All of us want a peek behind the curtain.
In Long Beach, we have several clubs and groups that require membership for entry. According to Seal Beach Yacht Club (SLBYC) Commodore John Caldwell, in many cases, it is because of their tax status as a not-for-profit.
But there are ways to join activities before committing to membership — generally by establishing your guest status with the club by calling prior to visiting.
Caldwell suggests trying a club on for size by attending a dinner or joining a cruise. The club is located at 255 N. Marina Dr. in Alamitos Bay Marina and their number is 562-594-6337
Alamitos Bay YC’s Commodore David Schack said his club plans an open house from noon to 4 p.m. June