Welcome to Detroit Beach Boat Club
Summer Bar Hours
Sun. 10am - 9pm
Mon. 4:00- 10pm
Tues. 4:00 - 10pm
Wed. 4:00 - 10pm
Thurs. 4:00 - 10pm
Friday 4:00 - 12am
Sat. 10am - 12am
Remember, these are
50cents off drinks, from 4-8
Beer n Burger Special
DETROIT BEACH BOAT CLUB MEMBERSHIP INFO PAGE
(The information on this page is believed to be current, please talk to our Membership Chairman to verify this info )
SOCIAL VERSUS FULL MEMBERSHIP
WHICH ONE’S RIGHT FOR YOU?
JOIN AS A FULL MEMBER IF YOU:
n WISH TO DOCK YOUR BOAT AT DBBC
n WISH TO ENJOY ACCESS TO OUR AFFILIATED CLUBS UP AND DOWN THE GREAT LAKES SHORELINE AS WELL AS ACROSS AMERICA
JOIN AS A SOCIAL MEMBER IF:
n YOU AREN’T SURE IF CLUB MEMBERSHIP MAKES SENSE FOR YOU AND WANT A CHANCE TO “TEST DRIVE” IT BEFORE SIGNING UP FOR FULL MEMBERSHIP
n HAVE NO DESIRE TO HOLD A DOCK
n WISH TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF FULL ACCESS TO THE CLUBHOUSE, BAR AND THE CLUB GROUNDS
n LIVE CLOSE TO DBBC AND WOULD LIKE A GREAT CLUB TO JOIN FOR THE SOCIAL ASPECTS.
STANDARD COSTS AND OBLIGATIONS
CLUB INITIATION FEE: $120.00
ANNUAL DUES: $310.00/yr (of which, $210 is due in Jan, $100 in July)
FINANCIAL OBLIGATIONS: $250.00/yr
WORK HOURS REQUIRED 20/yr
DOCKAGE FEE SCHEDULE:
n Note that the seasonal dockage fee includes water and electrical service at no additional charge.
n All dock fees are assessed by REGISTERED LENGTH of the craft.
n A valid registration (showing the boat is owned by the member requesting dockage) and proof of insurance must be presented to the Dock Master before a dock will be assigned.
DOCKHOLDER INITIATION FEE: $500.00
0’ – 23’ 11” $400.00
24’ – 29’ 11” $500.00
30’ – 40’
BENEFITS AND PRIVILEGES
n DBBC full members are welcome to apply for dockage at DBBC
n DBBC full members have reciprocal privileges at other AYC clubs (30+ clubs in the Michigan/Ohio area) as well as various levels of reciprocal privileges at ILYA clubs throughout the great lakes and YCA (Yacht Clubs of America) privileges throughout the USA!
n DBBC full members have the right to reserve and use DBBC’s excellent event hall/kitchen/banquet facilities for a very modest usage fee.
n DBBC full members have access to the fuel docks at the club. Our gasoline is priced at $.10/gallon over what we pay for it--which typically provides a significant discount to our members versus any commercial fuel docks in the area.
n DBBC full members have access to our self-serve FREE pump-out facility at the fuel docks.
n DBBC full members have access to the beautiful club grounds/facilities, which include grassy picnic areas, outdoor grilling facilities, a huge attached pavilion, and our upstairs bar/grille which serves a wide variety of adult beverages as well as provides a good mix of standard pub fare food choices. Our hamburgers/cheeseburgers are about the best to be had on the lake!
n DBBC full members have access to a wide variety of activities at the club throughout the year. From Our annual Luau party in June to our end-of-the-season two-day blow-out Steak Roast party and a full year of options to go with them, if you are bored at DBBC, it’s because you want to be!!!
STANDARD COSTS AND OBLIGATIONS
INITIATION FEE: NONE
ANNUAL DUES: $75.00/yr
FINANCIAL OBLIGATIONS: $250.00/yr
WORK HOURS REQUIRED: 5/yr
BENEFITS AND PRIVILEGES
n DBBC social members have the right to reserve and use DBBC’s excellent event hall/kitchen/banquet facilities for a very modest usage fee.
n DBBC social members have access to the fuel docks at the club. Our gasoline is priced at $.10/gallon over what we pay for it--which typically provides a significant discount to our members versus any commercial fuel docks in the area.
n DBBC social members have access to our self-serve FREE pump-out facility at the fuel docks.
n DBBC welcomes our social members to come in by boat, tie up at the guest docks to enjoy a great lunch/dinner or evening—however, if seasonal dockage is desired, full membership is required.
n DBBC social members have access to the beautiful club grounds/facilities, which include grassy picnic areas, outdoor grilling facilities, a huge attached pavilion, and our upstairs bar/grille which serves a wide variety of adult beverages as well as provides a good mix of standard pub fare food choices. Our hamburgers/cheeseburgers are about the best to be had on the lake!
n DBBC social members have access to a wide variety of activities at the club throughout the year. From Our annual Luau party in June to our end-of-the-season two-day blow-out Steak Roast party and a full year of options to go with them, if you are bored at DBBC, it’s because you want to be!!!
