Olympia Yacht Club  

                                                                                                    Established 1904

 

Proposed ByLaws Change

OYC Proposed ByLaw Change
 
Below is the proposed ByLaw change for the Olympia Yacht Club to add a new class of membership called "Active Intermediate".  Over the years there has been inquiries about what members children 21 years of age or older can and cannot do with "family boats".  Thus about a year ago the BOT asked the ByLaws Committee to review this situation for possible solutions.  ByLaws members researched how other yacht clubs dealt with the age group of 21-30 years of age.  We found that many of the Grand 14 clubs have a program for this group of young adults to engage in their club's activities but at a reduced cost.  Based on that research the ByLaws committee submitted the below recommendation to the BOT at their Feb 13, 2019 meeting; it was approved by the BOT to be processed through the normal procedure for ByLaws changes.  Thus this Web Site notice.  It will also be published in the Mar 2019 Beachcomber, read at the Mar 13, 2019 dinner meeting and voted on at the Apr 3, 2019 dinner meeting.  Any member can make their respective comments during any dinner or BOT meetings, to any BOT member or Bob Wolf, ByLaws Committee Chair (wgslwrlw1@hotmail.com or 360-402-3408).   
 
 
CONSTITUTION AND BYLAWS OF THE OLYMPIA YACHT CLUB
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ARTICLE 3. MEMBERSHIP
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Section 2. Classes of Membership
The classes of membership shall be defined in these Bylaws as follows:
(A) ACTIVE MEMBERSHIP . . . .
(B) ASSOCIATE MEMBERSHIP . . . .
(C) ACTIVE INTERMEDIATE MEMBERSHIP: shall be those members between the ages of 21 and 30 years, inclusive, who are not included in any other class of membership. They shall not be entitled to moorage, nor shall they be entitled to vote, hold office or serve as committee chairperson; but they shall be entitled to all other social and recreational privileges, including use of Island Home facilities. The membership of any person elected as an Active Intermediate Member may be converted to Active Member or Associate Member without payment of additional initiation fees, except as otherwise provided in the Rule governing initiation fees, upon determination by the Board of Trustees that the qualifications for such class of membership have been met. The membership of any Active Intermediate Member not converted to either Active or Associate membership by the 31st birthday of the Active Intermediate Member shall be deemed submitted for demit. Active Intermediate Members shall be required to pay 50% of current assessments.
 
(D) LIFE MEMBER . . . .
(E) SOCIAL MEMBER . . . .
(F) CRUISING MEMBER . . . .
(G) HONORARY MEMBER . . . .
(H) JUNIOR MEMBERS: . . . .
 
(3) A junior member shall be eligible to become an associate, active intermediate, or active member of the OYC upon reaching the age of 21 years, receiving approval of the Board of Trustees and payment of current initiation fees that were in effect when they became a Junior Member. . . . .
 
Section 3. Application for Membership
Written application for Active, or Associate, or Active Intermediate Membership endorsed by two Active members shall be presented to the Membership Committee Chair on the prescribed forms . . . .
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Section 4. Dues.
Shall be as follows:
(A) Active Member and Associate Members, Social Members and Cruising Members – per annum, payable monthly in advance: Dues 20119 - $400 438.00 + CPI thereafter annually, unless CPI is waived by the Board of Trustees.
(B) Jr Members - 15% of dues listed in (A) above – per annum, payable monthly in advance. Active Intermediate Members – per annum, payable monthly in advance: dues for those members aged 21-25 years shall be 25% of the dues listed in (A) above, and dues for those members aged 26-30 years shall be 50% of the dues as listed in (A) above.
(C) Junior Members - 15% of dues listed in (A) above – per annum, payable monthly in advance.
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Section 8. Marriage, Forming a Single Household, Divorce and Death
When a single Active, Associate, Active Intermediate, or Life member marries, the Member shall notify the Board of Trustees in writing so that the additional party to the Membership may be inducted without payment of further fees.
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In the event of a divorce of parties to an Active, Associate, Active Intermediate, or Life Membership, the retention of membership shall be determined by the parties of the divorce action. . . . .
 
ARTICLE 5. CAP DEVICES AND PENNANTS
Section 1. Cap Devices and Burgee
. . . . The Club burgee shall consist of . . . . All Active and Active Intermediate Members shall be entitled to fly this pennant while they remain in good standing in the Club.
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RULES AND REGULATIONS OF THE OLYMPIA YACHT CLUB
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Rule 30: Initiation f Fees shall be as follows:
(a) Initiation Fees shall be as follows:
(a 1) Active and Associate Member: $2,500.00 plus State and Federal taxes, if any. Associate Member: $2,500.00 plus State and Federal taxes, if any.
(2) Active Intermediate Member: the initiation fee for an Active Intermediate Member aged 21-25 years shall be $200.00, plus State and Federal taxes, if any; the initiation fee for an Active Intermediate Member aged 26-30 years shall be $400.00, plus State and Federal taxes, if any. Upon conversion to Active Member status, any Active Intermediate Member who was admitted between 21 and 30 years of age shall pay the Active Member initiation fee less the amount paid for their Active Intermediate Member initiation fee, and less an additional 10% of the initiation fee thus discounted for each continuous full year of Active Intermediate Membership.
(b 3) Junior Member: $50.00 plus State and Federal taxes, if any. Except that this requirement shall be waived for applicants for Junior Membership who are dependents of any Active Member.
(b) Junior Member: $50.00 plus State and Federal taxes, if any. Except that this requirement shall be waived for applicants for Junior Membership who are dependents of any Active Member. Assessments: Capital and/or other assessments as approved and adopted by the Board of Trustees shall be payable monthly in advance, + CPI thereafter annually, unless CPI is waived by the Board of Trustees.