HOW TO JOIN THE CLUB
1) Mail in the membership form with the membership fee of $50 for an individual membership or $75 for a family membership; an additional fee of $100 is required if you have not been a member of the club before. To: WRPC, P.O. Box 3925, Wenatchee, WA 98807
2) Attend a 10 minute orientation on almost any Saturday or Sunday morning at the boathouse at 8:45 AM. (Come out and paddle with us at 9 AM!)
WENATCHEE ROW AND PADDLE CLUB
2008 MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION/RENEWAL AND AGREEMENT
Due before January 31, 2008
The Wenatchee Row & Paddle Club is a volunteer, nonprofit, incorporated organization. A person becomes a member of this club by paying the initial membership fee and the annual dues as established by the Board of Directors. Membership is for one year running from the beginning to the end of each calendar year. Membership and participation in the club activities are open to all persons otherwise qualified regardless of race, creed, sex, age, or national origin. (Subject to safety considerations for age and experience.)
The club provides liability insurance with respect to nonmembers, but not insurance for damage to the boats. All members agree that the activities associated with the club are hazardous and may result in injury or death. As a condition of being allowed to join the club, EACH MEMBER, FOR HIM/HER HEIRS AND ASSIGNS, ASSUMES ALL RISK TO PERSON AND PROPERTY AND WAIVES AND RELEASES ANY RIGHT TO BRING A LEGAL CLAIM FOR INJURY OR DAMAGES AND FURTHER AGREES NOT TO BRING ANY SUCH CLAIM AND TO HOLD THE CLUB AND PUD HARMLESS FROM ANY HARM that may result from participation in club activities or use of club property. This assumption, release and waiver applies to the club, its officers, directors, and members, and PUD #1 of Chelan County, regardless of their negligence. If a club boat is damaged, the person responsible shall pay for one-half of either the repair or replacement cost, whichever is less. Novices paddling or taking a lesson under the supervision of a club member are excluded from this policy. If a member fails to pay or otherwise violates club policy, they will receive a warning and will come under discussion by the board for exclusion from the club.
MEMBERSHIP New members shall pay an initial, one-time membership fee of $100. Thereafter, all members shall pay a yearly membership fee of either $50 for an individual membership or $75 for a family membership Any individual or family who joins WRPC on October 1 or later will pay one-half of the yearly membership fee for that year.
BOAT STORAGE $75 per boat per year in addition to the yearly membership fee, subject to availability of space. Each family is entitled to only one rack assignment and may not change the rack assignment without notice to and consent of the club.
MEMBERSHIP PRIVILEGES Club activities, use of club floating dock, use of club boats, and club mailings.
I HAVE READ, UNDERSTAND, AND ACCEPT THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS PRINTED ON THE FRONT AND BACK OF THIS APPLICATION AND AGREEMENT, AND I AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THE DUES AND FEES POLICIES OF THE WENATCHEE ROW AND PADDLE CLUB.
CATEGORY OF MEMBERSHIP: Individual Family TOTAL ENCLOSED:$
TOTAL ENCLOSED INCLUDES PAYMENT FOR BOAT STORAGE FOR SPACE #:
PLEASE ADD MY NAME TO THE WAITING LIST FOR BOAT STORAGE.
Make checks payable to “WRPC” and mail to WRPC, P.O. Box 3925, Wenatchee, WA, 98807
WENATCHEE ROW AND PADDLE CLUB DUES AND FEES POLICY
Revised June 2004
1. DUES Dues for membership in the Club are $50 per year for individual membership and $75 per year for family membership. New members pay a one-time initial fee of $100 in addition to the annual fee. The membership and boat storage year runs from January 1 to December 31. Dues statements go out by December 1 and must be paid by January 31 to maintain continuous membership. New members joining on October 1 or later will pay one-half of the yearly membership fee for that year.
2. STORAGE Upon entering or vacating a boat storage space (slip) in the boathouse, yearly storage fees will be prorated on a monthly basis. Slips must be active on the sign-out sheet a minimum of 24 times per year in order to maintain the $75 storage fee. Usage of less than 24 times per year will result in a $600 annual storage fee the following year; provided that a member provides information to the person appointed by the Board to supervise slip assignments (at this time Tom Feil, 884-3765) sufficient to establish a hardship, because of medical or other reason, he/she will be credited with two usages per month (or the actual number of usages if it is greater than two) during the hardship period for a reasonable period of time. This hardship usage credit will not be retroactive, but will start only at the time the hardship is established with the Slip Supervisor. Slip storage fees shall be paid by the family assigned to the slip and such family shall not charge any other person for the storage fees. The Slip Supervisor shall have the power to make immediate decisions about the manner in which boats are stored to avoid hazardous or troublesome conditions in the boathouse and these decisions shall be accepted as a condition of storage.
3. FAILURE TO PAY DUES/STORAGE In the event a person fails to pay dues for membership, his/her name will be taken off the mailing list and he/she loses all rights of membership. Membership dues must be paid to qualify a person for a position on the waiting list for boat space or to have an actual boat space. Any money paid goes first to membership dues and then to fees for space.
If a person who has a slip in the boat house fails to timely renew their membership and pay their storage fees, he/she shall be given one reminder notice, entitled “Notice of Forfeiture of Space”, mailed to them, certified mail, at the address they have provided on their last membership application form or change of address given by them to the Secretary. The reminder notice will state, among other things, the amount owed plus a $10 late fee and that if the defaulting person does not make full payment of the amount owed and late fee by 15 days from the date of the notice, their space rights will be automatically forfeited. If the default is not cured in full by the time specified in the Notice of Forfeiture of Space the boat of the defaulting person will be removed by the Club from the slip it has occupied and the next person qualified for that space will have the right to occupy the space forfeited.
After a boat has been removed by the Club from its slip because of nonpayment, the Club will store the boat in question and give the owner notice to remove the boat and provide access at a reasonable time to do so. If the owner fails to remove the boat from the boat house within thirty days of the date of the notice to remove the boat, (and it shall be the burden of the defaulting person to make reasonable arrangements with the Slip Supervisor to remove the boat) the Club shall have a storage lien against the boat for twice the normal amount of space rent, i.e. $6.25 per month calculated from the 1st of the year in which there was failure of payment plus any costs of sale. The boat may then be sold and this lien may be foreclosed according to the procedure set out in Chapter 60.10 RCW Personal Property Liens–Summary Foreclosure.
4. WHERE BOATS MAY BE USED Club boats shall not be transported away from the immediate vicinity of the boathouse, i.e. they shall not be carried by vehicle to some other location, without the prior approval of the Board. Club boats may be paddled/rowed to any place attainable from the boathouse but may only be used in other waters with prior approval of the Board for use in club sponsored regattas, for example.