DETROIT BEACH BOAT CLUB
Q: What exactly is a “financial obligation”?
A: Each member is expected to support his/her club by spending a minimum of $160.00 per year (that averages out to less than $14/month!) at our club on things like food/drinks, etc. This helps our club stay financially viable while keeping the dues down for all of us. Members provide proof of this by submitting receipts at any time through the year, but they have to be in by end of the year. Anyone not showing proof of spending their obligations is liable to be billed for them.
Q: What is a “Work Hour”?
A: Our club is a BOAT Club, not a Yacht Club. It’s something that is important to us. We keep our dues down by doing everything for ourselves that we reasonably can handle around the club. We pride ourselves on being a working club. We do for ourselves things like:
n Maintaining all our own dock systems, including the fuel and pump-out systems, as well as bubblers, etc.
n Standard repair and maintenance of our club—up to and including structural items. We’ve recently built (ourselves) a new large garage on our property for more storage facilities.
n We hold two big fund-raiser parties per year during which we invite in the public, provide hired entertainment, and club members work in the various service areas (kitchen, bartending, security, grounds, docking incoming boats, etc).
WE do these things as a club so that we can have the best facilities reasonably possible while keeping expenses down and raising extra money so that we can keep our annual dues and fees down.
Work hours ARE NOT assigned to you. The member has the opportunity to choose which activities that he/she supports. However, the member is expected to insure that the required numbers of hours are performed, and work hour receipts are turned in. Members can be billed for unfulfilled work hours.
Work hours are not usually “hard labor”. Nine times out of Ten, they are real work, but they are performed with other members to get jobs done. In truth, they are a great way to meet other members within the club, or work with friends you have already made!
Q: HOW ARE DOCKS ASSIGNED AT DBBC?
A: In December, members who have held a dock the previous season are billed for a deposit for their next year’s dockage. Any member who provides that deposit is guaranteed a dock if he/she meets all the eligibility requirements (member in good standing, paid up dues, proof of insurance on file, etc).
Next, the Dock Master will make available to current dockholders a list of open docks. Current dock-holders may bid to change docks if they deem one that is open is more desirable than the one they currently hold.
After this task is completed, the Dock Master will provide a list of open wells. These wells will be assigned to individuals who have provided to the Dockmaster a written request for dockage and a check for dock initiation fee* (which will not be deposited until a dock is assigned to the requester).
Open wells will be assigned via club seniority. If two members have joined the club on the same day, their seniority versus one another will have been determined that day by a random card drawing, and will be on record.
The Dock Master will make every reasonable effort to accommodate all dockage requests. However, it may happen that there are more applicants than available wells. Any applying member who does not receive a well at that time may elect to be placed on a waiting list for the next available dock which will accommodate his/her boat. These wells can become available if a current dock-holder fails to pay his/her full dock dues by March 15th. Open wells can and do become available through the season for a variety of reasons. However, the Dock Master cannot assign a permanent well after July 15, however members may rent any open docks on a temporary basis for the remainder of the season at three dollars per day after that point.
Q: HOW DO I JOIN DBBC?
A: First, come down and see our club. We think you’re going to be impressed by the place. We’re very proud of what we have. We’d love to show it off to you! We’d like the chance to show you some of the hospitality that earns us the right to call ourselves “The Friendliest Club on Lake Erie”—and the grill at our upstairs bar serves up what has to be the best burger on the lake! BUT!!! DO NOT expect some high pressure timeshare sort of sales pitch. We believe our club sells itself, and we want people to feel very comfortable with a decision to join us—so we’ll show you around the place, answer any of your questions, and do all that we can to make sure you know exactly who and what we are, but after that, we think that you deserve the opportunity to make up your mind for yourself without any of us hounding you about your decision.
If you decide you are interested, you next fill out an application. You then show up at the next officer’s meeting (first Wednesday of each month) to introduce yourself to the board and tell them why you’d like to join. If the board approves your application (and they usually do), you then come back for the next General Membership meeting (Second Sunday afternoon each month). You introduce yourself to the other members at the meeting. They get a chance to ask you any questions. After you leave the room, they vote. If you are accepted to membership, you pay your dues, get your card and you are in. The next step (if you wish to have a dock assigned to you) is to seek out our dock master at that meeting and apply in writing for a dock.
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS
OR ARE INTERESTED IN COMING IN TO SEE OUR CLUB PLEASE CONTACT
BILL WOLFF BY CLICKING HERE
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