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Membership Categories

The KYC Membership year runs from March 1st to February 28th. 

The categories of membership are outlined below. In general, Full Memberships include all privileges and services. 

Full or "Voting" Memberships

Family
This category is for a couple (Member and Nominee) plus their dependants (adult or child, who may or may not be co-habitating). The category receives two votes at General Meetings, One for the Member and one for their Nominee. In addition, this category has the right to accumulate for every year of continuous membership, 10 membership points to be utilized in the allocation of facilities and services such as wet moorings and boathouses. Additional privileges are the following: credit privileges, racing, wet/dry mooring, haul out, winter storage, social activities, full points, membership in the Canadian Yachting Association and such other privileges as may be developed. Family Members, having demonstrated a level of sailing competency, also have the right to access the Community Club vessels for an annual contribution to the care and maintenance of the fleet, the amount to be determined by the board of directors. A member in this category has the right to nominate candidates for office and the right to stand for office.

 

Single
This membership is for a single member and their dependants. This category receives one vote at General Meetings. In addition, this category has the right to accumulate for every year of continuous membership 10 membership points to be utilized in the allocation of facilities and services such as wet moorings and boathouses. Additional privileges are the following: credit privileges, racing, wet/dry mooring, haul out, winter storage, social activities, full points, membership in the Canadian Yachting Association and such other privileges as may be developed. Single Members, having demonstrated a level of sailing competency, also have the right to access the Community Club vessels for an annual contribution to the care and maintenance of the fleet, the amount to be determined by the board of directors. A member in this category has the right to nominate candidates for office and the right to stand for office.

 

Associate or "Non-Voting" Memberships

Associate
The rights and privileges of an Associate Member are the following: (a) Participation in Club races; (b) Clubhouse privileges; (c) Credit privileges, upon entering into a credit agreement with the Club; (g) The right to nominate a *Nominee Member, upon payment of the Nominee Fee; (i) The right to accumulate for every year of continuous membership in this category, 5 membership points, which upon transfer to a Full Membership, may be utilized in the allocation of facilities and services such as wet moorings and boathouses; and, (j) Membership in the Canadian Yachting Association. In addition, an Associate Member has the right to use one dry mooring, upon payment of an additional Dry Mooring annual fee.

 

Non-Resident
A Non-Resident Member is one who resides more than 80 km from KYC and who makes infrequent use of the Club. Students attending educational institutions in and around Kingston shall not be eligible to be Non-Resident Members. A Non-Resident membership is extended as a courtesy, and shall be subject to periodic review. Privileges are the following: identification of a *Nominee, use of the clubhouse and credit privileges at KYC. This membership is not to be used at clubs which are within 80 km of the member's residence.

 

Junior
A Junior Member is between the ages of twelve and eighteen years inclusive, at March 1st of the current membership year. Privileges are the following: racing, use of club house, membership in the Canadian Yachting Association and access to dry mooring. In addition, members in this category have the right to accumulate for every year of continuous membership 5 membership points which, upon transfer to a Full Membership, may be utilized in the allocation of services and facilities such as wet moorings and boathouses.

 

Temporary
This category is available on a monthly basis to persons whose residency in Kingston is short term. Privileges are the following: racing and use of the clubhouse.

 

*Nominee
This sub-category is a membership that is supplementary to certain categories. Family and Life members shall have the privilege of nominating one person who is actually residing with the nominating member. That person shall become a Nominee Member without further fee. Associate members shall have the privilege of nominating one person who is actually residing with the nominating member. That person shall become a Nominee Member upon payment of the Nominee fee. Privileges are the same as the Associate Member.

The debts incurred at the Club by any *Nominee Member shall be the responsibility of the nominating member and assigned to the nominating member's, membership number.