL 1956-1957 FRANCIS M. SCHEU 2004-2005
*DOWNING NIGHTINGALE 1957-1958 JOHN L. KIRBY, JR. 2005-2006
*STUART H. RICHESON 1958-1959 FREDERICK H. KENT, III 2007-2008
WALTER M. LAMPE 2008-2009
WILLIAM A. MCARTHUR 2009-2010
ARNOLD S. ROGERS 2010-2011
*Denotes Deceased Past Commodore.
THE FLORIDA YACHT CLUB
The name of this Corporation shall be THE FLORIDA YACHT CLUB, INC.
The general nature and the object of this Club shall be as follows: The promotion of
aquatic and athletic sports and the encouragement of social intercourse and mutual
SECTION 1. The Membership of the Club shall be divided into thirteen (13) classes as
(b) Near Non-Resident
(h) Honorary Life
(i) Honorary Life Widow/Widower
(k) Special Resident
(m) Special Command
The Qualifications for membership in each class shall be as follows:
(a) Resident Members shall consist of ladies and gentlemen, ages thirty-six
(36) years or more, who reside within the counties of Duval, Clay, St. Johns, Nassau, and
Baker, Florida (the “Five County Area”). The number of Resident Members shall be
limited by the Bylaws.
(b) Near Non-Resident Members shall consist of persons who reside within
the Five County Area, but outside the boundaries prescribed under the Near Non-
Resident section of Article IV of the Bylaws. These members may request transfer to
Resident status by paying the balance of the applicable initiation fee in the amount
required under the Bylaws.
(c) Non-Resident Members shall consist of persons, ages eighteen (18) years
or more, who reside beyond the Five County Area. A Non-Resident Member, in good
standing, who shall take up residence within the Five County Area, shall, on the date that
residence is established within such territory, be automatically reclassified to the
membership category according to such members’ current age and place of residence.
Such Member shall thereupon pay to the Club the balance of the initiation fee due at that
time as required under the Bylaws. Any member, who changes residence beyond the
Five County Area shall, upon written request to the Club Secretary, be transferred to
Non-Resident Membership, without any additional charge or initiation fee.
(d) Junior Members shall consist of young ladies and gentlemen between the
ages of eighteen (18) years and thirty-five (35) years inclusive, who reside within the
Five County Area. The number of Junior Members shall be limited by the Bylaws. A
Junior Member in good standing upon attaining the age of thirty-six (36) years, shall
automatically become a Resident Member and be transferred to the Resident Class and
such Junior Member shall thereupon pay to the Club the balance of the initiation fee due
at that time as required under the Bylaws.
(e) Clergy Members shall consist of duly ordained clergy not otherwise
(f) Special Members shall consist of members of the Armed Forces of the
United States on active duty, stationed or maintaining their residence within the Five
(g) Widow/Widower Members shall consist of spouses of deceased Resident,
Near Non-Resident, Non Resident, Junior, or Clergy Members. Such membership status
shall exist for a period of one-year following the death of such member. At the end of the
one-year period, Widow/Widower Members shall make the election as to which class
they wish to transfer, in accordance with SECTION 2 below. In the event that a
Widow/Widower Member remarries, such Widow/Widower membership shall
automatically cease. Nothing in this subsection (g) shall prohibit the new spouse of a
former Widow/Widower Member from being proposed for membership in accordance
with this Charter.
(h) Honorary Life Members shall consist of those members that joined the
Club prior to January 1, 1993 and:
(i) who attained Honorary Life status on or before September 14, 1995,
pursuant to the Club Charter in effect on such date; or
(ii) attain the age of seventy-two (72) years or older and have been a Resident
member in good standing for twenty-five (25) consecutive years.
Notwithstanding anything contained herein, no member joining or reinstating
membership in the Club after December 31, 1992, shall become an Honorary Life
Member (except as provided above in cases of conspicuous meritorious services).
(i) Honorary Life Widow/Widower Members shall consist of spouses of
deceased Honorary Life Members.
(j) Special Resident Members shall consist of unmarried persons, ages thirty-
six (36) years or more, who attained membership or whose spouse was a Resident or
Junior Member prior to May 28, 1992. The membership of a Special Resident Member
shall automatically terminate upon her/his marriage. If within twelve (12) months of
her/his termination by reason of marriage, the former Special Resident Member or her/his
new spouse is invited to become a member, then a one-time credit will be given for any
initiation fees previously paid. Special Resident Members shall be entitled to become
Resident Members upon paying the Resident initiation fee as of the date of transfer, less
the initiation fee previously paid.
(k) No proposed member shall be disqualified from election to the appropriate
category set forth above by reason of age (provided that the proposed has reached the age
of majority), race, color, sex, religion, creed, handicap or National origin.
(l) Academia Members shall be limited to those persons presently appointed,
employed and serving as the President, Chancellor or other head of school designation for
all four (4) year accredited colleges with their primary campuses located in the Five
County Area. Upon installation in such position, such individuals shall be immediately
eligible for membership without following the procedure set forth in Section IV of this
Charter. In recognition of their high achievements in the field of education, the Board
shall cause an invitation to join the Club to be delivered to such individuals within 60
days of their installation. Individuals accepting such offer and joining the Club as
Academia Members, shall enjoy all the privileges offered to all Members of the Club.
Academia Members’ membership in the Club shall terminate at the end of the calendar
month in which their respective employment with the collegiate institution terminates.
Any former Academia Member desiring to remain a Member of the Club may be
proposed for membership in accordance with the procedure set forth in this Charter.
Academia Members shall pay initiation fees, dues, minimums and assessments in
amounts equal to those paid by members in the Special membership category.
