Revised September 2016
Article I. Name
This membership corporation shall be known as the Lake Shore Yacht & Country Club, Inc.
Article II. Object
The object of this corporation is to promote sociability and good fellowship among its members; to provide recreation for its members; to hold land and to establish and to maintain and operate a clubhouse and other buildings, a golf course, harbor, pool, equipment and facilities incidental thereto; to engage in any and all activities.
Article III. Seal, Color and Insignia
- Section 1: The corporate seal of this corporation shall be an impression with or without a paper seal as follows; seal in the form of a circle and shall bear the name of the corporation and year of its incorporation.
- Section 2: The colors of the club shall be red, blue and white. The insignia of the club shall be that now used by the club and imprinted on the title page of this booklet, consisting of a golfer at the completion of a swing, the club Burgee on a staff and a sailboat in the background, all within a circle of the club’s name.
Article IV. Membership
- Section 1: The Corporation shall be composed of regular members consisting of full golf, and those former full golf members who are now senior golf members. Hereafter, in these by- laws, the term regular member shall mean only that member, who has the right to hold office, vote at any meeting and has title or interest in the assets of the corporation. Other membership classifications may be established at the discretion of the Board of Directors. Annual dues, fees, etc. shall be fixed by the Board of Directors who shall also determine the number of members in each classification.
- Section 2: Membership classifications shall be as follows:
A. Full Golf Member – Members in this classification shall be entitled to all rights and privileges of the property, including the golf course.
B. Senior Golf Member – Any member who has been a full golf member for 25 years and who has reached age 70. This classification shall apply starting with the next full fiscal year after attainment of age.
C. Honorary Golf Member – The corporation, by vote of 3/4 of the members present at any meeting thereof, may confer honorary membership upon any person recommended by the Board of Directors who shall have achieved distinction through services of signal merit to the public or to the corporation, or shall have become eminent in his or her chosen business, calling or profession. Honorary members shall be exempt from payment of any entrance fees, dues and assessments. An honorary member shall not have the rights and privileges of a regular member except as granted by the Board of Directors at its discretion. (Membership in general, not Board of Directors alone, should have say on honorary memberships).
D. Surviving Spouse Member – In the event of the death of any golf member, the surviving spouse can, continue the membership for the year without paying any dues or fees, provided all indebtedness of the deceased spouse has been paid for the year in which, he/she dies and thereafter at an annual rate, as determined by the Board of Directors. The Surviving spouse shall not vote, hold office, or have any title or interest in the assets of the corporation.
E. Clergy Member – Any member of the clergy of any faith. Clergy members shall have the rights and privileges of the club, including the golf course. They shall not vote, hold office or have any title or interest in the assets of the corporation.
F. Young Professional -To be eligible for Young Professional membership, the applicant shall not have attained the age of 40 years. Young Professional members shall have the rights and privileges of the club including the golf course. They shall not vote, hold office or have any title or interest in the assets of the corporation. In the first full year following attainment of age 40, the Young Professional member shall be eligible for election to full golf membership by the Board of Directors.
G. Pool & Social Member – Pool & Social members shall have use of the clubhouse, grounds and the pool excepting the harbor and golf course. They shall not vote, hold office or have any title or interest in the assets of the corporation.
H. Business & Professional Women – Shall apply to women who derive their full support from their own business and professional skill (self-employed-or otherwise). They shall be entitled to the same rights and privileges of the property, including the golf course, as extended to a spouse of a member. They are not entitled to extend any services to members of their immediate family. They shall not vote, hold office or have any title or interest in the assets of the corporation.
I. Harbor Member – They shall have use of the clubhouse, pool and grounds, but excluding the golf course. They shall not vote, hold office or have any title or interest in the assets of the corporation.
