Step 1: Learn about KCYC through visitations. Interested Applicants are required to attend at least One General Meeting and One Club Event with their Sponsor or Designated Member prior to review by the Membership Committee. This allows Applicants to meet current members, tour Club facilities, and ask questions about the Club activities and operations.
a. General Meetings are held at the Club on the third Thursday of each month (exception is December when no meeting is held). A Happy Hour begins at 6:00 PM and the Potluck Dinner is served at 7:00 PM. The General Meeting immediately follows dinner.
b. Club Events include Friday Night Socials where members can enjoy the bar, light snacks, or a meal, and activities including monthly Bingo. Saturday events occur on a monthly basis and provide dinner, entertainment, music and occasionally dancing.
c. KCYC Cruises to various Puget Sound ports are planned throughout the year. Both boaters and social members are encouraged to attend the cruises.
Step 2: Complete the application and find a Sponsor. Applicants are required to have a Sponsor or Designated Member. The Sponsor will be your support person as you move through the application process. If you do not know a KCYC member, a member can be assigned to assist you through the application process. You can obtain an application form at the clubhouse or download one from this website.
Step 3: When do I submit my application? You or your sponsor may submit the completed application and Initiation Fee before or after your visitations. If the application is submitted prior to your visitations your Sponsor must inform the Secretary of your completed requirements. While your application is being considered you are encouraged to attend Club activities and events.
Step 4: How is my application reviewed and approved? Applications are reviewed and recorded by the Secretary, and then promptly forwarded to the Membership Committee. The General Membership is notified that you have applied for membership in the next monthly issue of the Club Newsletter, The Bosun’s Pipe. Members have the opportunity to comment on your application. The application is then submitted to the Board of Trustees who will vote on whether to approve membership.
Step 5: Once your membership is approved, you and your partner (when appropriate) are invited to attend the next club General Meeting. At that time your sponsor will introduce you to the membership and you will be inducted into the Kingston Cove Yacht Club. At this meeting you will be supplied with your Membership Card, KCYC Burgee, name tag and Membership Booklet. Your attendance at the Induction Ceremony is required. After being inducted you will receive an invoice for the annual dues amount.