(m) Special Command Members shall be limited to the senior military officers
presently appointed, employed and serving as (i) the Base Commanding Officer or
Executive Officer for Naval Station Mayport, Naval Air Station Jacksonville, Blount
Island Command, or Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville, (ii) the Commander, 4th Fleet (if
residing in the Five County Area), and (iii) the Commander Navy Region Southeast (if
residing in the Five County Area). Upon assumption of command, such individuals shall
be immediately eligible for membership without following the procedure set forth in
Section IV of this Charter. In recognition of their high achievements in the field of
national defense, the Board shall cause an invitation to join the Club to be delivered to
such individuals within 60 days of their assumption of command of the aforementioned
installations and/or commands. Individuals accepting such offer and joining the Club as
Special Command Members, shall enjoy all the privileges offered to all Members of the
Club. Special Command Members’ membership in the Club shall terminate at the end of
the calendar month in which they are relieved of command of the aforementioned
installations to which they had been assigned, or the commands referenced above.
Following termination of their Special Command membership, any former Special
Command Member desiring to remain a Special Member of the Club, may do so,
provided that he or she fulfills the requirements for the Special Membership classification
at the time of the termination of his or her Special Command membership. Any former
Special Command Member desiring to remain a Member of the Club (other than as a
Special Member), may be proposed for membership in accordance with the procedure set
forth in this Charter. Special Command Members shall pay initiation fees, dues,
minimums and assessments in amounts equal to those paid by members in the Special
SECTION 2. A Widow/Widower Member whose spouse was a Resident, Clergy, Non
Resident or Junior Member prior to May 28, 1992, at the end of her Widow or his
Widower Membership, may elect, if eligible, to become a Resident, Near Non-Resident,
Special Resident, Junior, or, if applicable, a Non-Resident Member, or to remain a
Widow/Widower Member, and in any event shall be exempt from the payment of the
initiation fee. Those Widow/Widower Members whose spouse attained membership after
May 28, 1992, at the end of such membership may elect, if eligible, to become a
Resident, Near Non-Resident, Junior, or if applicable, a Non-Resident Member, or to
remain a Widow/Widower Member, and in any event shall be exempt from the payment
of the initiation fee, except to the extent that the Widow/Widower’s late spouse had not
made all installments due toward the late Member’s initiation fee. In such instance, the
Widow/Widower Member shall pay any balance remaining due toward her/his late
spouses’ initiation fee, upon the same terms.
SECTION 3. Only Resident and Honorary Life Members shall be voting members and
be entitled to hold office. Junior Members will have the right to vote on all matters with
the exception of the election of the Board Members and Officers. Junior members shall
have the right to elect one Junior member to the Board of Governor's and the Junior
member so elected shall have equal voting power on the Board with the other members of
the Board, but the Junior Members shall not be entitled to hold any other office. No other
category of member shall be entitled to vote, hold office or have any voice in governance
or management of the Club.
SECTION 4. The manner of admitting Resident, Near Non-Resident, Non-Resident,
Junior and Clergy Members shall be as follows:
(a) Every proposal for membership shall be made in writing only by a
Member in good standing, provided that the two (2) endorsers are voting members. No
application made by a prospective member on his or her own behalf will be considered.
(b) Upon receipt of a proposal, the Board of Governors shall, by secret ballot,
decide whether or not to submit the proposed name to a vote of the membership. Two
negative votes shall amount to a rejection of the proposed name. If the proposed name is
not rejected, then not less than ten days notice in writing, giving the name, address and
occupation of the person proposed and of the persons proposing him shall be mailed,
postage prepaid, to each member then entitled to vote. Five or more negative votes in
writing received from the membership shall automatically reject the proposed name.
(c) If less than five negative votes are received, the proposed name shall be
voted upon by the Board of Governors at its next meeting. Two negative votes shall be
sufficient to reject.
(d) A person rejected for membership shall not be balloted upon again by
either the members or the Board of Governors for a period of six months.
SECTION 5. Special Members shall be elected by the Board of Governors, provided
however, that no proposal for election to Special Membership shall be considered unless
such proposal has the written endorsement of three members.
SECTION 6. Special Members who request transfer to other membership classifications
shall be submitted to the Board of Governors and membership for consideration in
accordance with ARTICLE III 4(b) and 4(c).
SECTION 7. The Bylaws of the Club may provide for the payment of initiation fees and
dues and the amount thereof as additional prerequisites to becoming and remaining a
Member in any class.
This Club shall exist until dissolved or until it should be inoperative by operation of law.
The names and residences of the original subscribers hereto are as follows:
R.C. Turck Jacksonville, Florida
J.Y. Wilson Jacksonville, Florida
John L. Holmes Jacksonville, Florida
W.R. Frazier Jacksonville, Florida
W.B. Young, Jr. Jacksonville, Florida
W.D. Jones, Jr. Jacksonville, Florida
Edgar H. Rogers Jacksonville, Florida
F.C. Reese Jacksonville, Florida
W.J. O'Brien Jacksonville, Florida
J.R. Stockton Jacksonville, Florida
SECTION 1. The Officers shall consist of a Commodore, a Vice Commodore, a Rear
Commodore, a Secretary and a Treasurer.
SECTION 2. The Board of Governors shall consist of the Officers of the Club and nine
members, one of whom shall be a Junior Member.
The Officers and members of the Board of Governors shall be elected as provided by the
The names of the officers and governors who are to manage the affairs of the Club until
the first election under the Charter and Bylaws are as follows:
R. C. Turck… ….……….…Commodore
J. Y. Wilson ………. …Vice Commodore
John L. Holmes ……...Rear Commodore
W. R. Frazier ………...………Secretary
W. B. Young, Jr,….…………….Treasurer
Board of Governors:
W.D. Jones, Jr.
F. C. Reese
Edgar H. Rogers
The existing Bylaws of this Club as of the time of the adoption of these Articles shall
constitute the Bylaws of the Club, but the same may be amended from time to time by
Resolution adopted by a vote of two-thirds of the members entitled to vote at any regular
or special meeting, provided that at least one week's notice of the general nature of the
proposed amendment be given before such meeting.