J. Non-resident Honorary Social Member – After a minimum of ten years of full golf membership, if a member moves his/her residence 150 or more miles from Lake Shore Yacht & Country Club, he/she shall automatically become a non-resident honorary social member but shall not be subject to dues, minimums or assessments. He/she shall have the same rights and privileges as a social member, and in addition, upon payment of green fees, he/she shall be entitled to golf course privileges each year for a period of consecutive days, the number of which shall not exceed 14 consecutive days.
K. Dining Club Member – They shall have use of the clubhouse and grounds, excepting the pool, harbor and golf course. They shall not vote, hold office or have any title or interest in the assets of the corporation.
- Section 3: The Board of Directors may eliminate or add membership categories at their discretion.
- Section 4: Applications -Elections
A. All applications for membership must be in writing, subscribed by and with the full name, occupation, address of the applicant, and include an agreement to comply with the constitution and By-Laws; credit references and such sums to apply on initiation fee and the payment of dues as may be determined by the Board of Directors. One member must sign the application, as proposed and another member must endorse the same in writing.
B. All applications must be sent to the Secretary, who shall, within a reasonable time, refer the same to the Membership Committee, which shall, at the next meeting of the Board of Directors, make its report as to qualifications and recommendations. The applications shall then be voted upon by ballot at a meeting of the Board of Directors and for election must receive a favorable vote of the Directors present at such meeting. Two dissenting votes shall prevent election to membership.
C. Applications for membership shall be acted upon in the order in which they are received by the Membership Committee. Junior Members shall have precedence over all other applicants. Pool & Social and Harbor members who apply for full golf membership have precedence, following Junior Members over all other applicants.
- Section 5: Notice of election. Upon the election of a candidate for membership, a notice to that effect shall be mailed by the Secretary to the candidate at the address stated in the application.
- Section 6: Privileges. Members shall have the option, at the discretion of the Board of Directors, of extending the rights and privileges of their membership classification (excluding only voting rights and any title or interests in the corporation) to their spouse and dependent children under the age of 22. The Board of Directors shall be sole authority in determining who qualifies as a dependent.
- Section 7: Resignation.
A. Any member may resign from the club after fulfilling all his/her obligations to it by giving written notice of such intention to the Secretary which notice shall be presented to the Board of Directors by the Secretary at the first meeting after it is received. The Board of Directors, however, in its discretion, may waive the payment of dues for part of any year where such resignation is caused by transfer out of the county, or is due to circumstances which the Board of Directors feels justifies such waiver.
B. A member so resigning forfeits all claim to any of the assets of the corporation.
- Section 8: Expulsion – Fines – Suspensions.
A. For an infraction of the charter, by-laws or rules and regulations of the Club, or for conduct which in the Board’s opinion, shall be improper or detrimental or tending to endanger the good order, welfare, interest, or character of the Club, whether by a member or a person enjoying privileges by relationship to a member, the Board may fine, censure, or suspend, or, by the affirmative vote of two-thirds of the authorized number of directors, may expel, a member so offending or whose family member so offended. A member shall not be suspended for longer than ten days, nor expelled, unless such member shall have been, afforded an opportunity for a hearing before the Board or a committee of at least five directors. A member requesting a hearing shall be finished a written copy of the charges and notice of the hearing at least ten days before the date fixed for the hearing.
B. In case any member upon whom a fine has been imposed shall neglect or refuse to pay such fine within ten days after notice from the Secretary or Treasurer, he/she shall be debarred from all privileges of the club until such fine is paid; or he/she may be expelled from the club at the discretion of the Board of Directors.
C. No person under sentence of suspension or expulsion from the club or otherwise undesirable shall under any circumstances be admitted to the club house or upon club property, and any member introducing such person or bringing him to the or upon club property shall be fined or otherwise disciplined by the Board of Directors.
D. A member expelled for a cause shall forfeit any and all right, title and interest in and to the assets of the corporation.
- Section 9: Re-admission. The Board of Directors shall in its discretion have the power to re-admit a former member of the club to membership therein. The Board of Directors shall also have the power to prescribe the terms and conditions which in its discretion it deems appropriate on which a former member of the club may be re-admitted to membership. Applications for re-admissions to membership shall be processed in the manner provided in Section 4 of this Article IV.
