MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION SOLOMONS ISLAND YACHT CLUB (SIYC)
Applicants for SIYC Regular membership must complete an application and be sponsored by two Regular or Life Club members. Candidates for membership must have attained the age of 21 years by the date of the First Membership Reading. Applications apply to a legally married couple or to individuals. Upon receipt of the completed application, the applicants’ names are placed on the Club’s waiting list. As vacancies occur in the Regular Membership (limited to 200), the applicant at the top of the list is presented to the Board for a First Reading. Election to membership occurs at an Executive Session of the next regularly scheduled Board meeting and shall be by secret ballot.
The Application Form may be printed from the button here Application_Form, or picked up from the Club during normal operating hours 4:30-7:30 pm Mon-Thurs, 4:30-10:00 pm Fri, 1:00-10:00 pm Sat, or 1:00-8:00 pm Sun. A non-refundable application fee equal to the current annual dues ($865 in 2018) must accompany the application. This amount will be credited to the initiation fee ($1730 in 2018) upon acceptance as a Regular member. We invite prospective members to visit the Club to pick up or drop off applications, and to see the facility. The application and deposit may also be mailed to Treasurer, SIYC, PO Box 206, Solomons, MD 20688.
After the Membership Chairperson (MC) confirms a membership opening, the MC will advise the leading applicant and his/her/their sponsors of the dates scheduled for the First Reading and Board vote for the Second Reading. The applicant will also be advised of the balance of the initiation fee and prorated annual dues upon being voted into membership.
While it currently can take 4-5 years on the Waiting List, the following opportunities are available while on the list:
- Members are encouraged to invite Waiting List Applicants to Club events with the exception of the Annual Membership Meeting and the Board of Governors Meetings. Waiting List Applicants are welcome to attend Club dinners and events if reservations are made for them by a host member.Member invitations are to be for a specific occasion or day, and invitees must be accompanied by a host member while on the premises.
- Waiting List Applicants (other than the Top Ten) and guests are required to sign a log when visiting the Club, except when attending certain specified events in subparagraph 3.Top 10 applicants may visit the Club at any time except the meetings in subparagraph 1.
- Waiting List Applicants are traditionally invited to Opening Weekend events and the Commodores’ Ball. The Rear Commodore and Board of Governors are authorized to hold Clubhouse events each month that are open to Waiting List Applicants without requiring a “member host.”
- Top 20 applicants may rent slips at our piers on a space available basis.