Eglin Yacht Club Use Request
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The Eglin Yacht Club is available to members and
non-members to use for special functions. The cost is:
Please fill out the following form if you wish to use
the club for a special function
, a member/non-member of the Eglin Yacht Club, request the use of the club for a special function. The purpose of the special function is:
DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR
SVBME OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS 34-18
Headquarters, 96 Air Base Wing (ABW)
96 Services SquadronEglin Air Force Base, Florida
CONTROL AND SALE OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES/DRAM SHOP
OPR: 96 SVS/SVBME
Supersedes: SVBME OI 34-18, March 2007
This Operating Instruction
(OI) establishes procedures to control selling and serving alcoholic
beverages in the club and to prohibit serving alcoholic beverages to those
who appear to be near the point of intoxication and not in complete control
of their faculties.
It is the responsibility of the club manager and club employees
involved in selling and serving alcoholic beverages to insure that the
policies of this OI are strictly enforced to protect the assets and
interests of Services
and the United States Air Force.
The provisions of this operating instruction are applicable to ALL EMPLOYEES involved
in dispensing alcoholic beverages to customers.
The "Dram Shop" theory is a legal theory of liability, created either
by statue or court decision, which imposes upon the owner, operator, and/or
employees of an establishment serving alcoholic beverages the duty to refuse
to serve additional alcoholic beverages to a customer who reaches or appears
to be reaching the point of intoxication.
When an establishment continues to sell alcoholic beverages to such a
customer and the customer subsequently departs and causes harm to himself or
to others, the owner, operator, and/or employees of the establishment can be
held liable for damages. Also a
person may be held liable who buys a drink for an already intoxicated
person. Air Force Services
facilities selling beverages are subject to liability claims under this
theory. Each responsible person
must comply with the intent of the Dram Shop Theory, not only to prevent a
claim against the Air Force and themselves, but more importantly, to prevent
an unnecessary injury or loss of life.
All personnel involved with
the control and serving of alcoholic beverages must receive annual dram shop
training to be familiar with Air Force drinking policies and will
acknowledge the reading and understanding of this OI and sign the following
statement on their AF Form 971 (Supervisor's Record of Employee):
"I understand my
responsibility under the Dram Shop Theory not to sell or serve alcoholic
beverages to persons that appear to be intoxicated and not in complete
control of their faculties." In
addition, the following will be complied with:
3.1. All personnel employed
by Services to sell or serve alcoholic beverages must be in compliance with
the state law concerning age requirements.
3.2. Packaged beer, wine
coolers, and other commercially packaged alcoholic beverages with less than
7 percent alcoholic content by volume may be sold for off-premises
consumption when approved by the installation commander and AAFES facilities
are not open.
3.3. Under no circumstances
will alcohol be sold by the bottle, except wine and champagnes, which are
listed on the dining room wine list. Clubs may not set up separate rooms to
display and sell for off-premise consumption.
Prices must be uniform with AAFES.
4. All personnel involved
with the control and serving of alcoholic beverages will comply with the
below listed rules for the serving of alcoholic beverages.
4.1. All members, family
members and guests consuming alcoholic beverages must be at least 21 years
of age. This age limit is
consistent with local law, which requires a 21-year age limit for
establishments of this type. If
in doubt as to the correct age of a customer, the manager on duty will,
prior to serving a customer, require full identification.
4.2. At no time will any
individual be permitted to become intoxicated to a point of loss of
personnel have a direct and important obligation to the individual and the
Air Force to insure proper conduct and atmosphere in the facility.
If a patron appears to be intoxicated or approaching intoxication, it
is management's responsibility to refuse further service of alcoholic
beverages. If necessary, the
duty manager will contact the Security Forces Control Center as
4.3. Scheduled social hours
will be strictly followed. Keep
designated periods to 10 hours or fewer per week and no more than 2 hours
4.4. Food must be served at
all times alcoholic beverages are served.
4.5. No drinking contests
are permitted and no "last calls" or any other type of count down is
permitted by facility personnel or customers.
4.6. Establish a standard
pour. Do not free pour.
4.7. Do not serve
4.8. Do not reduce prices
more than 50 percent except for beverages offered as complimentary with a
5. Safeguards for
5.1. The Enlisted Club
offers a designated driver program to assist the membership.
Any member identified as a designated driver will be served free
non-alcoholic beverages all evening.
5.2. Bartenders and
Cocktail waitresses will immediately stop serving anyone who is, or appears
to be, reaching the state of intoxication. Some indications of intoxication
are: bloodshot eyes, alcoholic breath, slurred speech, stumbling,
staggering, radical personality changes (loud, angry, defensive,
belligerent, quiet, and crying).
5.3. Club personnel will do
everything possible to assist the intoxicated patron to regain his faculties
(i.e. serve coffee, soft drinks, food, etc.).
5.4. Club personnel will
insist that the patron remain at the facility until someone can escort them
to their quarters. At no time
should a patron be allowed to drive if they are intoxicated.
5.5. The Enlisted Club has
a taxi program to assist patrons who are unable to drive. Procedures for
using this program are as follows:
5.6.The duty manager will
call a taxi from the company which the club has a Blanket Purchase Agreement
with (currently A-1 Taxi). The fare will be charged to the club. The club
will later recoup the fare by charging it to the member’s club card.
Incidents and Reporting:
6.1. Any member, family
member or guest who creates an incident that is considered unfavorable in
nature as a result of being intoxicated will be immediately reported to the
6.2. If the incident cannot
be handled quietly and diplomatically or could cause harm to other patrons,
call the Security Forces Control
The club manager will be notified immediately anytime that the police
6.3. The club manager will
report promptly any incident that may result in a claim, and any actual
claim based on the Dram Shop Theory (for any type of liability claim) to the
I certify that I have read,
understand and will comply with the terms of this OI.
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