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post #6 of Old 07-24-2013
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Re: Barrington Yacht Club

For those replying -- no doubt the original poster is very familiar with Barrington's procedures. Their newsletter is on-line and accessible to the public and has lots of names of potential contacts, with yacht club e-mails for many:

Barrington Yacht Club is a “Yacht Club” and candidates are to be sought that have strong boating experience or desire and that will utilize all aspects of the Club, both on land and on the water. With this guideline in mind, several members of the committee review each application. During this review, we try to get an overall “feel” for the applicant, and we also ask several questions, such as the following:

Is the application well written and easy to read?

Are the sponsor and seconding letters well written and supportive of the applicant?

Based on the information provided, what type of member will the applicant be?

Are they interested in becoming actively involved in many facets of the club’s activities?

Have they previously been active in other organizations, suggesting that they are likely to be an active member at BYC?

Have they already been involved, to the extent that non-members can, in BYC activities (for example, frequent guest of BYC members for boating or social events, or a frequent crew member on Tuesday nights)?

What type and extent of boating experience does the applicant have?

What past yacht or other private club experience does the applicant have?

Are they a past BYC Member?

Are they a past or current boat owner?

If you have any questions about the membership process, or are a club
member who would like a membership application for a prospective member, please contact Oliver Tutt, Membership Committee Chair...
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