The highest loan indebtedness or liability to which this Club may at any time be
subjected shall not exceed FOUR MILLION DOLLARS ($4,000,000).
The amount in value of the real estate which this Club may hold shall be TWENTY
MILLION DOLLARS ($20,000,000), subject always to the approval of the Secretary of
State, State of Florida.
SECTION 1. The name of this corporation shall be The Florida Yacht Club, Inc.
SECTION 1. The location of the Club shall be in the City of Jacksonville, and State
TRANSFER OF MEMBERS
OF FLORIDA YACHT CLUB
SECTION 1. Any member of any class of "The Florida Yacht Club," a corporation,
which received its Charter by the Legislature of the State of Florida, under Chapter 3188,
Laws of 1879, may become a member of this Club without loss of longevity and without
paying an initiation fee.
SECTION 1. The Membership of the Club shall be divided into classes as specified
in the Charter.
SECTION 2. Near Non-Resident Members shall live generally North and West of
I-295, East of SR 9A/St. Johns Bluff Road, Southeast of the Duval/St. Johns County line,
and Southwest of Doctors Inlet Bridge. The actual boundary for the area designated for
Near Non-Resident membership may be revised at the discretion of the Board of
Governors. (See Policy regarding Near Non-Resident Boundaries, page 23)
SECTION 3. The number of Junior Members shall be limited to two hundred sixty.
SECTION 4. No numerical limitation set forth in this Article IV shall prevent:
(a) any Member of any class transferring to any other class for which he or she
may be eligible; and
(b) any son, daughter, son-in-law, daughter-in-law, brother or sister (referred to
as legacies) of any member from being elected to any class of membership for which he
or she may be eligible.
SECTION 5. The Board of Governors has the authority to and may adopt any
membership incentive programs which it determines appropriate, from time to time, and
which it determines to be in the best interests of the Club.
INITIATION FEES, DUES AND MINIMUMS
SECTION 1. Initiation Fees
(a) A new Resident Member shall pay an initiation fee of $3,500. Initiation Fees
for other membership classifications shall be an amount equal to the initiation fee for
Resident Members multiplied by the indicated percentages:
(b) (i) A Junior Member transferring to Resident membership, voluntarily or
automatically, shall pay a Resident initiation fee equal to the Resident initiation fee in
effect as of the date from which he or she was continuously a Junior Member, less the
amount paid as the Junior membership initiation fees, and less an amount equal to ten
percent (10%) of such initiation fee, multiplied by the number of years such Junior
Member was a continuous member of the Club during the period from May 23, 1996,
through the date such Junior Member attains the age of thirty-six (36) years. For
purposes of this calculation, partial or incomplete years shall be rounded to the nearest
(ii) A Near Non-Resident Member transferring to Resident membership
shall pay the initiation fee as of the date of the transfer, less the initiation fee previously
(iii) A Non-Resident Member who transfers to any other class of
membership, shall pay the applicable initiation fee of the class to which he or she
transfers, as of the date of the transfer, less the amount of initiation fees previously paid
or the initiation fee of his or her former class at the time of a transfer to Non-Resident
Membership, whichever is greater.
(iv) There shall be no initiation fee for Widow Members transferring to
Resident, Near Non-Resident, Special Resident, Junior or Non-Resident membership, if
their spouse was a Resident, Non Resident, Clergy or Junior member prior to May 28,
1992. Widow/Widower Members whose spouse attained membership after this date shall
be eligible to transfer to Resident, Near Non-Resident, Junior or Non-Resident
membership and shall not be required to pay any initiation fees, except in the case where
the deceased spouse of a Widow/Widower Member owed a balance toward her/his
initiation fee at the time of her/his death. In such case, the Widow/Widower Member
transferring to any class of membership noted in this subsection (iv) shall pay the balance
of the initiation fee still owed by her/his deceased spouse, upon the same terms and
conditions her/his deceased spouse had been paying the same. There shall be no initiation
fee for Widow/Widower Members who elect to remain a Widow/Widower Member,
except in the case where the deceased spouse of a Widow/Widower Member owed a
balance toward her/his initiation fee at the time of her/his death. In such case, the
Widow/Widower Member transferring to any class of membership noted in this
subsection (iv) shall pay the balance of the initiation fee still owed by her/his deceased
spouse, upon the same terms and conditions her/his deceased spouse had been paying the
(c) New members and Junior Members advancing to Resident
membership may elect, upon written notice to the Treasurer, to: (i) pay such initiation
fees in full in a lump sum, or (ii) pay such initiation fees or the balance thereof, in
installments not to exceed a three (3) year period. Details would be at the discretion of
the Board of Governors.
(d) A new Junior Member who is a legacy of an existing or deceased
member, and who was proposed for Junior membership within 90 days of his or her
twenty-first (21) birthday or expiration of their dependent status as defined under the
House Rules, shall be credited with payment of the full Junior initiation fee amount by
payment of one-half thereof.
SECTION 2. Dues
(a) All dues, assessments, and service charges shall be paid in advance.
(b) Dues for the following membership classifications shall be paid monthly:
Near Non-Resident……….. $110
Clergy ….………………… $75
Special ….………………… $75
Special Resident………..… $106
(c) Non-Resident Members shall pay dues of $108 per calendar quarter.
(d) Honorary Life Members under the age of 62 on September 14, 1995 and all
members attaining Honorary Life status after September 14, 1995 shall pay dues of $99
(e) Honorary Life Members 62 years of age or older on September 14, 1995 shall
pay (i) dues of $37 per month, (ii) an assessment of $26 per month, and (iii) an
administrative service charge of $25 per calendar quarter. Such assessment shall only be
used for capital improvements and maintenance of the Club.
(f) Widow/Widower Members shall pay dues of $100 per month during their
one-year of Widow/Widower membership and thereafter, if they elect to remain a
Widow/Widower Member. Widow/Widower Members shall pay all assessments and
quarterly minimums in amounts equal to Members of the Special Resident Member
(g) Honorary Life Widow/Widower Members shall pay dues of $1 per year and
an administrative service charge of $25 per calendar quarter.
