Stand Up Hosting Guidelines
Members who are visiting, in residence, or passing through Hope Town are expected to volunteer to host a Saturday Night Stand-ups. The success of the club's most popular weekly event, is the result of our dedicated members who volunteer to host. Check with the House Committee Chair, to determine responsibilities, which typically involve opening the club house, closing the club house, getting ice, cleaning up and providing hors d'oeuvres and snacks. Attendance at Stand-ups, between November and January, in a none Covid 19 or hurricane recovery year, average about 60 people. The busier months of February, March & April may have as many as 90 members/guests. They are hosted by 2 or 3 hosts/host couples.
Alternative to Hosting: Another option is to arrange catering for your Stand-Up, “Alternative Hosting.” You are still responsible for the food to be delivered, set up for serving as well clean up at the end of the Stand-Up. There are great local restaurants that can help you make a great presentation with wonderful food.
Amnesty Hosting: Is a fee based alternative to hosting and was designed to help those members with medical disabilities, physical restraints, or time restraints. Prior approval must come from the house committee. Exceptions will be at the discretion of the House Committee. Amnesty funds will assure that every Sailing Club Stand-Up or special event is either hosted or funded.
General Information: If the open hosting dates do not coincide with your Hope Town schedule, you can meet your responsibility by signing up to work on a Special Event. The committees for the Christmas Party, Men's and Ladies Luncheon, and Spring Picnic are events that need and welcome willing workers. Working on one of these events is a great way to get involved in the Club and new members are strongly encouraged to participate. Sign up sheets for assisting in these events can be found on the website and are posted at the Club.
Members who will not be in Hope Town November - April or are not able to attend even one Stand Up are exempt.
Each host/host couple should plan to provide three simple appetizers. There are some tablecloths, utensils, serving dishes, cocktail napkins, dish towels and cleaning supplies in the kitchen. It is best to check out for yourself what is available before the week you are hosting. Kitchen facilities include two microwaves, stove, oven and sink. There is no refrigeration. HTSC provides two coolers for ice and two gallons of bottled water.
The House Committee is requesting that members who plan on bringing guests to stand-ups, to please let them know so that they know how many extra people will be expected. During the busy season, guests will be limited to 10-12 per stand-up in order to keep everyone comfortable in the clubhouse.