Article V. Meetings of Members
- Section 1: Annual meetings. The annual meeting of the corporation shall be held within 28 days from the end of the current fiscal year at a place to be designated by resolution of the Board of Directors and adopted at a meeting thereof, at least 14 days before such annual meeting, for the purpose of electing three Directors for three years, in place of those whose terms will then expire, and for the transaction of such other business as may be provided for in such resolution and which may properly come before such meeting. Notice of such meeting shall be communicated to each member in good standing by the Secretary, at least ten days prior thereto. A ballot box for the reception of votes shall be placed at the place of holding the annual meeting which shall be open for voting from 10 o’clock a.m. until one-half-hour after the convening of the annual meeting. Voting shall be by printed or written ballot, to which the member voting must sign his name. Regular members in good standing may vote for the election of three directors and/or any question which may come before the meeting, but no other class of members shall vote at meetings. The names of three persons chosen as nominees for directors by the nominating committee shall be printed on the official ballot and a blank space shall be provided thereon for the writing in of the name of others for who a member may desire-to vote. The three persons receiving the greatest number of votes shall be declared elected for the ensuing three years. All directors whose term of office would expire shall hold over until the election of their successors. A director shall be limited to no more than 2 consecutive 3 year terms. A member may be re-elected or appointed after a 3 year absence.
(a) Notwithstanding the foregoing, during the time that the Santaro agreement with PathFinder Bank is in effect regarding the refinancing agreement for the Club and pursuant to the Memorandum of Understanding dated July 30, 2012 between the Club and Santaro, the Board of Directors shall consist of a total of nine (9) directors: eight (8) directors and Santaro or his nominee. Four (4) directors shall be officers of the Club, duly elected by the members of the Club, and the other four (4), at least three (3) of whom shall be members of the Club, shall be appointed by Santaro.
- Section 2: Special Meetings. Special meetings of the members of the corporation may be held on call by the President, pursuant to resolution of the Board of Directors or upon the written request of ten members in good standing, showing good cause therefore. At least ten days written notice stating the object of such meeting shall be mailed to each member in good standing by the Secretary, and such notice shall be posted on the Bulletin Board at the clubhouse for a like period. No business shall be transacted at such meeting except that of which notice was given.
- Section 3: Quorum. At all meetings of regular members, the presence in person of forty (40) of its members entitled to vote shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business.
- Section 4: Voting. Voting shall be allowed in person by written ballot or by written or electronic proxy at annual meetings or special meetings when action items are on the agenda.
Article VI. Directors
- Section 1: Immediately after or within one week after the annual meeting the newly constituted Board of Directors shall meet for organization purposes, shall select the officers for the ensuing year from among its members as herein before provided, by a majority vote of the Board and for the transaction of such business as may come before the meeting.
- Section 2A: The Board of Directors shall appoint and at pleasure remove a General Manager. The General Manager shall supervise the activities in the clubhouse, and the use of the various rights and privileges in the club house and all property, except the golf course; the General Manager shall have the appointment of all employees, except golf course employees and have control over them with the right to discharge employees, except golf course employees if desirable. The General Manager shall be responsible to the Board of Directors through the President and Chairman of the House Committee and have such other authority as shall be conferred upon him/her by the Board of Directors. The Board of Directors shall fix the salary of the General Manager and other employees.
- Section 2B: The Board of Directors shall appoint and, at its discretion, remove the Golf Course Superintendent. The Golf Course Superintendent shall supervise the maintenance of the entire golf course, including the equipment, the golf course, the buildings, cart paths and access roads. He shall have the responsibility for the appointment of all golf course employees, with the right to discharge employees. He shall be responsible to the Board of Directors through the President and Chairman of the Golf Course Committee and have such authority as shall be conferred upon him by the Board of Directors. The Board shall fix the salary of the Golf Course Superintendent and other employees.
