The Catawba Yacht Club is a private club that allows its members and guests of members to enjoy water sports on Lake Wylie, Charlotte, NC. Prospective members need a sponsor (a current member) who will introduce them to other members, the Membership Committee and the Board of Governors. After becoming familar with the club members and facilities, the prospective member must formally apply for membership. The application must include the endorsement of the sponsor and two cosponsors. The Membership Committee and the Board of Govenors vote on new member applications.
New members must pay an intiation fee in addition to annual club dues and slip fees. Junior members (under 30) pay a prorated initiation fee.
All club members participate in club operation and maintenance. Work days are scheduled for maintenance and cleanup activities. Club members also help prepare for parties and special events. Committees are formed to handle these activities.