IT’S NOT WHAT YOU KNOW…
IT’S WHO YOU KNOW.

APPLY FOR MEMBERSHIP

IT’S NOT WHAT YOU KNOW.
IT’S WHO YOU KNOW.

APPLY FOR MEMBERSHIP

WHAT YOU’LL GET:

  • FREE ADMISSION TO BUSINESS CASUAL MIXERS

    We hold monthly business casual networking events on the 2nd Wednesday of the month (see our events calendar for details regarding each mixer).

    NETWORKING WITH QUALITY CONTACTS

    SBYPC attracts a high-caliber group of inspiring, fun and diverse professionals who are movers and shakers in the business community.

  • MEMBER PRICING & BENEFITS

    Members get discounted admission to our Annual Holiday Gala Benefit (our biggest event of the year) and other special events throughout the year. Members also enjoy discounts on select community events.

    FREE ADMISSION TO FUEL SPEAKER SERIES

    FUEL provides the opportunity for learning and discussion with industry experts who offer a unique perspective on several topics for today’s young professional.

FEEL GOOD GIVING BACK

Your membership and involvement provides funds and support to many non-profit organizations doing great things in our community and around the world. We encourage all of our members to get involved with our featured charities.

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REQUIREMENTS

OBTAIN SPONSORSHIP

All new members must be sponsored by a current SBYPC Board Member. A list of current board members can be found on our About Page.

MEET THE MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENTS

While we welcome professionals of all ages to our events, in order to qualify for membership, applicants must be between the ages of 21-45. Prospective members must also meet our code of conduct standards.

COMPLETE AN APPLICATION

A completed application must be submitted 24 hours prior to board meetings (held the last Wednesday of the month) for consideration. The best way to do this is online or at one of our mixers.

PAY THE MEMBERSHIP FEE

Membership fees (both the initial fee and annual renewal fee) can be paid in person at any of our monthly mixers, online, or via mail (P.O. Box 23316, Santa Barbara, CA 93121). We accept cash, check and most major credit cards.

THE PROCESS

APPLICATION

New applicants are considered once per month at our board meetings, which take place the last Wednesday of the month (board meetings are not held in December or January). All requirements for membership must be met in order to be considered. Failure to complete one or all of the requirements may cause delays in the approval process or cause your application to be denied.

NOTIFICATION

You will be notified via email within a few days of the board meeting as to the status of your application. If you are not notified within 30 days of submitting your application, please email membership@sbypc.org, or contact your board sponsor.

MEMBERSHIP FAQ

An Annual Membership includes free admission to all monthly Business Casual Mixers & FUEL speaker events; discounted admission to special events (such as the Holiday Gala); listing in our online member directory; member benefits such as discounted membership for other clubs & organizations, and discounted admission to performing arts events, parties, and events around town throughout the year; and the ability to post your own events to the SBYPC calendar.
Membership begins from the day you are voted in and expires one year from that date. Membership is not prorated. Members who allow their membership to lapse will be required to re-apply and pay the new member dues. We allow a 60-day grace period for renewals.
Invoices for membership dues can be requested by sending an email to: merchant@sbypc.org once your application has been approved. Receipts for payments made can be issued via email by sending a request to: merchant@sbypc.org
If you do not know one of our board members, the best way to meet one and get sponsored for membership is to attend one of our monthly Business Casual Mixers. To attend your first mixer as a guest of the board, please send an email to membership@sbypc.org and introduce yourself. Please be sure to let us know which of our upcoming mixers you’d like to attend and if you’ll be bringing a guest.
Dues are $60 for the first year and $40 per year to renew thereafter.
Dues can be paid online with a credit card or PayPal, in person at any event via cash, check, credit card or PayPal. Checks may also be mailed to: P.O. Box 23316, Santa Barbara, CA 93121.
Normally, it takes 30 days or less for your application to be approved. Our volunteer board of directors meets once per month to review applications and attend to club business. However, depending on when you submitted your application, it may take 60 days or more to review your application. No board meetings are held in December or January. If you have questions about your application, please contact membership@sbypc.org or contact your board sponsor. If your application has been delayed, it may be because you did not meet one or more of the requirements for membership.
Yes, we welcome you to attend our events at member price once you’ve submitted an application. Simply introduce yourself at the check-in desk and let us know that you’ve already submitted an application.

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