- Section 2C. The Board of Directors shall appoint and at its discretion, remove the Golf Professional. The Golf Professional shall supervise and manage the Pro Shop, bag room, disposition of carts and shall direct and oversee all golf tournaments. He shall have the responsibility for the appointment of all Pro Shop employees with the right to discharge said employees. He shall be responsible to the Board of Directors through the President and that Director to whom the responsibility of the Golf Professional is specifically delegated and shall have such authority as shall be conferred upon him by the Board of Directors. The Board shall fix the salary of the Golf Professional and other employees associated therewith.
- Section 2D: The Board shall have the right to change responsibilities and reporting structures of any employee at its discretion.
- Section 3: The Board of Directors shall meet at least twice in every month at such places as maybe designated by resolution of the Board and whenever called together by the President upon due notice given to each Director. On the written request of any three Directors, the Secretary shall call a special meeting of the Board.
- Section 4: Five Directors shall constitute a quorum.
- Section 5: The Board of Directors shall have full power and control over all business and affairs of the corporation and make such rules and regulations in reference thereto as in its judgment may be necessary and which are not inconsistent with the provisions of these by-laws. It shall also have the power to make such rules and regulations governing the use of the clubhouse and its grounds by members and their guests as it may deem advisable. The Board of Directors, upon a 2/3 vote of all the members of the Board of Directors shall have full power and authority to levy upon the members of the club in addition to dues imposed by these by-laws such assessments as in its discretion may be necessary for the welfare and best interests of the corporation. No assessment shall be made in excess of $200.00 plus tax, and there shall not be more than two (2) assessments in one year. The Board of Directors shall have full power and authority to spend such sums as may be necessary for the well-being of the club, except that one item of Capital Expenditures in excess of $25,000.00 in any one year must first be approved by a majority of the members at a regular meeting or a special meeting called for that purpose.
(a) Notwithstanding the foregoing, during the time that the Santaro agreement with PathFinder Bank is in effect regarding the refinancing agreement for the Club and pursuant to the Memorandum of Understanding dated July 30, 2012 between the Club and Santaro, Santaro, or his nominee, shall be entitled to vote on (1) the Club’s annual budget, and (2) other financial matters which come before the Board which involve an expenditure in excess of $10,000.00 and which are not included in the Club’s annual budget. In the event of Board votes on any other matters which result in a deadlocked vote among the eight (8) other Directors, then Santaro, or his nominee, shall be entitled to cast the deciding vote; otherwise Santaro shall not be entitled to vote on such any other matters which come before the Board.
(b) Notwithstanding the foregoing, during the time that the Santaro agreement with PathFinder Bank is in effect regarding the refinancing agreement for the Club and pursuant to the Memorandum of Understanding dated July 30, 2012 between the Club and Santaro, Santaro shall have the final approval of the dues structure of the Club.
- Section 6: Any regular member shall be eligible to election as a Director.
- Section 7: The Board of Directors shall elect to membership in the corporation such candidates as they consider desirable. Such elections must be by ballot at a regular or special meeting of the Board of Directors and two negative votes shall reject. No rejected candidate shall be eligible to apply for membership within 12 months after rejection.
- Section 8: They may, at a regular meeting, readmit to membership without the payment of a second entrance fee any former member whose resignation has been accepted. Such readmission must be by ballot, and two negative votes shall reject. No rejected candidate shall be again proposed for reinstatement within 12 months after rejection.
- Section 9: They may drop from the roll any delinquent member, and also may, reinstate such member as herein provided.
- Section 10: They may approve or reject the nominees made by the President to all standing committees and, when so approved, the said nominees shall act as members of the respective committees, but the Board shall have full authority over them and shall appoint such other committees as shall seem to them necessary.
- Section 11: The Board of Directors shall appoint a Nominating committee of three members, at least thirty days prior to the annual meeting, whose duty it shall be to nominate 3 members, whose names shall be presented at the annual meeting for election, as provided in the aforesaid Article V.
