Q: Can "Club Licensees" serve non-members?
A: No. Clubs may serve alcoholic beverages only to members of the
club. However, subject to regulations made by the local licensing authorities,
a guest of a member may be served an alcoholic beverage after s/he has
been introduced by the member as a guest. Should the member at any time
leave the premises, the bartender can no longer serve the guest and the
guest must also vacate the premises.
- A Club Member is defined as: Any person who has full privileges in
the club, a vote in its affairs, and the right to run for office. Clubs
having bona fide women's auxiliaries associated with them, may extend
canteen privileges to the membership thereof. Husbands, wives, and children
of members may be extended the privileges of entry.
- All members and associate members must hold a current personal identification
while on premises, that can be matched against the club roster. Associate
members privileges in the club shall be determined by the club.
- Any member of the Commission or its agents, shall be granted entry
into the club premises at any time. Any hindrance, delay, or refusal
of entrance will be grounds for proper hearing for revocation or suspension
of the club license.
- Club licensees shall hold a roster of their members and associate
members names and addresses for inspection by the License Commission
or its agents at any time; the roster will be kept on the licensed premises
at all times.
- Only members and guests may be served. All notices must be posted
in a conspicuous place.
- Guests admitted in the company of full members only.
- An admission fee does not grant member or guest status.
- Guests must sign a guest book. Members are responsible for the proper
signing in of all guests. Said book shall be open for inspection by
the Commission at all times.
- A guest may enter the club and register as long as said guest is accompanied
and sponsored by a club member. Guests may be admitted, under these
conditions, on as many occasions and deemed suitable by the club.
- Individuals found on premises where alcoholic beverages are served,
and are not properly listed in the club roster, or properly entered
in the guest book, will be cause to act against the license. Guest books
will contain the name of the guest, along with the name of the sponsoring
member, and the date of attendance.
- Minors will not be allowed in club rooms reserved for members only
where liquor is being served or consumed.
- Alcoholic beverages must be served and consumed on premises only.
- Club licensees shall apply, in writing, to the Commission to hold
Beano games. No liquor shall be sold in the areas where the game is
operated, during and for 15 minutes after the close of such games, on
each approved date when such affairs are open to the public.
- Under no circumstances shall a club hold a periodic function on a
daily, weekly, or monthly basis that suggests entry by non-members.
For example, incorporating words such as "Open to the Public"
in advertising events.
- Club licensees may extend dancing and entertainment privileges to
their membership and guests. Advertising for such events shall not state,
or implicate in any way, that the function is open to the public. Failure
to comply with this provision may constitute sufficient grounds for
suspension or revocation of this privileges and/or the license.
- Club may rent and utilize their function rooms for affairs of one
(1) days duration, such as: Wedding Receptions, Showers, and Anniversaries.
Any event over one day requires written permission from the License
Commission. All beverages and liquors consumed on club premises shall
be that which is sold by then club. The membership shall have available
a separate area from the rental party for use at its discretion.
- Club licensees shall make available, upon request of the Commission,
the name of the individual or organization desiring to rent the hall,
together with the time, date, type of affair, and nature of entertainment.
- An attendant shall be in charge of club rooms at all times that liquor
is being served and consumed.
- Rules will be enforced by periodic visits of the Vice Squad and/or
- It is the responsibility of the management to carry out the Rule Enforcement.