(h) The Commodore, Secretary and Treasurer of the Club shall only be required
to pay dues of $1 per year notwithstanding their membership classification.
(i) Any member transferring from one class to another shall pay the dues for the
class into which he is transferring commencing with the first day of the next month
succeeding the date of the transfer.
SECTION 3. Minimums
(a) Resident, Junior, Clergy, Special, Honorary Life members under the age of
62 on September 14, 1995 and all members attaining Honorary Life status after
September 14, 1995 shall expend a minimum of $100 during each three-month billing
period for food and beverages purchased for consumption on the Club premises. If any
such member does not purchase such food or beverages in the minimum aggregate
amount of $ 100 during such three-month period, such member shall pay to the Club an
amount equal to the difference between their actual purchases and $100.
(b) The Treasurer is authorized to establish billing periods of less than three
months, so as to allow 1/3 of such billing periods to expire in each calendar month. The
minimum charge for any billing period of less than three months shall be determined on a
pro rata basis.
SECTION 4. Termination and Reinstatement
Any member whose membership in the Club has been terminated when in good standing,
may at any future time make written application to be reinstated in the then applicable
membership classification, provided he or she shall receive the consent of a majority of
the Board of Governors and provided he or she pays reinstatement fees according to the
following schedules. The Board of Governors has the authority to reduce the readmission
charge in special instances, at its discretion.
(i) A former Resident Member who is reinstated in that class, shall pay the
Resident initiation fee as of the date of reinstatement, less initiation fees previously paid
in any class of membership, plus a reinstatement fee of Five Hundred Dollars. A former
Near Non Resident Member who is reinstated in that class, shall pay the Near Non
Resident initiation fee as of the date of reinstatement, less initiation fees previously paid,
plus a reinstatement fee of Five Hundred Dollars. Such reinstated Members shall
additionally recommence and/or commence paying monthly assessments.
(ii) A former Junior Member who is reinstated as a Resident shall pay the
Resident initiation fee as of the date of reinstatement, less the initiation fees previously
paid, plus a reinstatement fee of Five Hundred Dollars. Such reinstated Member shall
additionally recommence and/or commence paying monthly assessments.
(iii) A former Junior Member who is reinstated as a Junior Member shall pay
the Junior initiation fee as of the date of reinstatement, less the initiation fee previously
paid, plus a reinstatement fee of Five Hundred Dollars. Such reinstated Member shall
additionally recommence and/or commence paying monthly assessments.
(iv) A former Widow/Widower Member or Lady Member who is reinstated
as a Resident Member shall pay the Resident initiation fee as of the date of reinstatement,
less the initiation fees previously paid by applicant or applicant’s former spouse, plus a
reinstatement fee of Five Hundred Dollars. Such reinstated Member shall additionally
recommence and/or commence paying monthly assessments.
(v) A former Honorary Life Member or Honorary Life Widow Member who
is reinstated in such classes shall pay a reinstatement fee of One Hundred Dollars. Such
reinstated Member shall additionally recommence and/or commence paying monthly
(vi) A former Clergy Member who is reinstated as a Clergy Member shall
pay a reinstatement fee of One Hundred Dollars. Such reinstated Member shall
additionally recommence and/or commence paying monthly assessments.
(vii) A former member of any class who is reinstated as a Non-Resident
Member or Near Non Resident Member shall pay a reinstatement fee of Two Hundred
Fifty Dollars. Such reinstated Member shall additionally recommence and/or commence
paying monthly assessments.
(viii) Upon the dissolution of the marriage of a Member and his or her
spouse, the membership status of the Member shall remain unchanged. Upon the
dissolution of the marriage, the divorced spouse and former Dependent of the Member
shall immediately lose all Club privileges as a Dependent, and may thereafter only attend
Club functions and utilize Club facilities as a Guest, in accordance with the House Rules,
as they may exist from time to time. Upon the dissolution of the marriage of a Member
and his or her spouse, the membership may not be Atransferred@ by the Member to his or
her former spouse under any circumstances. Nothing contained within this subsection
shall prohibit the former spouse of a Member from being proposed for membership in the
Club, in accordance with the Charter and these Bylaws. If the former spouse of a
Member is proposed for membership in the Club, and joins the Club as a New Member,
he or she shall pay the Initiation Fee in effect for the membership classification which he
or she joins, at the time he or she joins the Club.
SECTION 5. Active Duty in the Armed Forces
(a) Members of the Club who are ordered to active duty in the Armed Forces of
the United States shall retain their membership classification provided they are stationed,
or their family continues to reside within the counties of Duval, Clay, St. Johns, Nassau,
or Baker, Florida (the "Five County Area"). Such members may be re-classified as Non-
Resident members provided they and their families relocate their residence beyond the
Five County Area.
(b) The dues of Resident, Near Non-Resident and Junior Members who are
ordered to active duty in the Armed Forces of the United States and who hold
commissions therein may be waived, upon notification in writing to the Club Secretary,
while such members are stationed outside the Five County Area. The dues of all
Resident, Near Non-Resident and Junior Members, who are ordered to active duty in the
Armed Forces of the United States, in a non-commissioned status, may be waived upon
notification in writing to the Club Secretary, so long as they remain in a non-
commissioned status, provided however, that this privilege be limited to a period of two
years or such time as involuntary service may be legally required. Such period of waived
dues shall not break the continuity of membership but such period shall not be counted in
computing the twenty-five (25) years of membership required for Honorary Life status.
