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Les Cheneaux Yacht Club Policies
These guidelines have been established so that members may have maximum enjoyment of the use of club facilities and programs. The comfort and convenience of all members will best be served by strict observance of these policies.
- All children under nine (9) years of age are required to wear life jackets at all times when on LCYC property. Your board of directors decided after long discussion to adopt this policy. Admittedly, the rule is strict and some may question requiring children to wear life jackets in areas other than dock areas. Your Board felt, however, that during many functions, children are running around and that it is just a few seconds from the second floor of the clubhouse to the boat well. We have seen how little time it takes for tragedy to occur.
- Good order, proper attire and decorum must be observed at all times on the club premises.
- The club does not provide insurance for the personal property of members and guests, which may have been left or stored on club property.
- The maximum capacity permitted within the club boathouse at any one time is limited to 150 persons.
- Jumping off the upstairs balcony or roof is not permitted.
- Members should not reprimand a club manager, contractor, or employee but should bring their concerns directly to the appropriate committee chairperson.
- The club is open for members from the weekend prior to July 4th until Labor Day during the hours of 8.30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., unless special arrangements are made through the house committee chairperson, or unless scheduled open for special club events (dinners, social nights, Annual Meeting, etc.). No event may proceed beyond 1 a.m.
- Alcoholic beverages may not be sold on the premises. This includes the sale of cups or similar techniques to hide purchase of any alcoholic beverage.
- For your personal safety, the board has passed a resolution prohibiting the entry or docking of watercraft, including jet skis, with enclosed engine compartments inside the boat well of the clubhouse. This includes inboard/outboards (IOs), as well as inboards.
- Reservations for club events involving food service must be made at least 48 hours prior to the scheduled event. Cancellations of reservations also must be made at least 48 hours prior to the event. Members and their guests may attend the social hour proceeding a dinner function without reservations. If, on the spur of the moment, a member without reservations would like to attend a catered party, it will depend upon the availability of the food supply. Members are obligated and will be billed for dinners for which they have made reservations but failed to cancel in the allotted time [no shows]. This rather stringent policy is necessary if we are to keep our food costs and our dues as low as possible.
- Please observe the No Docking sign on the west side of the floating dock. It is reserved for loading and unloading. The east side of the dock is available for docking. For those events which are especially well attended, you may be required to anchor out and come ashore in one of the taxi boats. There is no overnight docking in the boathouse, unless approved by the board of directors. It is the responsibility of each member to assure that his or her boat is properly and securely tied to the dock.
- To protect the safety of members and their families on boats near the yacht club, it is strongly requested that a no-wake zone is respected from the green buoy off Pleasant Point to “Lahti’s” Point.
- A member sponsoring a prospective new member should obtain the proper application forms from the membership chairperson. The sponsor is responsible for assisting the applicant in obtaining the two required seconding letters and for introducing the applicant to club members.
- It is encouraged that prospective new club members attend as many club-sponsored events as possible with their nominating or supporting club sponsor, prior to submitting their application. The sponsoring club member is strongly encouraged to personally introduce the new applicant to the current board of directors.
- Two (2) years of club membership is required before any member can sponsor a new club applicant.
- Any prospective club member should have an established residence, either seasonal or permanent, in the Les Cheneaux Islands.
- Members are expected to pay dues and assessments promptly. Names of delinquent members will be posted on the bulletin board of the club in accordance with Article III, Section 4 of the Bylaws.
- Regular memberships shall include club privileges for the spouses of members and for the member’s children and grandchildren (and their spouses) who are below the age of thirty (30) years.
- Use of the club facilities and attendance during club-sponsored events is limited to members in good standing and any guests who accompany them.
- It is encouraged that members wishing to utilize the tennis court (tennis or pickleball) sign up in advance on the bulletin board located in the boathouse (boat well area). As an alternative, members can also call the club manager to reserve the tennis court.
- If a member is not sure about a particular rule, he or she should contact one of the board members whose names appear in the front of this publication.
- No dogs are permitted on the LCYC premises during major functions.
- LCYC power craft are for the exclusive use of the club management, and their designees, and are to be used solely for club purposes.
Rev. October 2019