REDBROOK BOAT CLUB

REDBROOK BOAT CLUB

General Membership Rules and Guidelines

(Revised 2008 - 2009)

 

1)      Make sure your vehicles have a current membership decal on the lower left corner of the windshield and carry your membership card with you. Since it is impossible for all members to know and recognize each other, we use this decal and membership card as the accepted symbol of member recognition.

2)      Each member is given one gate card. A second card may be purchased from the Club Manager. Use your card to enter the club gate and clubhouse entrance door.

3)      Gate card is to be used by Redbrook Boat Club members and their families only.

4)      Report lost cards or return defective cards to the club secretary. A fee will be charged for replacement gate cards.

5)      Members should not allow themselves to be “piggybacked” by unauthorized vehicles not showing a proper window sticker. Use extra caution after dark.

6)      Members should wait for their guests in the proximity of the gate if they are arriving later . . . Do not make them “piggyback”.

7)      The card gate has proven to be a good security system, however it is a machine. If it malfunctions or is damaged, please report it to someone in authority at the club, i.e. an officer or club attendant. Do not attempt to override, force or disable the gate.

8)      The driving speed limit (max. 5 MPH) is to be observed anywhere on the club premises. Be alert for children.

9)      There is generally enough parking for all in a convenient location. Please do not park on grassy areas except to load or unload your supplies.

10)  Parking is not permitted on the boat wash down area, island or drive anytime. This area is for loading and unloading only.

11)  The use of the club by members with recreational vehicles as primary transportation is permitted on a daily basis only with parking permitted, as space is available. There is to be no overnight parking of motor homes at the club.

12)  Members are welcome to bring a reasonable number of guests, however as long as your guests are on the grounds you must also be with them.

13)  No pets are permitted on club grounds.

14)  The consumption of alcoholic beverages on the club premises is permitted as long as it is tempered and discreet.

15)  Keep the swimming area, beach and grassy bank clean. Do not use glass containers within these bounds.

16)  There shall be no ‘open’ burning except on beach.

17)  Members should dispose of all trash in the trashcans provided. Also cigarette butts should be extinguished in proper containers provided.

18)  No trash is to be brought on club property for disposal in club’s dumpster.

19)  No cleaning of fish at docks or picnic table areas.

20)  The discharge of firearms on club property or in club waters is strictly forbidden. The only time the discharge of firearms is approved is at the club sponsored annual “Turkey Shoot”.

21)  Spear, spear gun and bow and arrow fishing are not permitted on club property.

22)  Posting of signs, bulletin board notices, etc. other than club business shall require the approval of the Club Manager.

23)  A social member has no boating privileges and may not launch any jet ski, small sail, canoe or other form of boat from the club. However, a social member may pilot a member’s boat from the dock.

24)  It is the individual member’s responsibility to report any rule violations to club officers.

25)  It is the duty of the officers, as a group, to suspend any member for rule violations. They may be expelled after review by an officer board hearing. Article IV Section II of the constitution and by laws.

26)  All members are asked to keep the clubhouse in a neat and orderly manner. The clubhouse, Uncle Tom’s Cabin and the pavilion(s) are to be cleaned by the users before leaving the club’s grounds. The clubhouse, Uncle Tom’s Cabin and the pavilion(s) are not to be used for work areas.

 

CLUBHOUSE RULES AND GUIDELINES

 

1)      The use of the club facilities by outside groups, such as service organizations, churches and schools is welcomed. For such groups to qualify, an outside group member must also be a Redbrook Boat Club member and willing to assume responsibility for the groups as well as being present at said function.

2)      The use of the club’s facilities by members for their own private functions is encouraged. A reservation form must be filled out and submitted to the Club Manager for approval.

3)      All club functions have facility priority. Private and group functions should be scheduled Monday through Thursday only.

4)      To make a reservation for the Clubhouse, a member must meet with the club manager, complete the necessary rental agreement and pay any deposit applicable.

5)      No helium balloons are allowed in the clubhouse

6)      Sleeping in the clubhouse is prohibited.

7)      No bicycles, skateboards or roller blades will be permitted on walkways or inside clubhouse.

8)      Running around the deck area is prohibited.

9)      Children under the age of twelve (12) years of age are limited to the use of the game room and restrooms only, without adult supervision.

10)   Parents are responsible for the strict control and close supervision of the conduct and behavior of their children while in the clubhouse or on club property.

11)   When members are entering the clubhouse from the beach, they should use the wash down area (by lower east doorway) before entering.