SECTION 6. Late Charges and Suspension
If any Member fails to pay his or her indebtedness to the Club by the end of the month in
which a statement is rendered for such indebtedness, they shall be charged a late charge
of $25. If such indebtedness, or any part thereof, is not paid by the end of the following
month, he or she shall be charged an additional late charge of $50, or Ten Percent (10%)
of the past due amount, whichever is greater, and their name shall be posted on the Club
Bulletin Board as a delinquent account along with the total indebtedness owing. If such
total indebtedness is not paid in full within fifteen days after the date of such posting, the
member shall, at the discretion of the Board of Governors, stand suspended from
membership without further notice or action of the Club. Such delinquent member may
be reinstated by majority vote of the Board of Governors on petition filed within three
months from the date of such suspension, provided all indebtedness to the Club is paid in
full. Unless reinstated as aforesaid such member shall stand expelled from the Club.
OFFICERS AND BOARD OF GOVERNORS
SECTION 1. The Officers shall consist of a Commodore, a Vice Commodore, a Rear
Commodore, a Secretary, and a Treasurer.
SECTION 2. The Board of Governors shall consist of the Officers of the Club and nine
members, one of whom shall be a Junior Member.
ELECTION OF OFFICERS AND
BOARD OF GOVERNORS
(a) The Officers and the Junior Member of the Board of Governors shall
hold office for a period of one year from the first day of January following their election,
or until their successors are duly elected and qualified.
(b) The other members of the Board of Governors shall hold office for a
period of two years from the first day of January following their election. The terms of
office of the other members shall be staggered so that half of such terms shall expire each
(c) No member of the Board of Governors who shall have served two
consecutive two-year terms of office shall succeed himself on said Board of Governors
except as an Officer.
SECTION 2. There shall be a Nominating Committee consisting of seven members.
These members shall be the three most immediate past Commodores available within the
membership and not then holding any office, and four members (none of whom shall
have served as Commodore). They shall be elected from a minimum of eight nominees
from the membership for terms of one year upon secret ballot of the voting members
present at the annual meeting of the Club in the same manner as elsewhere prescribed for
the election of members of the Board of Governors. None of the latter four members of
the Nominating Committee shall be eligible for a fourth term. In the event a vacancy
occurs on the Nominating Committee between annual meetings, the Board of Governors
shall fill such vacancy.
Immediately following their election, the members of the Nominating Committee shall
meet and choose one of their numbers to serve as Chairman, and thereafter the
Committee shall meet upon the call of the Chairman.
The Nominating Committee, prior to each annual meeting of the Club, shall nominate
one candidate for Commodore, Vice Commodore, Rear Commodore, Secretary and
Treasurer. No member of the Nominating Committee, while serving on the Committee,
shall be eligible for any of the above offices. A list of the candidates nominated by the
Nominating Committee shall be mailed to all voting members of the Club at least one
week prior to the annual meeting and the Committee shall announce its nominees at the
annual meeting. After such nominees are announced, additional nominations may be
made from the floor for those offices by voting members of the Club.
Nominations of all members of the Board of Governors, except the Junior Member, shall
be made from the floor at the annual meeting, by voting members of the Club.
SECTION 3. The election of the Junior Member of the Board of Governors shall be
made by secret ballot of the Junior Members present at the annual meeting, and the Junior
Member receiving the majority of the votes shall be declared elected. Junior Members
shall not be entitled to vote for any of the Officers or for any Members of the Board of
Governors other than the Junior Member.
SECTION 4. The election of the Officers of the Club, and all the members of the Board
of Governors, except the Junior Member which is provided for by Section 3 above, shall
be by secret ballot by the Resident and Honorary Life Members. The votes of a majority
of such members, in person, at the meeting, shall be required to elect the Commodore,
Vice Commodore, Rear Commodore, Secretary and Treasurer, each of whom shall be
voted for separately. The election of four of the remaining members of the Board of
Governors shall occur at the annual meeting. Such four members shall be elected at one
ballot and the four nominees receiving the highest number of votes shall be declared
elected. In the event that one or more vacancies are created at an annual meeting by the
election of a member or members of the Board of Governors to other offices, each said
ballot for members of the Board of Governors shall include votes for a correspondingly
increased number of nominees. The nominees receiving the four highest number of votes
on such ballot shall be declared elected for such two-year terms and the nominees
receiving the next highest number of votes shall be declared elected to fill vacancies so
created for the unexpired terms thereof.
SECTION 5. Vacancies occurring in any office and not filled as provided in Section 4
shall be filled by the Board of Governors and any person so elected by said Board of
Governors shall fill out the unexpired term of the officer being replaced. Should the
vacancy be a Junior Member, the Board of Governors shall elect a Junior Member to fill
DUTIES OF THE COMMODORE
It shall be the duty of the Commodore to take command of the squadron and to preside at
all meetings of the Club and of the Board of Governors. Also to appoint, with the advice
of the Board of Governors, the Committees provided for herein, and such other
Committees as he deems necessary, and to perform such other duties as pertain to the
DUTIES OF THE VICE COMMODORE
It shall be the duty of the Vice Commodore to assist the Commodore in the discharge of
his duties, and, in his absence, to officiate in his stead.
DUTIES OF THE REAR COMMODORE
It shall be the duty of the Rear Commodore to aid the Commodore and Vice Commodore,
and, in their absence, to discharge the duties of the Commodore.
DUTIES OF THE SECRETARY
It shall be the duty of the Secretary to keep a record of all the proceedings of the Club
and the Board of Governors, post all candidates approved for membership, notify
members of their election and appointment on committees, and the time and place of
meetings. He shall make a report in writing at the annual meeting of the Club, and as the
Board of Governors may otherwise require, and shall perform such other duties as pertain
to the office.
DUTIES OF THE TREASURER
It shall be the duty of the Treasurer to collect all monies that may be due and deposit
them in the name of the Club in a bank or banks, which shall be designated by the Board
of Governors. Pay all bills or claims legally incurred by the Club. Keep a regular
account subject at all times to the inspection of the Finance Committee, and make a
written report at the annual meeting of the Club and as the Finance Committee may
APPOINTMENT AND DUTIES OF
THE FLEET CAPTAIN
The Commodore shall appoint a Fleet Captain from the Board of Governors and shall
appoint a Regatta Committee and Captains of the various fleets, based upon the
recommendations of the interested members. The Fleet Captain shall be in charge of all
boating activities of the Club.