- Section 12: The various committees and officers of the corporation shall annually, and after the annual meeting, submit to the Board of Directors their proposed operational budget for the ensuing year, for the action of the Board and the Finance Committee, shall constitute the official budget for that year and same shall not be exceeded by any committee or officer, without the special consent and approval in advance of the Board of Directors.
- Section 13: Any member of the Board of Directors who shall absent himself from three consecutive meetings of the Board, unless he shall have previously obtained permission to do so or shall present at the next meeting a satisfactory excuse for his absence, shall be deemed to have resigned as a member of the Board and shall cease to be a member thereof.
- Section 14: The Board of Directors shall supply a bulletin board which shall be placed in a conspicuous position at the clubhouse, upon which shall be posted, notices ordered by the Board of Directors, and all new rules and regulations adopted by the Board of Directors for at least thirty days and also the names of delinquents who are indebted to the corporation as herein provided.
- Section 15: The Board of Directors shall have the power by a majority vote thereof to fill any vacancy occurring therein. Such new Director so appointed shall hold office until the next election of Board Members.
- Section 16: LAKE SHORE YACHT & COUNTRY CLUB, INC. shall indemnify and save harmless, its Board of Directors in the amount of any judgment obtained against such Board or any member of the Board individually or collectively, in any state or federal court in the amount of any settlement claim, provided that the act or omission upon which such judgment or settlement arose occurred while the Board member or members were acting within the scope of their duty. The indemnification shall also include the cost of any legal fees incurred in defending any Director or Directors in any action or claim brought against them.
The provisions of this amendment shall not be construed to impair, alter, limit or modify the rights or obligations of any insurer under any policy of insurance.
Article VII. Officers
- Section 1: The officers of this corporation shall be chosen from among the Directors by the Directors by a majority vote thereof. The officers shall be a President, Vice President, a Secretary and Treasurer; the President, with the approval of the Board of Directors, shall appoint a Commodore, a Vice Commodore, a Rear Commodore; and in their discretion an Assistant Secretary and an Assistant Treasurer, if necessary. The General Manager, Assistant Secretary and an Assistant Treasurer need not be members of the Corporation.
- Section 2: It shall be the duty of the President to nominate the members of all committees who shall be appointed upon the advice, consent and approval of the Board of Directors and when so approved shall constitute the various committees; the Board, however, shall have the right to reject any nominees. The President shall enforce, with the General Manager, the laws and regulations of the club and preside at all meetings of the club and Board of Directors. The President shall be ex-officio member of all committees and shall perform such other duties, as may be incidental to his office.
- Section 3: It shall be the duty of the Vice – President to assist the President in the discharge of his duties and officiate in his absence. It shall be the duty of the Vice-Commodore to assist the Commodore in the discharge of his duties and to officiate in his absence. It shall be the duty of the Rear Commodore to assist the Commodore and Vice-Commodore in the discharge of their duties and to officiate in their absence.
- Section 4: It shall be the duty of the Secretary:
(1) To keep the minutes of the meetings of the corporation and of the Board of Directors in books provided for that purpose, and to have the custody of all reports and documents connected with the proceedings of the corporation and of the Corporate Seal.
(2) To keep a correct roll of the members together with the dates of their election.
(3) To receive applications for members, to transmit the same to the Membership Committee and to notify each member elected of his election; to notify members of dates for payments of dues, fines, penalties, accounts and assessments and the amounts thereof, and to forward any other notices with regard thereto as directed by the Board of Directors.
(4) To keep a correct list of the yachts enrolled in the corporation.
(5) To conduct the correspondence of the corporation; to give notice of all meetings thereof and to perform such other services as may be required by the Board of Directors.
- Section 5: It shall be the duty of the Treasurer:
(1) To have charge of the funds of the corporation and to keep a correct account of all moneys received and paid out in books provided for that purpose and under the direction of the Board of Directors and Finance Committee to disburse the funds by check signed by the President or Treasurer or in their absence any other authorized signatory.
