1. What is this club all about?
The WBSA is a shareholder Limited Liability Company set up as an Association, of which the present equity members are owners and who will each receive 1 equal share in the company.
The Club was set up this way in an effort to minimize legal paperwork and still meet legal needs for liability. Our intention is not to make a profit, but to enhance member enjoyment in the use of the Western Basin, and also to promote the use of the resource for those that are unaware of it's potential, such as children. Any profits generated from club activities will be put back into the club as capital investment or will be donated to acceptable causes that have interest in Lake Erie endeavors. Full members are owners of the club who have invested monies to generate capital to form the club as their cost of membership. Equity memberships are not transferable.
2. How can I become a full member (owner).
Full (Equity) memberships are not available at this time. Full members were those that paid an extra fee when the club formed, so that Capital would be available to pay attorney fees and structuring costs. A full member that does not renew by april 2 of each year will forfeit his share in the club and ownership will revert to WBSA, LLC and be retired.
3. What is an Associate Member?
Associate members are entitled to attend and participate in all club activities. They do not have any voting rights or ability to hold any office however. They can volunteer to be involved in club activities as helpers and are encouraged to do so. Associate member dues are $20.00 annually, payable by March 1 of each year,
4. Where do I get an Application?
You can download a membership application below.
5. Why can't I register for the message board?
Only WBSA members have full access to the message board. No one else will be allowed to register, so please don't try as it just makes more work for our secretary. If you are a club member and are having trouble registering it is probably because we don't recognize your email address. Please sign up using the same email as when you joined the club or notify us of any email change.
6. Where are the meetings and why so far from the center of the Western Basin?
Most of our meetings will be held in Sandusky. Several times a year we have fish fries, a skeet shoot and other outings. Check the front page of the website and the message board for information about upcoming meetings and outings.
The meetings are held in this area as we have lots of members driving from eastern Ohio and these sites are more centrally located for them. Any member that wants a meeting in their area can have one if they set up the meeting place and assist with speakers
7. Can I attend the meetings before joining the club?
Yes! Everyone is welcome to check out the club activities before joining. You may attend 2 club functions before we will ask you to join or go on your merry way.
8. What is the club's interpretation of the Western Basin area?
The club interprets the western basin as including all Lake Erie waters from Monroe, Michigan to Lorain, Ohio.
9. Can I get a waiver of club fees while on Active military duty duty?
Yes you can! Sign up with your military address and we will add you to the club roster for the duration of your service. We appreciate your service to our country!