DUTIES OF THE BOARD OF GOVERNORS
The Board of Governors shall be responsible for the general management of the Club and
its property, and shall make such rules and regulations for its governance as it may see fit.
It shall have power to propose, elect, invite and suspend members of the Club as herein
provided. It shall prescribe and publish all rules and regulations governing regattas. It
shall have supreme control of all standing committees appointed by the Commodore.
The Board of Governors shall meet at least once a month, and five members shall
constitute a quorum for the transaction of business.
RESIGNATION AND DISCIPLINE
SECTION 1. All resignations shall be in writing, addressed to the Secretary, and shall
be accompanied by a payment of all obligations due to the date such resignation is
received, and shall be effective upon such date.
SECTION 2. It shall be the responsibility of members to keep on file in the Club office
a current and correct mailing address.
SECTION 3. Any member may be expelled either by the membership of the Club or by
the Board of Governors. Expulsion by the membership requires a two-thirds vote of the
members present at the regular or any special meeting for any conduct on his part likely
to endanger the welfare, interest, or character of the Club. Before such action is taken the
accused shall have five days' notice of the charges made against him and an opportunity
to be heard in his own defense.
SECTION 4. No member expelled from this Club may ever again become a member
hereof, except upon payment in full of all dues in arrears at the time of expulsion and
upon election, in regular course, by the Board of Governors, in the manner provided for
the election of new members. And upon the payment of the initiation fee as required in
the case of new members.
SECTION 1. The regular annual meeting of the Club shall be held on the second
Thursday in November in each year.
SECTION 2. Ten members shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business.
SECTION 3. A special meeting may be called at any time by the Commodore, or the
Secretary, upon receipt of a request therefore signed by twenty-five members, or the
Commodore may call a special meeting at any time he so desires, without request.
SECTION 4. Notices of all meetings of the Club shall be posted in the Clubhouse and
mailed or delivered to each member entitled to vote thereat at least forty-eight hours
before such meeting.
ORDER OF BUSINESS
The order of business at the annual meeting of the Club shall be as follows:
1. Calling the roll
2. Reading the minutes of the last meeting
3. Reports of Officers
4. Reports of Committee
5. Miscellaneous Business
6. Election of Officers and Board of Governors
RULES OF ORDER
At all meetings of the Club and of the Board of Governors, Robert's Rules of Orders shall
be considered authority in deciding parliamentary law.
SECTION 1. At the first meeting of the Board of Governors, after its election, the
Commodore shall with its advice, appoint a Finance Committee, a House Committee, a
Building and Grounds Committee, an Entertainment Committee, and a Membership
(a) The Finance Committee shall be responsible for the general management of
the finances and the funds of the Club, and shall audit the reports of the Treasurer.
(b) The House Committee shall be in charge of the Clubhouse and supervise its
(c) The Buildings and Grounds Committee shall be in charge of all docks, slips,
buildings, grounds and other physical assets of the Club and charged with their
maintenance and repair.
(d) The Entertainment Committee shall have charge of all dances and other
entertainment given by the Club.
SECTION 2. There shall be a Long Range Planning Group consisting of nine members.
Three members shall be the three past Commodores who are members of the Nominating
Committee. Two members shall be the Commodore and the Junior Member of the Board
of Governors. The remaining members shall be four members not then holding any
office, none of which shall have served as Commodore. These latter four members shall
be appointed by the Commodore and shall hold office for a period of four years from the
date of their appointment, which shall be the first day of January. The terms of these four
latter members shall be staggered so that one such term shall expire each year. At the
time of their appointment the first of the latter four members must be at the age of thirty-
nine (39) years or less, the second of the age of forty (40) to forty-nine (49) years
inclusive, the third of the age of fifty (50) to fifty-nine (59) years inclusive, and the fourth
of the age of sixty (60) years or more. All vacancies shall be filled for their unexpired
term, by appointment by the Commodore. As regards these four latter members, each
such appointment to a new or unexpired term shall meet the same age requirement to
assume office, as did his immediate predecessor. The Long Range Planning Group shall
meet on the first Thursday of each quarter and shall promulgate and, from time to time,
amend a long range plan for the use and consideration of the Board.
Rules for the use of the Club by guests of Members shall be proscribed from time to time
by the House Committee with the approval of the Board of Governors.
The Corporate Seal of the Club shall be circular with the name of the Club, and the words
and figures "Organized 1876" "Incorporated 1879" "Reincorporated 1927" and a Yacht in
The Club Burgee shall be a pennant with a Block "F" in blue, on a white field, having a
red outline on the diagonal borders.
The Charter of this Club may be amended from time to time, by Resolution adopted by a
vote of two-thirds of the members present and entitled to vote at any regular or special
meeting, provided that in either case, at least one week's notice shall have been given of
the general nature of the proposed amendment, and provided further that said
amendments comply with all requirements of the laws of Florida then in force relating to
corporations not for profit.
NEAR NON-RESIDENT BOUNDARY POLICY:
Near Non-Resident Members shall live North of I-295, North and West of the I-10 and I-
295 corridors, East of S.R. 9A/St. Johns Bluff Road, Southeast of the Duval/St. Johns
County line, and West and Southwest of the following line: From the I-10/ Branan Field-
Chaffee Road interchange, run south on Branan Field-Chaffee Road to Blanding
Boulevard, then run south on S.R. 220A and to S.R. 220, then run due south from the
intersection of S.R. 220A and S.R. 220 to the waters of Black Creek, then following the
waters of Black Creek to the St. Johns River. The actual boundary for the area designated
for Near Non-Resident membership may be further revised at the discretion of the Board
of Governors. This policy will be effective for completed membership applications
received by the Club after January 1, 2008. All Members of the Club who were proposed
as, joined the Club as, or transferred into the Near Non-Resident Membership
classification prior to January 1, 2008, will retain their respective status as Near Non-
Resident Members, enjoying all of the rights and privileges of the class, until such time
as they transfer to a different membership classification by operation of the Bylaws or by
moving their residence out of the area designated for Near Non-Resident membership in
1. The Florida Yacht Club is intended for use by its Members, their Dependents and
2. The Club is closed on Monday. If a holiday falls on Monday and the House
Committee determines the Club should remain open, the Club will close the following
3. Members and their Dependents will sign for purchases using their name and
membership number. Guests will sign for their purchases using a "Guest Card" number
issued by the Club office. The Club will not accept cash, except for the payment of
accounts. Statements are rendered monthly and payment is due upon receipt.
