MIYC Guest and Summer Privilege Rules

Updated March 31, 2015

Introduction:

This document is intended to provide a useful reference to our Guest and Summer Privilege Rules, some of which are detailed in the Constitution and By-Laws while other are not. If there are any questions at any time please contact the Chairman of the Membership & Guest Committee (MAGIC) Frederick Ball or the Commodore Lee Reichart. Please bear in mind as you read this that not every conceivable situation can be covered by these rules. Cooperation of everyone in understanding their spirit and intent is valued and encouraged.

Three important rules to keep in mind:

  1. A House Guest must be registered in advance by the host and may use the Club facilities on their own.
  2. A Day Guest must be signed in each day by the host who must always be present with the guest.
  3. People renting from non-members are only eligible for Summer Privilege; no other guest privileges.

There are at least eleven ways to participate in Club activities:

  1. Active Member
  2. Associate Member
  3. Summer Privilege
  4. Honorary Guest
  5. House Guest
  6. Day Guest
  7. Renter from a member
  8. Renter from a non-member
  9. Social Guest at a Club sponsored social event
  10. Social Guest at a member sponsored social event
  11. Transient Yacht

This table is a summarization of the rules for categories 3 through 8   (9 & 10 are below)

Category Summer Privilege SP Honorary Guest House Guest HG (3 weeks or less) Day Guest DG
How participate By application By vote of the Trustees Registration in advance by the host Registration each day with the host
Host Present NA No No Yes
Payment By dues None Host is billed Host is billed
Lessons Yes No Yes No
Participate in Club social events Yes Yes Yes Yes, with a host
Participate in tournaments Yes No Yes Yes, with a host
Have their own guests Yes No No No
A renter from a member is eligible for only SP and DG
A renter from a non-member is eligible for only SP and DG.

Summer Privilege

Summer Privilege (SP) for a full or half season may be granted by the Board of Trustees upon application to and recommendation of the Membership & Guest Committee to (as listed in the Constitution):

  1. Any House Guest: anyone not a renter/lessee (henceforth renter) living overnight in the home of an Active Member.
  2. Any married or unmarried child of a member (Active or Associate), 22 years of age or over.
  3. Any renter of the home of any Active Member.
  4. Any renter of the home of a non-member located within the area defined in Section 4(a) of the Constitution for Active Members.

Annual Dues and Assessments for SP are set by the Trustees and must be paid in full before using the Club.

A SP may use the Club without their “host” being present.

SP children may enroll in all lessons and programs.

A babysitter or au pair is considered to be included with the family.

The SP year starts June 1st and ends on September 30th with half seasons June & July or August & September. A half season SP may be hosted as a Day Guest during their off half months.

Privileges include: participation in all MIYC activities, lessons, use of all courts and facilities, rental of lockers and outhauls when available, and storage of kayaks and dinghy-sized boats in designated areas.

Summer Privilege members of the Board are entitled to vote at Board meetings but not membership meetings.

Honorary Guest

This category was established by the Trustees to recognize the participation and contributions to the Masons Island Yacht Club by long-standing members who no longer have access to the Club through Active or Associate membership. An Honorary Guest need not register when at the Club.

House Guest (3 weeks or less)

A House Guest is anyone not a renter living overnight in the home of an Active Member.  Anyone staying at the home for more than three weeks should apply for SP.

The house owner is to notify the Club Manger in advance that there will be a house guest for a specified period of time and will be billed for those days. The host need not be present when the guest is at the Club and daily registration is not necessary.

A babysitter or au pair is included with the guests.

Privileges include: participation in all MIYC activities, lessons, use of all courts and facilities, and storage of kayaks and dinghy-sized boats in designated areas but not rental of lockers and outhauls.

If a House Guest wishes to invite someone to the Club for the day that person must be a Day Guest of the host or any other member.

Day Guest

A Day Guest is anyone invited to the Club for a day by a member or SP.

A Day Guest must be registered every day by the host and must (junior or adult) be accompanied by the host at all times.

Privileges include use of all courts and facilities but do not include storage of boats of any type or rental of lockers and outhauls.

Junior Day Guests may not take lessons. They may sail in MIYC boats in regattas if the proper forms are filed and may participate in tournaments.

The host will be billed for any guest fees.

Renter from a member (3 weeks or less)

A Renter is anyone renting a house owned by an Active Member within the area defined in Section 4(a) of the Constitution.

A Renter may apply for SP or be the Day Guest of any member but may not be a house House Guest.

Renter from a non-member

A Renter from a non-member may apply for SP or be the Day Guest of any member but may not be a House Guest.

This table is a summarization of the rules for categories 9 through 11. 

Category Social Guest at a Club sponsored social event Social Guest at a member sponsored social event

 

Transient Yacht
How Participate By invitation By invitation By Registration
Host Present Yes Yes No required
Payment Event fee None Mooring fee
  1. Club sponsored social events include: Thursday night picnics and social hours, parties, Dinners on the Porch, bridge, Independence Day and Lobsterfest.
  2. Anyone using the club before the start of a social event, except for Independence Day  and Lobsterfest, is a Day Guest and must be registered by their host,
  3. Guests at a member sponsored social event are the responsibility of the member.