The Cape Cod Bass membership is limited to a maximum of twenty-four (24), broken down as sixteen (14) boaters and eight (10) non-boaters. The membership must always have at least two (2) more boaters than non-boaters to ensure enough boats on Tournament days. When a limit is reached, a waiting list will be established, on a first come first serve basis. (This rule has one exception, see Associate Member Rules below) When a new potential members name comes up in the waiting list, that candidate must show up at the next regular club meeting and be voted in by the club. Two (2) negative votes prohibits the candidates membership. If the candidate is voted in, he becomes a member, but under a trial membership for one (1) year.