(2) To deposit the funds in the name of the corporation in a depository or depositories approved by the Board of Directors.
(3) To present at each stated meeting and whenever so requested by the Board of Directors, a detailed account showing the financial condition of the corporation, and file the same with the Secretary; to provide the Secretary with a statement of all dues, fines, penalties, assessments payable and accounts receivable on the due dates thereof, and to perform such other duties as may be required by the Board of Directors.
Article VIII. Standing Committees
- Section 1: The Standing Committees shall be a Finance Committee; a Membership and Qualification Committee; a Golf Course Committee; a Rules Committee; a Harbor Committee; a House Committee; a Legal Committee; an Entertainment Committee; and an Insurance Committee.
- Section 2: The Finance Committee shall be appointed by the President upon and with the advice, consent and approval of the Board of Directors, who shall have supervision of the funds of this corporation. They shall hold a meeting as soon as convenient after the preparation of the proposed budget and with the Board of Directors of this corporation shall finally determine the budget for the ensuing year. Upon the approval of the budget by the Finance Committee and the Board of Directors, the various appropriations therein made shall be thereupon available for the purposes therein specified. No additional expenditures shall be made by any officer or committee without first having secured the approval of the Board of Directors. The Finance Committee shall audit the expenditures of which they approve. At the aforesaid meeting to determine the budget for the ensuing year, the Treasurer shall submit an abstract of his accounts for the past year, showing the receipts of the corporation, the funds in the Treasury, an estimate of the income expected to be received for the ensuing year from entrance fees, dues, assessments and other sources, fixed charges to be met and other fixed expenditures. Appropriations shall not exceed the amount of estimated income.
- Section 3: The Membership and Qualification Committee shall be a secret committee consisting of three members known only to the President and Secretary. They shall investigate and pass upon the qualifications of all candidates for membership and report their conclusions to the Board of Directors.
- Section 4: The House Committee shall consist of three members. They shall have the general management and control of the house and grounds, pertaining thereto, subject, however, to the control of the Board of Directors.
- Section 5: The Golf Course Committee shall consist of three members. They shall have supervising, control over the golf course and its uses, subject to the control of the Board of Directors.
- Section 6: The Harbor Committee shall consist of three members. They shall have general management and control of the harbor and docks and shall establish the necessary rules for the use of the harbor slips, moorings, and docks, subject, however, to the control of the Board of Directors. They shall also allocate and locate the slips, the moorings for all boats in the club and visitor’s boats, subject to like control.
- Section 7: The Entertainment Committee shall consist of three members. They shall provide and take care of all entertainment given by the corporation.
- Section 8: The Legal Committee shall consist of two members, who shall interpret all questions of law, pass upon all proposed contracts as to form, unless the Board shall have retained counsel for such purposes, and shall have charge of all other legal matters submitted to it by the Board of Directors.
- Section 9: The Insurance Committee shall consist of three members, who shall make a survey of the Corporation’s risks, which should be covered by insurance, and shall present its recommendation to the Board of Directors; they shall also see that proper policies are issued which provide the necessary insurance protection as ordered by the Board of Directors.
- Section 10: The Rules and By- Laws Committee shall consist of three members. They shall propose rules for the conduct and use of the clubhouse, grounds, pool, harbor and golf course and same shall become effective upon the approval of the Board of Directors. They shall propose amendments to the By-laws for approval at the Annual or a Special Meeting according to Article XIII, Section 1.
Article IX. Fees, dues and penalties
- Section 1: Initiation Fees for Regular Members. The Board of Directors shall have the power to fix all fees, dues and penalties and provide such terms for the payment thereof as it may deem advisable and for the best interest of the club.
