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What AYC Membership Means:

Community, Comradery, Volunteerism and Effort make for a greater boating experience

The AYC is all about everyone sharing a common interest in boating. It should be obvious to any boater that it is all much more fun and interesting when you have friends to share your experiences, ask questions to, and share knowledge of boats, waters, techniques, safety, gear, electronics and so on.

Our idea of sharing transcends all that and we also get to share a fantastic clubhouse, floats and mooring fields. The AYC has a great history and great future, all in part to how much love and care we put back into the club.

The AYC is not a marina, it is a group of hard-working, dedicated boaters, racers, and yachtsmen who are ready to pitch in and do the work necessary to maintain the club facilities. There are organized work weekends, as well as ad hoc chores picked up by volunteers all spring and summer long.

In addition, and on the opposite end of the spectrum, the AYC also has a lot of different events that the mebership enjoys. We host races, parties, movies, variety shows, breakfasts, pot luck and themed dinners. There is a lot going on, and all because of our wonderful volunteers.

How to Become an AYC Member

A limited membership should not discourage your interest in joining

Our bylaws allow for a maximum of 300 members at any given time. This means we usually have a waiting list of candidates. Currently, however, it is taking only a year or two to reach the point of potentially becoming a member of the club.

In addition, the rules allow "preferred" treatment for husbands, wives, and children of current members to supersede others on the wait list. Members who have left "in good standing" may also request to be reinstated prior to others on the list.

AYC Members' Sponsorship Is Required

You will need two members to sponsor your AYC application

If you are interested in joining our club, we recommend you make a call or send us an email asking to be invited to one or two club events. Unfortunately no club event is automatically open to the public, except for regattas. This way you'll have an opportunity to meet with and discuss what the AYC is to its members, as well as what some of the members are like. After meeting some of us you can approach a couple of members and ask if they will sponsor your application. They may agree right away, or they may ask you to be their guests at a few more events, in order to know you better.

This page was updated 2012-06-14 10:13:32 by Tom Lochhaas, Membership Committee