A new membership requires the sponsorship of either 1) two existing members who have known the candidate(s) for at least two years; or 2) the Membership Committee following an interview to ascertain the candidates suitability for the Club. If only one sponsor is available the Membership Committee can also act as a second sponsor.
The Membership Application is available in an envelope on the New Members Bulletin Board in the Clubhouse, on the Monomoy Yacht Club website (click here to view or download), and via email from the Membership Committee. The Membership Committee acts as a resource for both the sponsor and the candidate in completing the Membership Application.
The Membership Application requires the Candidate(s) to provide contact information, career history and current status, members the Candidate(s) know, boating interests and where they think they would like to contribute time and energy once they are members.
Once the application is complete the Candidate(s) will write a letter to the Monomoy Yacht Club requesting membership and explaining why, and how they will contribute to the Club.
The Sponsors will each write a letter of recommendation on behalf of the Candidate(s). The Sponsors will sign the application. The Candidate(s) or the Sponsors will send the completed application, the Candidate(s) letter, and both Sponsors’ letters along with a non refundable check for $50.00 to Membership Committee.
Once the completed application has been accepted by the Membership Committee the Candidate(s) and Sponsors will be notified of the next date for an interview by the Club Officers. At the interview Sponsors will introduce the Candidates. The Membership Committee and Club Officers will describe the Club history and current Club programs. The Candidates will be asked to summarize how they arrived in Chatham and at this Monomoy Yacht Club interview.
At the next Monomoy Yacht Club Board of Governors meeting the Membership Committee will submit the Candidates names for membership and if approved the Commodore will send a letter to the Candidates inviting them to join the Club.
If the Sponsors or Candidates have questions or concerns at any time in the process they should contact the Membership Committee for assistance.
To get more information on the membership process please send a letter to Monomoy Yacht Club; PO Box 175; Chatham, MA, 02633 or leave a message at 508-945-3766.