- Section 2: Members shall be required to have a valid credit card on file at the Club at all times. All outstanding charges owed to the Club shall be due and payable by the 15th of each month in which the bill is received. In the event payment has not been received by the 15th of such month, such outstanding charges shall automatically be charged to the member’s credit card. Should such charges not clear their credit card, the member shall immediately be posted and denied all club privileges until such dues or charges are paid.
- Section 3: All members of the corporation shall be directly responsible to it for all damage done to its property by the member or his invited guests and for the proper conduct of his guests, and the member shall pay in full for any such damage when assessed, the amount thereof to be determined by the Board of Directors. A bill for same shall be sent to the members incurring such liability, and same shall be treated in all respects as any other indebtedness, as provided in Section 2 of Article IX, with the same penalties for nonpayment.
Article X. Special privileges
- Section 1: The Board of Directors may extend any of the privileges of the club upon such terms and conditions and for such defined periods as they may deem advisable, to any persons whose position, attainment and character, or whose intended use of such privileges will, in their opinion, justify such action.
Article XI. Appropriations
- Section 1: No Committee, officer or other person shall obligate the corporation for an amount in excess of appropriations made for their or his/her use, except upon first securing the written approval of the Board of Directors.
Article XII. Dissolution
- Section 1: In the event of dissolution of the corporation or the distribution of its assets, all persons who are then regular members of the corporation shall be entitled to a proportionate share of tenet assets to be distributed.
Article XIII. Amendments
- Section 1: The constitution and by-laws upon 10 days’ notice may be amended or repealed at a special or annual meeting of the members by a 2/3 vote of all members present at such meeting. Such alterations, amendments, or repeals, when so made shall be mailed to the members.
Article XIV. Notices
- Section 1: Every member shall furnish to the Secretary an address to which all notices and documents shall be sent, and any change in same shall be promptly sent to the Secretary.
- Section 2: All notices and documents required by the constitution, by-laws or rules to be sent to any member shall be sent by electronic mail at the address provided by such Member to the Club. Such notice shall be deemed to have been sent or served when sent via electronic mail by the Club. Any members who do not provide the Club with their e-mail address shall receive notice by the posting of such notice on the bulletin board at the Club and the same shall be deemed to have been duly sent or served when mailed or otherwise forwarded to the address furnished, and in default of a member having furnished an address, when so mailed addressed to him at the club.
Article XV. Club Burgee
- Section 1: The Burgee of the club shall be a pointed flag consisting of a blue field with a red diamond placed horizontally in the center thereof.
- Section 2: Yachts enrolled in the club shall have the right to fly the Burgee except when under charter to a non-member.
A yacht not enrolled in the club, but under charter to a member for no less than two months, may, upon application to the Commodore, be granted the authority to fly the Burgee and to enter all races and squadron runs.
Yachts or vessels not enrolled, but chartered or used by an officer or committee on official business, may fly the Burgee during such use. The Burgee shall be displayed at the clubhouse and such other places as may be directed by the Commodore.
Article XVI. Flags and Signals
- Section 1: The Commodore shall display a rectangular flag with a foul anchor encircled by thirteen five-pointed stars, in white, on a blue field; the Vice-Commodore, a rectangular flag with a similar device on a red field; the Rear Commodore a rectangular flag with a similar device in red on a white field.
- Section 2: The owner of every yacht entitled to fly the club Burgee shall have a private signal.
Article XVII. Enrollment
- Section 1: It shall be the duty of each member buying, selling or chartering a yacht to immediately file with the Secretary a statement giving the name of the yacht, the length over all, and length on water line, beam and draft, together with registration number, if any. Such statements shall also contain a brief description of the type of the yacht and its power or sailing rig.
Article XVII. Club Books
- Section 1: There shall be printed, under the direction of the Secretary, as soon as the fund warrant it, a copy of the by-laws and such rules and regulations as shall be considered permanent and such further data as shall be ordered printed by the Board of Directors, and distribution of a copy of the same made to each of the members. The Secretary shall prepare and post a list of the members in the clubhouse and such other places as may be directed by the President.