Membership Information

All Beach Club members belong to a Membership Unit, which belongs to a Membership Category. Any change in the Membership Unit that results in a change in Membership Category will be reported to the Membership Chair for review by the Executive Committee.

Family Membership

A family membership must be maintained by families with unmarried children under the age of 25. Any married child is ineligible for inclusion in a Family Membership Unit.

 

Legacy Membership

Any unmarried child within a Family Membership Unit (provided that he/she was a member of that unit prior to his/her 18th birthday) will have, on his/her 25th birthday, the privilege of becoming a member of the club without filing an application, waiting on a waiting list, or paying the existing application fee (5/06). To exercise this privilege, a child must notify the Membership Chairperson of his/her wishes, in writing, no later than his/her 25th birthday. Where applicable, a child who exercises this privilege shall immediately become a single member and pay an initiation fee of $2,000.00 or other initiation fees as established by the Executive Committee. This initiation fee may be set differently from the initiation fee established for other members, and shall hereafter be called “Initiation Fee – Legacy.”(2/01), dues will be pro-rated. (1/00)

Any child within a Family Membership Unit (provided that he/she was a member of that unit prior to his/her 18th birthday) who has attained the age of 21 but has not yet turned 25 will have the privilege of becoming a member of the club upon their marriage without filing an application, waiting on a wait list, or paying the existing application fee (5/06). To exercise this privilege, a child must notify the Membership Chairperson of his/her wishes, in writing, prior to his/her wedding date. Such a membership shall be subject to an appropriate initiation fee, as established by the Executive Committee. (6/03)

 

Spousal Membership

Married couples, or couples joined in a legally recognized civil union, who have no children or whose children have all attained the age of 25 years, are eligible for this membership category. (02/05)

 

Single Membership

Singles, singles-divorced, widows and widowers without children under 25 are eligible for this membership category.

The minimum age is 21 years.

 

Fee Structure

Membership
Family $1,950 (10/18)
Spousal $1,660 (10/18)
Single $1,345 (10/18)

 

Initiation Fee

General $7,500 (4/16)
Legacy $5,000 (4/16)

 

Other

Capital Improvements $600 (03/17)
Locker Fee $225 (03/14)
Annual Significant Guest Fee $300 (2/19)

 

Membership Application Procedures

  1. A written request for an application shall be made to the Chair of the Membership Committee.
  2. The application shall be completed, inclusive of the names of two sponsors and their letters, and returned to the Chairperson of the Membership Committee with a non-refundable application fee of $1000.00. (03/09)
  3. Applicants shall be considered by the Executive Committee at its May meeting. If openings occur during the season, applicants shall continue to be considered at regularly scheduled Executive Committee meetings. Dues would be pro-rated beginning with the date of admission.
  4. There shall be two waiting lists for admission: the Priority Waiting List and the Regular Waiting List. The Priority Waiting List shall consist of: former members who, having resigned in good standing, desire reinstatement; present or past members’ children who were former members of a Family Membership Unit for a minimum of two years. The Regular Waiting List consists of other applicants. The Executive Committee, at its sole discretion, shall attempt to alternately and regularly admit from both lists.
  5. After the May meeting of the Executive Committee, but no later than the opening date of the season, the waiting lists, in alphabetical order, shall be posted on the Beach Club premises in a prominent place.
  6. Applicants shall be admitted on the basis of a favorable unanimous vote by the Executive Committee, failing which, the applicant may be reconsidered at the next membership meeting of the Executive Committee.
  7. Accepted applicants, upon payment in full of the applicable initiation fee shall become provisional members and remain so for two years. A second vote shall be taken and any provisional member denied membership during or the end point of provisional membership shall immediately be refunded the initiation fee in full. Refund shall be subject to a clearing of said member’s Beach Club account.

 

Rules on Sponsorship

  1. Adult members may only sponsor two applicants at the same time. For the purpose of this rule, a sponsorship is counted against the entire Family Membership Unit.
  2. In the case of a Family Membership Unit sponsorship, only a “parent” may sponsor. He or she cannot sponsor his or her own child.
  3. A sponsor may voluntarily withdraw at any time by writing to the Membership Chairperson and stating the reason(s) for withdrawal. All such communications will be kept in strict confidence by the Executive
    Committee. In this event, the applicant will be informed of the withdrawal, and the application will be considered incomplete pending the acquisition of a replacement sponsor. When a member withdraws sponsorship of an applicant, they lose the right to sponsor a replacement applicant until such time as the original applicant’s request for membership is processed.
  4. In the event that a sponsor becomes a non-member of the Beach Club, the applicant will be notified in writing, and it will be strongly recommended that a replacement sponsor be obtained. In the event that both of the applicant’s sponsors become non-members, the application will be considered incomplete pending the acquisition of at least one replacement sponsor. (3/00)
  5. Pending replacement sponsorship, as in 3 and 4 above, applicant will retain position on the list until his/her application is complete.

 

Suspension or Revocation of Membership

Any membership may be suspended or revoked for cause at a regular or special meeting of the Executive Committee by a vote of the Committee.

In all cases, a notice in writing would accompany a copy of the reason(s) for suspension or revocation, and mailed to the member at least 10 days before the meeting. The member may request, in writing, an opportunity to address the reason(s) or may respond in a written statement.

Revocation or suspension does not relieve the member of liability for an indebtedness to the club at the time of the action.

Suspension shall be for a period of time determined by the Committee and subject to any other conditions imposed by the Committee. (5/96)

 

Membership Continuity After Divorce

In the event of a divorce, only one party may retain the membership. The Membership Chair must be informed, in writing, which party is awarded the Membership. The other party may apply for membership. (5/96)

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