12)  Restrooms, showers and laundry facilities are provided for members and guests. Please keep them clean.

13)  No wet bathing suits allowed on the main hall and game room furniture.

14)  Main hall furniture is not allowed to be used on deck areas or outside the clubhouse.

15)  The kitchen is for your convenience. Please leave the kitchen and appliances in a clean and sanitary condition after use. Stove, refrigerator and microwave oven are to be kept clean.

16)  Check stove and make sure all dials are in the off position before leaving.

17)  Do not put coffee grounds or scrap food products down sink.

18)  All trash is to be put in receptacles or plastic bags.

19)  No barbecue grills or turkey fryers are allowed to be used on concrete pads or on the wood decks.

20)  The gas fireplace is to be operated by adult members only and said member must be present during its operation.

21)  Member should make sure the building is secure when they are the last one exiting the building.

22)  The lower level of the clubhouse will be open to all members during the boating season even during any scheduled event or activity.

23)  Maximum number of people using the facility at one time is 120 people.

24)  This is a non-smoking facility and it is the member’s responsibility to police this action.


 

UNCLE TOM’S CABIN, PAVILIONS and FISH HOUSE

RULES AND GUIDELINES

 

 

UNCLE TOM’S CABIN

 

1)      The use of the club facilities by outside groups, such as service organizations, churches and schools is welcomed. For such groups to qualify an outside group member must also be a Redbrook Boat Club member and willing to assume responsibility for the groups as well as being present at said function.

2)      The use of the club’s facilities by members for their own private functions is encouraged. A reservation form must be filled out and submitted to the Club Manager for approval.

3)      All club functions have facility priority. Outside group functions should be scheduled Monday through Thursday only.

4)      To make a reservation for the Uncle Tom’s Cabin, a member must meet with the club manager, complete the necessary rental agreement and pay any deposit applicable.

5)      The kitchen is for your convenience. Please leave the kitchen and appliances in a clean and sanitary condition after each use.

6)      All tables, counters and sinks are to be wiped clean after use. Floor is to be swept clean and please mop up any spills.

7)      Stove and microwave oven are to be kept clean.

8)      Check stove and make sure all dials are in the off position before leaving.

9)      Do not put coffee grounds or scrap food products down sink drain.

10)  All trash is to be put in receptacles or plastic bags. Make sure cigarette butts are out before placing in trash.

11)  Ice and ice cream purchases are on an honor system. Be certain goods are paid for.

12)  Members may use the propane gas fired fryers with the understanding that they are responsible for supplying the necessary oils and are responsible for the necessary clean up after its use.

13)  Gas grills are for the member’s use and must be cleaned after each use.

 

PAVILIONS

 

1)      The use of the pavilions by members for their own private functions is encouraged. However, due to the limited number of pavilions available, sharing of pavilions with other members is encouraged.

2)      Pavilions may not be reserved.

3)      Please leave picnic tables, grills and pavilion in clean and sanitary condition after use.

 

FISH HOUSE RULES

 

1)      Fish house is for R.B.C. members and their guests.

2)      All fish are to be cleaned in the fish house. No cleaning on picnic tables or at the docks.

3)      After cleaning, all surfaces are to be brushed and washed down.

4)      All fish remains are to be double bagged and frozen. Do not leave remains in sinks or in garbage. (Clear bags provided by club)

5)      Absolutely no fish remains are to go into the dumpster.

6)      Fish fillets stored in freezer must be identified with owner’s name.

7)      Before putting fish in freezer or refrigerator, check appliances to see if they are operating properly.

8)      Turn off lights when finished.

9)      Scaling of fish is NOT permitted. (Clogs drains)


BOATING AND PERSONAL WATERCRAFT GUIDELINES

 

CLUB RULES

 

1.)    No watercraft is to be launched, docked or used until all fees are paid and the watercraft is registered with the fleet captain or his designee.

2.)    “No Wake” watercraft operation is to be observed at all points of movement in the docking area and in the channel.

3.)    Maximum speed of any vessel within club waters shall not exceed three (3) miles per hour. This includes dinghies equipped with outboard motors and jet skis. Operator is responsible for controlling his wake.

4.)    Boats under sail within the confines of the channel have the right of way.

5.)    All watercraft rules and regulation, imposed by federal, state and local governmental agencies, apply to Redbrook Boat Club members.

