Membership

The Thunderbird Sailing Club is a nonprofit corportation established in 1969, and is affiliated with both the United States Sailing Association and Central States Sailing Association. Membership is open to anyone of “good moral character” interested in sailing and water safety. Boat ownership is not required.Read the club by-laws by clicking here. Membership types are described below the form.

RENEWING MEMBERS: It is only necessary to fill out your name and any information that has changed. *=Required field.

THUNDERBIRD SAILING CLUB MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION

Thunderbird Sailing Club Membership Form
View or print a paper copy of the TSC membership form with Adobe Acrobat.
You may also view our Articles of IncorporationBylaws and Standing Rules.
http://www.thunderbirdsailingclub.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/MemberApp-1.pdf


Memberships run from November 1 through October 31. Renewals paid after Nov. 30 or shall be treated as a new membership. New individual, family and group members joining after June 30 receive a 50% pro-ration on dues.

  1. Regular Members/Family Members ($99/yr)A regular member has privileges to hold office,
    to vote, and all other rights and privileges of membership including participation in Club
    activities, and the right to wear the Club Patch and fly the Club Burgee. Regular members must
    be twenty-one. Family members shall include all the dependents of the member. Family
    members have the same rights and privileges as a regular member; however, there can only be
    one vote per family or one elected officer per family in office at the same time. Family members
    must be at least twenty-one to hold office.
  2. Sustaining Membership may be granted to any member in good standing by a two-thirds majority vote of the Board in cases where a prolonged absence or other compelling reason make it impossible or impractical for the member of the member’s family to use the club’s facilities. Such status is terminated upon a member’s return to the club.
  3. Honorary memberships may be granted to a member in good standing who has made an exceptional and outstanding contribution to the club, the community and sailing. Such memberships may be granted upon recommendation by the Board and two-thirds majority vote of the membership. Such membership will be for a designated period of time, and no dues will be payable during this time. Such membership shall carry with it all rights and privileges of regular membership.
  4. Associate Membership ($50.00/yr) is open to individuals who are interested in sailing, and who
    crew with boat owners. This membership does not include voting privileges, or the privilege of
    racing as a boat owner or skipper. The Associate Member would receive all publications put out
    by the Thunderbird Sailing Club, such as the Mainsheet, and would be welcome to participate in
    all club racing and social events. Annual dues would be set by a vote of the club.
  5. Student Membership ($25/yr)  is open to full-time students. This membership does not include
    voting privileges, but does include the privilege of racing as a boat owner or skipper. Students
    who regularly crew with Sailing Club members would be encouraged to join. Student members
    would receive all publications put out by the Thunderbird Sailing Club, such as the Mainsheet,
    and would be welcome to participate in all club racing and social events. Annual dues would be
    set by a vote of the club.
  6. Group Membership ($99/yr) This policy is to cover organized GROUPS that wish to acquire
    Thunderbird Sailing Club Group Membership. Examples of organizations are the Navy ROTC
    and OU Sailing Club. The Executive Committee will make final rulings on qualifications for
    each ‘group’ membership. The members of the GROUP will adhere to all Thunderbird Sailing
    Club Bylaws and Standing Rules. Membership fees are the same as one full voting membership
    in effect at that time. There is no pro-rating of dues for GROUPS. Full annual dues are due at the
    time of membership and there shall be no refunds should membership be dropped. There must be
    one person who will represent the GROUP and who will be responsible for casting any votes on
    behalf of the GROUP and for keeping their membership notified of Thunderbird Sailing Club
    activities. Mailings will be sent to the representative. All members of the GROUP are invited to
    attend Thunderbird Sailing Club meetings, regattas, and social events. GROUP members who
    wish to race must pay the same fees for racing as regular members.

By Signing and Paying your dues you agree to the following:
I (we) hereby agree to abide by the Articles of Incorporation, Bylaws and Standing Rules of the Thunderbird Sailing Club, Inc., and to comply with Racing Rules, State and Local Laws concerning floatation of vessels. I (we) agree to hold harmless and not make claims against Thunderbird Sailing Club, its chapters, groups, officers or representatives, for damages or injuries which I (we), my dependents or guests may suffer.