4. Members, their Dependents and Guests, will at all times conduct themselves as
gentlemen and ladies. When the conduct of a Member, their Dependent or Guest is
inappropriate, the House Committee may invoke such discipline as it deems sufficient,
including suspension of such Member's Club privileges. The House Committee may
refer serious or repeated violations to the Board of Governors for additional discipline.
5. The Club is not responsible for personal injury, damage or loss to Members, their
Dependents or Guests, or to their property (including boats and personal property
thereon). Members, by their acceptance of the privilege of membership and use of the
Club, for themselves, their Dependents and Guests, release and discharge the Club from
any such liability, damage and responsibility.
6. Members, their Spouse or Dependent will not use the Club premises to conduct
personal business (i.e. providing goods or services to Club members or non-members),
unless designated as an authorized Club service provider.
7. Use of cell phones is prohibited inside the Clubhouse.
8. No animals are allowed on Club premises.
9. Minors under the age of twenty-one are not allowed at any bar.
10. Swimming is not permitted in the Yacht Basin.
11. Members, their Dependents or Guests will not reprimand any Club employee. Any
complaint will be communicated to the Manager or House Committee member.
12. No gift or gratuity will be given to any employee of the Club unless expressly
authorized by the House Committee.
13. The Club maintains marked spaces and racks for the parking of vehicles and bicycles.
The Club may remove or have removed improperly parked vehicles or bicycles at the
1. A Dependent is (i) the spouse of a Member or (ii) the child of a member who is under
the age of nineteen years or is in regular and full-time attendance at an accredited
2. Dependents are presumed to have authorization from the Member to purchase goods
and services from the Club, and the member is responsible for all purchases. If written
notice to the contrary is furnished to the General Manager, the Club will endeavor to
prohibit charges by such Dependents, but the Member will nevertheless continue to be
responsible. Should a Member desire that his child Dependent be allowed to purchase or
consume alcoholic beverages, the identification card issued to such Dependent will so
indicate. Any employee of the Club may refuse to serve food or beverages to a child
Dependent if such child, upon request, does not present an identification card issued by
3. Children under twelve years of age are not permitted on Club premises unless a
Member or Dependent adult is present and supervising them, unless they are participating
in an organized Club activity at which supervision is expressly provided by the Club.
1. The Member or Dependent who invites a Guest to use the Club is considered the
Sponsoring Member and is responsible for the conduct and charges of the Guest. A
Member in sponsoring a Guest shall consider that the Club is for the social use of the
Members and that any Guest should be socially acceptable to the membership.
2. Guests may use the Club facilities only while accompanied by the Member or
Dependent who invited them. Guests who reside outside the Five County Area may also
use the facilities upon presentation of a Guest Card.
3. A Guest Card may be issued for periods up to two weeks to a Guest residing outside
the Five County Area, upon the request of the Sponsoring Member. Guest privileges may
be revoked at any time by the General Manager or House Committee.
4. Members are responsible for signing in their guests and paying the charges imposed by
the House Committee.
1. The Clubhouse will open at 9:00am, and close at 11:00pm Tuesday through Thursday,
midnight Friday and Saturday, and 8:00pm on Sunday. Closing times may be extended at
the discretion of the manager.
2. Coats and collared shirts are the standard attire for gentlemen in the Formal Dining
area after 6:00pm. Casual attire (other than bathing suits) is permitted at all times in the
Pirates Den and Bar. Shirts and shoes are required at all times. Gentlemen are required to
remove hats/ caps in the dining areas of the Clubhouse, except for those receiving
3. The Commodore's Room is reserved for Gentlemen's Social, Tuesday through Friday
from Noon to 2:30pm.
4. Table reservations are encouraged in the Formal Dining Room.
5. Reservations are not accepted in the Pirates Den, except on certain holidays and Club
events. Tables are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis.
6. Clubhouse facilities are available for use in common by Members, their Dependents
and Guests. Members may reserve Clubhouse facilities for private activities, with the
exception of the Pirates Den.
FOOD AND BEVERAGE SERVICE
1. All food and beverages consumed on Club premises shall be provided solely by the
Club. Food prepared off-site will be allowed for special events or programs held on Club
property if approved by the General Manager. Members and guests are not permitted to
bring any food or drink onto the Club premises for consumption. These restrictions do
not apply to members or guests on boats moored at the Club docks but only while they
are on board.
2. The service of alcoholic beverages is subject to all limitations and regulations imposed
by law. Alcoholic beverages served by the Club must be consumed on the Club
3. The Club may refuse to serve food or beverages to any person whose conduct or
condition is not proper or acceptable in the judgment of the General Manager, his
representative, or any member of the Board of Governors.
4. Members are not allowed behind the bar.
5. Bar service is available from 11:30 am, (10:00 am on Saturday).
6. Lunch is served from 11:30 am - 2:30 pm.
7. Dinner is served Tuesday through Thursday from 6:00 to 9:00 pm, and Friday and
Saturday from 6:00 to 10:00 pm.
8. The Poolside Snack Bar is open from Memorial Day to Labor Day, weather permitting.
1. Members may moor or store their boats only in designated areas. These areas are to be
used at the sole risk of the Member/owner. The Club shall not be liable for the care or
protection of the boat, gear, equipment or contents.