6.)    Boat operators born on or after January 1, 1982, operating a boat powered by more than 10 horsepower as the person in command must successfully complete either a boating course approved by the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators or a proficiency exam approved by the ODNR Division of Watercraft. (ORC 1547.05 ñ 1547.52)

 

Ohio Boat and Personal Watercraft Laws

Boating Education Requirement

(ORC 1547.05)

No person born on or after January 1, 1982, shall operate a power craft powered by more than 10 horsepower unless the operator has received a certificate for successful completion of either of the following:

 

. . . A boating course approved by the National Association of State Boating Law

      Administrators (NASBLA):

 

                         . . A proficiency examination approved by the Ohio Division of Watercraft.

 

Child Operators: Supervising Person

(ORC 1547.06)

Except as provided, no person under 16 years of age shall operate a personal watercraft (PWC). Individuals not less than 12, nor more than 15 years of age may operate a PWC if a supervising person 18 years of age or older is also on board. In the case of a supervising person born on or after January 1, 1982, the supervising person must hold a certificate meeting the requirements of ORC 1547.05 and in the case of rented power craft, must meet the requirements of ORC 1547.052.

 

No person under 12 years of age shall operate any vessel unless under the direct visual and audible supervision of a person who is 18 years of age or older. This section does not apply to personal watercraft (see previous paragraph) or other power craft powered by more than 10 horsepower (see following paragraph).

 

No person under 12 years of age shall operate power craft powered by more than 10 horsepower unless under the direct visual and audible supervision of a person who is 18 years of age or older who is aboard the power craft (excludes PWC operation). In the case of a supervising person born on or after January 1, 1982, the supervising person must hold a certificate meeting the requirements of ORC 1547.05.

 

 

7.)    CHANNEL COURTESY GUIDELINES:

a)      A fairway zone extending 200 feet into the lake and in line with the channel walls is to be used for entering and exiting the club. NO OTHER ACTIVITY, i.e. WATER SKIING, JET SKI OPERATION, SAILING OR GENERAL BOAT OPERATION IS PERMITTED IN THIS AREA.

b)      A sign posted at the docking/channel area specifies which is the “privileged vessel” when in the confines of the channel walls. PLEASE OBSERVE THIS RULE.

8.)    TRAILER PARKING

a)      Boat trailer storage for the summer is permitted by prepaid sticker only.

b)      The number of on-site trailer storage permits will be limited by the officers.

c)      Parking is limited and all other trailers are to be removed from the premises.

d)      No boat or Jet Ski trailer should be left on or near the wash down ramp areas.

e)Temporary trailer parking for boat maintenance is available at the west end of the property, beyond Uncle

f)       Tom’s. Please contact the Club Manager when using this area.

g)      Parking for Jet Ski trailers and their tow vehicle shall be at the east end in the designated area south of the fish house.

9.)    The use of boats, the mooring of boats, and Jet Ski or water ski activity in close proximity to the swimming area is prohibited. Please observe designated watercraft and swimming areas.

10.)   Members are prohibited from engaging in any form of commercial marine enterprise using Redbrook Boat Club as a base of operation. (Fish Charters)

11.)   Guests may not operate a member’s boat without the member being aboard.

12.)   Personal watercraft require a member’s supervision if operated by their guests.

13.)   In accordance with the fire prevention code of the State of Ohio, no fueling of boats or jet skis is permitted by portable devices while boat is docked or moored at Redbrook Boat Club. Individuals will not be permitted to carry fuel on the property for the purpose of fueling his craft.

14.)   All vessels being fueled at Redbrook Boat Club fuel dock must follow the recommended marine standards for fueling.

15.)   Mooring lines shall be of sufficient size and quality to pass the inspection of the Fleet Captain. Lines which are not of proper size or quality to insure safety shall be replaced by the club twenty-four (24) hours after notice has been given to the owner of the boat involved. In the event of an emergency, such replacement will be made immediately. The total cost of any such replacement shall be billed to the member involved.

16.)   The discharge of garbage in the lakes or their tributary waters is prohibited.

17.)   The wearing of life preservers is mandatory for all children ten (10) or under when on or near docks.

18.)  All electrical cords and connections to dock pedestal are to be maintained in good repair by the individual member.

19.)  The use of toilet facilities on vessels in the anchorage that are not equipped with holding tanks is not permitted.

20.)  Pump out station is available at no charge to all boating members of Redbrook Boat Club. Reciprocation of pump out facilities will be at the discretion of the Commodore.

 

Redbrook Boat Club

Ashtabula, Ohio