Bylaws & Regulations


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Club Regulations

  1. Members shall have the privilege of bringing guests into the Clubhouse provided those guests are not suspended or expelled members of the Club.
  2. Guests must be greeted at the Club entrance, by a member each visit.
  3. Members are responsible for the behaviour and conduct of themselves and their guests at all times in the Clubhouse, in the Moorage Basin and on the grounds, and are responsible for any damages incurred.
  4. The Kelowna Yacht Club does not accept any responsibility for loss of or damage to the property of members, their families or guests.
  5. The Kelowna Yacht Club has an obligation to provide a harassment-free, non-discriminatory environment where all members and staff are treated with respect and dignity. Harassment is defined as comments or conduct which are abusive, offensive, demeaning or vexatious that are known or ought reasonably to be known to be unwelcome and thus constitute conduct unbecoming a member. Members are expected to support the Kelowna Yacht Club’s commitment to a harassment-free, non-discriminatory environment.
  6. Members are expected to be considerate of their fellow members and staff. Members shall not reprimand employees of the Kelowna Yacht Club. Conduct unbecoming to a member is not tolerated on Kelowna Yacht Club property, whether conducted physically or by electronic communications.
  7. House accounts not paid within thirty (30) days of the statement date will be charged interest on the balance.  Accounts not paid within sixty (60) days of the statement date will result in loss of credit and issuance of a demand payment letter.  Members who are sixty (60) days in arrears twice in a twelve (12) month period will lose credit privileges.  Resumption of credit privileges will be at the discretion of the board.
  8. Alcoholic beverages are available in accordance with the Liquor Laws of the Province of British Columbia.
  9. Outside food and/or beverages for consumption may not be brought into the Member Lounge or rental spaces unless authorized by the Executive Director.
  10. Club property is not to be removed from the premises except under the authorization of the Executive Director.
  11. Complaints and suggestions are to be made in writing to the Executive Director or the Board of Directors.
  12. Gentlemen must not wear hats into the Member Lounge.  An old naval tradition states that a gentleman entering “the mess” with his hat on automatically buys a drink for all.
  13. Kelowna Yacht Club members have access to the atrium, washrooms and showers twenty-four (24) hours a day, seven days a week.
  14. Each Member is issued one key card which provides access to the Clubhouse and/or basin, depending on the category of membership.  Each key card is for individual use only and is not to be loaned to any other member or non-member.
  15. Executive Director approval is required before posting notices.
  16. Smoking is permitted in designated areas only.
  17. Members should display their Kelowna Yacht Club burgee when visiting other clubs on the water.
  18. Members must conduct themselves in a courteous manner when social media discussions involve the Kelowna Yacht Club, showing respect for our Club, members, guests, employees and community. Content that dishonestly represents itself as the official position of the Kelowna Yacht Club or uses any aspects of the Club’s visual identity or branding without authorization, or content that is considered disrespectful, dishonest, offensive, harassing or damaging to the interests, image and reputation of the Kelowna Yacht Club, its employees or its members may, upon review by the Executive Committee, be considered conduct unbecoming a member.
  19. Any member in violation of these Regulations may be called before the Board of Directors and may be subject to suspension or other disciplinary measures in accordance with the Bylaws and Member Discipline Policy of the Kelowna Yacht Club.
  20. All General Meetings & Board of Director Meetings will be governed by Parliamentary Procedure at a Glance, New Edition by O. Garfield Jones.