New Member FAQ

What is your Mission?

We are a modern boating club that has fun together, learns together, and volunteers together. We are passionate about boating and are enriched when we help others become more confident on the water.  We volunteer in our communities because we want to make our local waters safe and enjoyable, and because we care about the neighborhoods we live in.

How do I become a member?

We created a page on this website to explain the process, and you can apply for membership online

Is membership really worth it?

Members have access to our facility on Big Island, discounted learning opportunities, boating fun with other members, and volunteer opportunities focused on boating. We’ve partnered with exclusive organizations and businesses across the country to make our members’ experience more exciting, safer and less expensive.  For example, there are substantial discounts available for boat, health and travel insurance, reduced costs for marine services from companies like Sea Tow and Diver Alert Network (DAN), transactional discounts from vendors like Office Max, and even savings on rental cars, education classes and hotel stays.  Many members find that these savings substantially offset their annual membership fees.  Financially, membership can pay for itself, but the real value in membership begins with the friendships made and the rewards that come from giving back and helping others in our boating communities.

How much time am I expected to volunteer if I join?

What sets us apart from other clubs is that we combine our love of boating with helping others.  This is a powerful combination that creates lifelong friendships and a life with purpose and meaning.  While some of our members volunteer hundreds of hours each year, the typical member donates around 15-20 hours per year.  In order to maintain island use, members are expected to earn a Merit Mark at least once every two years.  

Are there activities for the whole family to enjoy?

Absolutely! We host and enjoy many family events and activities throughout the year.  Membership is a family affair and we work hard to ensure activities are planned for the kids at each of our events.  Special kids meals, games, movies...  It's a blast at Streater Cove for the whole gang! Here are some other activities families enjoy together: 

  • "Docks In" (rite of spring - putting the docks "in" at Streater Cove).
  • Boat Safety Week
  • New member banquet
  • Clean Up the Lake day
  • Luau
  • 4th of July Celebration
  • Shrimp Boil
  • Steak Fry and Casino Night
  • Holiday Party
  • Parades
  • Vessel Safety Checks
  • Searching for Geodetic Markers
  • "Docks-Out" (rite of fall - time to put the boating toys away for the winter)
  • Numerous Education Classes and Seminars