Member/Non-Member Application & Subscription Instructions
The BAWSC website is hosted by Wild Apricot who defines users of the site as either a Contact (non-member who wants to receive BAWSC e-mail notices) or a club Member with full privileges. Below are instructions how to set yourself up as a Contact or complete the application to become a Member of the BAWSC.
A BAWSC contact is someone who wants to have their e-mail address registered with the club so they can receive BAWSC e-mail and event notifications, but is not ready to become a paid member of the club. Contact information is only visible to the Membership Chair and Webmaster and is never shared or distributed to anyone. To become a contact of the BAWSC, just enter your name and e-mail address in the Subscribe to Club Email Notices form found on the left hand navigation bar of the Website home page. An e-mail confirmation message will be sent to you along with your user-id and password that you can use to update your contact settings at anytime as well as unsubscribe to club e-mail notices by following the instructions found at:
If you should want your contact information to be completely deleted from our database, please send an e-mail request to the BAWSC Membership Chair listed on the Contacts page.
Note: This new “Contacts” database replaces the former BAWSC distribution list previously hosted by BAWSC-ALL yahoogroups which will be shut-down in Jan. 2013
B. Member On-line Application & Setup:
BAWSC offers members the option to include one significant other as a co-member under one membership fee. Dependents under 12 years of age can also be added to your membership at no additional cost. Dependents aged 12-18 can be added to your membership for a small additional fee each year. Children over 18 and not living at home will have their own unique membership.
Unfortunately, the club’s web hosting provider (Wild Apricot) has limited functionality for how co-members and dependents are managed in the membership application page that requires multiple steps to set-up the first time.
--Follow these steps to set-up your BAWSC membership--
If you want to see a YouTube demo how to fill-out the membership application Click Brady Bunch Membership form Demo
Step by Step instructions:
Note: your user-id for the new site is always your e-mail address.
Step 1. Create or reset your password:
A) Go to the new website www.bawsc.org & click on the “Forgot Password” link in the upper right hand corner of the home page and enter your e-mail address in the “e-mail (user-id)” field and then the six digit anti-spam characters into the “code” field and finally click on the “Submit” button which will then send an e-mail to that address with a link to create or reset your password.
B) Open the e-mail and click on the e-mail link and enter & confirm your chosen password then click “Submit”.
(Note: The first time you actually log into the new site you will be asked by Wild Apricot to accept their use policy.)
Step 2. Initiate your new-member on-line application:
Note: BAWSC offers members the option to include one significant other as a co-member under one membership fee called a “Membership Bundle*”. Dependents under 12 years of age can also be added to your membership at no additional cost. Dependents aged 12-18 can be added to your membership for a small additional fee each year. Children over 18 and not living at home will have their own unique membership.
B) Fill-out the requested information for yourself
Note: If you will be adding a co-member/membership bundle to your account you will do this after you initiate the membership application and your account has been activated.*
C) Make sure you click on the “I ACCEPT I HAVE READ THE WAIVER AND RELEASE” link to read the club waiver and then click on the check box to accept.
D) If you will be adding dependents to your account beyond a single co-member, you will enter them in the "Additional Information” area of the Membership form. For each dependent you have between 12 to 18 please check the box for each person. If you have any dependents under 12 you want to associate with your membership enter the total number of children under 12 in the “Number of Children Under 12” field.
E) If you are a boat owner, please enter in the information requested for your boat and send proof of insurance as requested on the form to the Membership Chair.
F) Enter what water-sports you and your dependents participate in.
G) Click “Next” to review your completed membership form and Total Membership Fees that will be owed.
H) If everything looks correct, click on the “Confirm and Proceed with Payment” button to initiate your registration. This step will automatically send a confirmation e-mail titled “Membership initiated at Bay Area Water Ski Club” to you.
I) Check your e-mail for that confirmation that your account has been successfully initiated and an invoice with instructions how to submit your membership dues payment.
Step 4. Complete your membership application/setup (ONLY after receipt of dues payment):
Once your membership dues have been received, you will get an e-mail confirmation from the BAWSC Membership Chair verifying your account is active, at which time you can then complete your membership application & setup by choosing your privacy and e-mail subscriptions an well as set-up yourself as a Bundle Administrator to add a co-member to your account bundle.
A) Log onto the web site with your e-mail (user-id) and password. www.bawsc.org
B) Click “View Profile” in the upper right hand corner of the home page.
C) Click “Edit profile”
D) Review and modify your privacy settings, click “Privacy” and edit any field you don't want visible to other BAWSC members and then click “Save”.
E) Insure you are subscribed to receive e-mail notifications from the forum based message boards when someone posts they are looking for a pull, crew, etc.
a) Click on “Members Only Content” link found on the left hand navigation bar and then “MemberForums” (and “Board Forums” if you are board member) and click on each forum you want to receive e-mail and then click on the “Subscribe to Forum” link.
b) Then go back and click on “View Profile” again, click “Edit profile” and click “e-mail subscriptions” and then adjust how you want to receive e-mails; immediately, daily or weekly when someone posts to the forum. The default is daily. Then click “Save”.
F) Setup a Co-Member Bundle*
Each paid member is allowed to add a significant other to their account as a “Bundled” co-member. The following steps can be performed to add another person to your account once your membership fee has been received and your account has been activated by the Membership Chair.
a) Log into the web site with your e-mail (user-id) and password. www.bawsc.org
c) In the “My profile” screen scroll down to the "Bundle summary" section and then click "Add member"
d) You will then be presented with the membership application page where you will then fill out the form on behalf of your co-member.
e) Click “SAVE” and the co-member will be added to your account and they will receive their user-id (their e-mail address) and password setup link at the e-mail address you entered on the form. You will become the “Bundle Administrator*” for your bundled co-member.
CONGRATULATIONS, YOU HAVE COMPLETED YOUR BAWSC MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION AND SETUP. We look forward to you joining us at BAWSC Events.
Note: If you receive an error message when clicking "SAVE" that states "This e-mail is already in use" you will then need to contact the BAWSC Membership Chair listed on the Contacts Page to manually associate that e-mail address with your account as Wild Apricot currently does not allow a member to add an existing Contact or Member to their bundle themselves. A member can only add a new Contact or new Member to their account themselves.
*The way Wild Apricot handles multiple people under one membership is called a Membership Bundle. A membership bundle is a group of members who are linked together and managed by one of their members – the bundle administrator. Bundle members share the same renewal date, status, and membership level. You can learn more about bundles including a short, how-to video at: http://help.wildapricot.com/display/DOC/Membership+bundles