2. Members may store their boats in designated spaces without charge for up to three
consecutive nights without charge. Members must check in with the club office prior to
leaving a boat on premises. After three nights, a charge for such space and utilities will
apply and be billed to the members account. The maximum time for temporary mooring
or storage by any member will be two weeks per calendar month. Any boat remaining
beyond the permitted period may be removed by the Fleet Committee or the General
3. Reservations for temporary dockage may be made with the Dockmaster not more than
two weeks ahead of time. Slip location will be assigned by the Dockmaster at the time the
reservation is made, and may be adjusted by the Dockmaster to maximize the number of
vessels to be safely accommodated. Reservations will be subject to cancellation if the
boat does not arrive on the first day of said reservation period.
4. All members utilizing ramps, storage, docks or hoists must have the vessel registered
with the Dockmaster and display a Club decal on the vessel and its trailer. All Guests
must have their vessel registered with the Dockmaster and display a guest pass in a
visible location. Any vessel or trailer not displaying the proper decal may be removed at
5. Dock and dry storage spaces are assigned by the Waterfront Director or Dockmaster to
individual Club Members for boats, which are wholly owned by Club Members or their
Dependents, conditioned upon the execution of a Dockage and Dry Storage Rental
Agreement. Dry storage space is limited to those areas identified by the Fleet Committee.
Dock and dry storage spaces not assigned are available on a first come - first served
basis. Dockage, dry storage fees, utility charges and any other related fees or expenses
shall be included on the Member’s monthly statement.
6. Spaces on the T-Dock are reserved for temporary use and will not be assigned for
permanent storage. The Dockmaster or the Club office will accept for dock space. While
every effort to accommodate member’s requests for a particular location will be made,
dockage will be assigned by the Dockmaster to make best use of the Club’s dock space at
that particular time.
7. The Fleet Committee may grant to transient boats from outside the Five County Area
the privilege of mooring at the Club's docks for up to two consecutive weeks. A transient
is a Guest of the Club, and the privilege may be revoked by the Commodore or the House
Committee, at any time. A transient will pay in advance the standard daily charge and
will not be permitted to use the other facilities of the Club unless issued a Guest Card at
the request of a Sponsoring Member.
8. Neither living aboard boats nor major repair or maintenance work on boats is
permitted. Routine boat maintenance may be performed on Club premises by Members,
or with specific permission of the House Committee, by outside contractors.
9. Boats stored on Club premises must be maintained in presentable and working order.
All registrations must be valid and current.
10. The owner of a boat moored or stored at the Club is responsible for it at all times.
Boat owners will be courteous to others by keeping noise, litter, discharge and
unsightliness to a minimum.
11. The “Rules of the Road” apply to all vessels in or approaching the Club's boating
facilities. All boaters will obey the “No Wake” policies of the Club.
12. All vessels will be properly secured to a dock. Docks will not be modified or defaced.
Utilities will be properly connected to a boat and with proper connectors.
1. Tennis courts are open for play between 8:00 am –10:00 pm. Courts are
generally closed for maintenance between 1:00-3:00 pm.
2. Courts are closed on Monday.
3. Proper tennis etiquette and sportsmanlike conduct will be observed at all times.
Appropriate tennis attire and tennis shoes must be worn at all times. Cut-off jeans and
running shoes are not permitted.
4. All players must register in the Tennis Pro Shop prior to the commencement of play.
5. Members shall be entitled to one guest if playing singles or three guests if playing
6. Members are responsible for turning off court lights after play. Charges for lights shall
be $1.00 for each person playing on a court.
7. Reservations shall be made at the Pro Shop for play which is to take place not later
than two days following the day the reservation is made. (Monday shall not be used in the
calculation for determining the 2-day period). Reservations may be made in advance for
only one period of play on a given day (period of play is 1.5 hours). A reservation is
forfeited if the reserving member does not claim the court within fifteen minutes after the
reserved starting time. A forfeited court may be used by persons in the order of their
appearance on the standby sheet maintained at the Pro Shop. Courts will be assigned at
the time a player registers for play at the Pro Shop.
8. The Tennis Committee or Tennis Director shall schedule all tournaments, exhibitions,
team matches, practices, holiday events, clinics, lessons and other special events.
9. The Pro Shop is operated by the Tennis Director who is responsible for the
merchandise sold within it. Purchases shall be made by charging the Member's account.
Returns and adjustments of merchandise must be approved by the Tennis Director, and
not by the Club Manager.
1. Children under 12 years of age must be accompanied by an adult while using
the swimming facilities.
2. Persons under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult while using the
swimming facilities when lifeguards are not on duty.
3. A Member or Dependent may invite up to two Guests per day to use the swimming
facilities with such Member or Dependent.
4. Swimming facilities are closed after dark and on Monday. Swimming after dark is
5. The pool is supervised by lifeguards, weather permitting, 10am. to 7pm., from
Memorial Day to Labor Day.
6. Persons using the swimming facilities will comply with all Swimming Rules posted.
1. All persons using the Fitness Center must sign-in.
2. Guests are not allowed use of the Fitness Center.
3. Use of the Fitness Center is allowed on Monday.
4. Persons using the Fitness Center will comply with all Fitness Rules posted.
5. No one under 14 years of age is allowed in the Fitness Center.
6. The Club is not responsible for lost or stolen personal effects which are left in the
Fitness Center or the Locker Rooms.
7. Use of any and all equipment in the Fitness Center or the Locker Rooms is at the
Member’s own risk. The Club is not liable for any injuries sustained while on property.
R-Resident J-Junior NR-Non-Resident
NNR-Near Non-Resident MIL-Military L-Special Resident C-
W-Widow/Widower HL-Honorary Life HLO-Honorary Life
HLW-Honorary Life Widow P/C- Past Commodore