Bar Policy

1. The Seal Beach Yacht Club Bar will be operated in accordance with the laws of the State of California. Specifically those laws contained in the Alcohol Beverage Control (ABC) Act and the Taxation and Revenue Code that are relative to the operation of a licensed premises.

2. Bar hours of operation. The hours of operation shall be established by the Board of Directors and shall be posted in the Club. Under all circumstances, the bar will close no later than 1:30 a.m.

3. Alcoholic beverages will not be served to minors and minors will not be allowed under any circumstances to consume alcoholic beverages on the Club premises.

4. Bar Credit: Any member in good standing is eligible to open a charge account in his or her name at the Club Bar or the Ship's Store subject to the conditions that follow:

Only the amount of the sale shall be put on the charge account. No tips may be added to the account. All accounts with balances less than $5.00 will be billed the minimum monthly charge of $5.00.

Effective January 1, 2003, all amounts owed the Club will be considered past due on the 25th day of the month they are received, e.g., October bar bills are due on receipt of the invoice and past due effective November 25th.

Members wishing to utilize the Club charge option for bar, food, ship store or other non-dues services will be required to have a Visa or MasterCard credit card back-up on file in the office. Amounts due to the Club for bar, food, ship store and other non-dues expense will be charged to the credit card on the 1st day of the month following receipt of the invoice. For example, October bar bills that became past due on November 25th will be charged to the credit card December 1st.

Any member whose credit card charge is declined or who is otherwise delinquent in his or her bar charge, Ship's Store charge, or dues account will be suspended from making further charges at the Club Bar or Ship's Store. Members must sign all charge sale tabs. Only the amount of the sale shall be put on the charge sale tab.

5. If a member elects to charge drinks at the bar they will be subject to a minimum monthly billing charge as prescribed by the Board of Directors. The minimum charge is currently set at $5.00. it is the member's responsibility to determine when they have met the minimum charge amount. There will be a $10.00 charge on all returned checks.

6. The bar will cash personal checks for members only. The bar will cash checks up to a maximum of $25.00 and only when the "bank" has enough money in it, in the opinion of the bartender.

7. The Club Bar will not supply or provide any alcoholic beverages to any person or entity of the Club for consumption off the premises of the Club.

8. The Club Bar will not supply or provide alcoholic beverages to any person or entity of the Club to be dispensed, sold, or given away at the Club.

9. All alcoholic beverages sold at the Club on a "per drink basis" will be purchased in accordance with the ABC Act and dispensed only at the bar with all the proceeds recorded in the cash register by the bartender.

10. Entities of the Club that are allowed to remove beer, wine, and soft drinks from the refrigerator or bar, at their regularly scheduled meetings, will be charged full retail price for those items taken.

11. No member or entity of the Club will provide their own alcoholic beverages for consumption at the Club during bar operating hours, except for wine and champagne, which are subject to a corkage fee.

12. The first floor Ice Machine is for the exclusive use of the Club's bar and food services, and ice will not be removed from the first floor ice machine by anyone, except for such use, without the approval of the Board of Directors. The second floor Ice Machine is for use my all Members, subject to access and availability, and further, subject to reasonable use.

13. In the absence of the assigned or substitute Officer of the Day, any regular member may assume the duties of the OD. In the event that no Officer, Director, or regular member of the Club will accept duty as OD, the Club Bar shall immediately be closed and the bartender(s) shall be paid for a full shift.

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