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Youth Membership Category Expanded

posted Apr 10, 2013, 10:00 AM by Unknown user   [ updated Apr 10, 2013, 10:08 AM by AUGUSTA SAILINGCLUB ]
Changes have been made to the Youth Membership Category to encourage more participation and development of youth and juniors at ASC. Please view the changes below. A one year initial trial period is in place. Please direct comments or questions to the Youth Membership Committee Members: Dan West, Sue Putnam, Jimmy Claffey, Tony Coy, Jim Holder and Elise Annis.

1.8.1.    Youth Membership is reserved for those individuals 8-25 whose parents do not wish to participate separately in Club Activities.  No initiation fee is required and dues will be 50% of base rate. Service hours are required of Youth Membership with no option of paying the assessment fee (current service hour requirement is 16 hours).  Dry storage only is available at the base rate.  Slip, mooring, cabin or camper ownership is not permitted.  Youth Members shall have no voting rights.  Youth Members are limited to one guest at a time (excluding supervising parent or guardian), unless additional crew is needed for Club sponsored regattas. The Youth Membership shall terminate on the member’s 26th birthday. A Youth Member may pay the full initiation fee and be eligible to become an Active Member if they are 18 or older and have been a member for 2 years, if they have not been a member for 2 years they will be eligible to become an Associate or Temporary Members as the Board may approve.

1.8.2.    Youth Membership applicants aged 8-17 (inclusive) must have the Junior Program Director as their Primary Sponsor and shall have parental (or guardian) consent for membership as evidenced by a parent’s (or guardian’s) signature on the membership application form and the Youth Membership Parent’s Consent, Waiver of Liability, Assumption of Risk and Indemnity Agreement (Appendix E).

1.8.3.    Youth Members aged 8-17 (inclusive) are limited to participation in events open to Youth or Juniors. Such events are defined as organized practice, race, regatta or activities that are scheduled through ASC with adult supervision or activities approved by the Junior Program Director. Youth Members aged 8-17 (inclusive) must be accompanied by ASC staff or a responsible adult age 21 or older and authorized by the youth’s parent or guardian at all times when on Club property or when representing ASC.

1.8.4.    Youth Members are required to comply with all laws, rules and regulations of the Club or applicable governing authority. Adult supervision of Youth Members aged 8-17 (inclusive) must be familiar with applicable laws, rules and regulations of the Club or applicable governing authority. Adult supervision shall have a safety and rescue plan appropriate to the conditions.

1.8.5.    Youth Members are eligible to participate as members of ASC and represent ASC at US Sailing and SAYRA events.

See the changes made in appendix E including the waiver of liability and indemnity agreement form.

Apr 10, 2013, 10:09 AM