PMBC MEMBERSHIP RULES AND PROCEDURES
Every member must check in with the staff at the front desk every time you visit. You may be asked to show ID and confirm membership.
Guests must sign in with the member at the gate. Members will be invoiced for guests that are signed in with you according to our gate log book.
Walk or bike to the Club whenever possible to avoid congestion and over-crowding in the parking lot, especially during special event and parties.
PRIVATE PARTIES AND SPECIAL EVENTS
To book a private party, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
You will need to complete an event application and submit a deposit
Private parties will be limited on the weekend. Requests will be processed on a first-come-first-serve basis. Please be respectful other members and neighbors by keeping party volumes reasonably low.
KEYS AND GUEST PASSES
Replacement keys are $2 and are available upon request and on Clean-Up Day.
Keys must be used to enter and exit the Club during off hours (before 11am and after 8pm). If exiting the Club after 8pm, please make sure you lock the gate when you leave even if there are still people occupying the Club. To avoid being locked in the Club, make sure you have your key with you at all times.
Never give your key to a non-member or any children under the age of 21.
You must confirm your membership to the gate guard upon entering the gate. All guests must be signed in before entering the Club.
AS OF 2017 IF YOU ARE NOT A MEMBER OF PMIA OR SHMA, YOU WILL NEED TO PAY $75 FOR A PARKING STICKER. IT WILL BE ADDED TO YOUR MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL (please click on option with parking in membership renewal).
FOURTH OF JULY WEEKEND
While the Beach Club is a wonderful place to enjoy the 4th of July, it has become increasingly crowded. It is one of the most popular weekends at the Club. For the safety and enjoyment of all, please comply with the following rules:
Please walk to the beach if possible to avoid congestion in the parking lot
· No Private Parties
· Guests Limited to (4) per family
· The Beach Club must be cleared out by 10pm.
· Absolutely no fireworks including sparklers
THE BEACH WILL BE CLOSED TO SWIMMING AT 8PM ON THE 4th of July.
SAFETY AND LIFEGUARDS
In all matters concerning safety, the on-duty Manager and lifeguards have the final say and must be obeyed without question.
Lifeguards are not babysitters and will not act as such for your children. This is for everyone’s safety.
Children 5 and under must be accompanied by an adult on the beach or in the water.
Anyone creating a false alarm, for whatever reason, is subject to summary suspension and revocation of their membership.
Only authorized boaters are allowed on the docks and past the fence at the end of the point.
Children are prohibited from playing on the boat beach/kayak beach (south side) or on the boat docks. It is the responsibility of the parent or babysitter to keep children off rocky areas. No one is permitted on the barge or the rock pile.
Throwing of rocks or similar projectiles is not permitted.
Swimmers may not swim behind the rafts where the lifeguards cannot see them.
Swimmers under the age of 12 must pass a deep-water swim test to swim out to the rafts. Please see the head lifeguard to arrange a deepwater test.
Diving off the rafts is not permitted.
While inflatable toys, rafts, floaties, tubes and boogie boards are permitted, the lifeguards have the authority to prohibit the use of such devices at any time. (For example, such devices will not be allowed if the winds and/or currents are strong.) Children who do not know how to swim must have an adult with them when using such devices.
Please keep off the lifeguards’ chair and bench.
Members must register their childcare provider by providing his/her name on the application form.
Their name will be listed on the sign-in form along with the family. Like all members, they must sign in at the gate when entering the Club and are expected to comply with all the rules of the beach Club.
Caregivers may only bring the child/children they are responsible for to the beach.
Only renewing kayak members will be guaranteed a slip. Those interested in acquiring a slip must contact Nate Wuerffel. A list of assigned slots will be posted adjacent to the kayak rack at the start of the season. Unidentified kayaks will be removed from the rack and then discarded if not claimed within 30 days of the start of the season.
In order to keep pests under control, we all must be diligent about cleanliness. Trash must not be left in the cans located inside the Club after 8pm.
After 8pm, members are responsible for taking their own garbage to the dumpster outside the beach Club (south of the Club, past the “eagle” in the train station parking lot). Please do not use Metro-North cans for your beach Club disposal.
The Westchester County Health authorities perform regular checks on water quality and the standard of facilities provided. We have always received a clean bill of health. The water is typical tidal river water, which cleans itself twice a day with the tides and force of the river currents. However, under certain circumstances, such as heavy rains, the beach may be closed until the water quality is restored to acceptable conditions.
Only authorized boaters are allowed on the docks and past the fence at the end of the point.
Boats may not be brought into the marina until the Commodore has approved the application (the type, length and beam identified), and dues are paid in full.
No one under the age of 18 will be allowed in the marina
Jet Skis or Personal Water Craft and visiting PWCs /Jet Skis are not permitted.
The Commodore may fine members up to $500 for failure to follow the above rules including removal of boats in the Fall by the first work day
Be considerate to other members and their guests when playing music or games. All annoyances will be reported to management for immediate action
Fireworks are prohibited on PMBC property at all times.
FOOD AND ALCOHOL
Food and beverages are not allowed on the beach area or in the water.
New York State law requires that you must be 21 years of age or older to consume or handle alcoholic beverages of any kind.
The PMBC Board has adopted a ZERO TOLERANCE POLICY to underage alcohol consumption and to public drunkenness. Consumption of alcohol by persons under 21 years of age and/or public intoxication of anyone will result in the immediate removal from the beach Club grounds, and the suspension of, or loss of, membership privileges for the season. This includes the underage consumer, their parents, guardians or anyone giving alcohol to persons under 21 years of age.
Children under the age of 12 must be with a responsible adult.
No person under the age of 21 is allowed at the Beach Club after 6pm unless accompanied by an adult member.
Due to stringent sanitation laws and Board of Health guidelines, pets are not allowed on the grounds during the PMBC season (May-Sept).
BECOMING A MEMBER
All residents of Philipse Manor are automatically eligible for membership at the Philipse Manor Beach Club. Non-Residents, including residents of Sleepy Hollow Manor, Sleepy Hollow, Tarrytown and surrounding communities, are also eligible to apply for membership, although a waiting list is in place at the current time due to the small size of the swimming beach and limits on the number of members, guests and parking spaces.
A member must be 65 in order to qualify for Senior Membership. Only one individual from a member couple needs to be 65. Senior members may not have children on their membership. Seniors with children should apply for Family Membership.
Children and young adults living in the same household as their parents may be on their parents membership until the age of 26.
All applicants, and all additional names listed on the application must be residing at the address stated on the application. Any false information given on the application can and will result in permanent termination of Beach Club membership for all those involved. Only children living at home under the age of 26 may be listed on the application.
Philipse Manor residents may not be guests at the Club more than three times per season (except to attend a scheduled party). We request that residents who wish to use the Club become members, in order that we may remain financially solvent. Philipse Manor residents have special privileges (no waiting list for entry!), so please do not take advantage of guest passes. If you intend to use the Club, please join. Our lifeguard payroll and associated costs are the largest part of the Club’s budget, and we incur these costs for guests as well as
If you are a member and wish to give up your membership, we ask that you contact us so that we can maintain appropriate records.
· You will need to complete an event application and submit a deposit
· Private parties will be limited on the weekend. Requests will be processed on a first-come-first-serve basis. Please be respectful other members and neighbors by keeping party volumes reasonably low.
· Look for details about special events on the information board and on www.pmbeachclub.org
· Walk or bike to the Club whenever possible to avoid congestion and over-crowding in the parking lot, especially during special event and parties.