WHO IS ELIGIBLE FOR FIELD PASSES?
Only Sea Hawker members who belong to a chapter that is in good standing (no trial chapters) and the member is also in good standing. What is GOOD STANDING? I asked that question at the last full Central Council Meeting. According to the 2019 Bylaws.
ARTICLE II – GENERAL PROVISIONS
Membership and Structure
All members must be in good standing. Members are deemed to be in good standing when all of the following conditions are met:
It is not the Central Councils responsibility to decide what the term MEMBER IN GOOD STANDING means in each chapter bylaws.
If you are requesting a field pass for a member, they cannot bring a guest that is not a Sea Hawker.
Members who live within the 50-mile radius of Seattle and are asking for a Field Pass from an AWAY CHAPTER, that is outside the 50-mile radius, THEY ARE NOT ELIGIBLE FOR A FIELD PASS. If you live within the geographical area of a Home Chapter than you must join a Home Chapter, follow their guidelines and request the field pass from the home chapter. Away members fly or drive a long way to come to the games. THE FIELD PASS IS A PRIVILEGE NOT A RIGHT, (EACH FIELD PASS COSTS $350.00 THEY ARE PROVIDED TO THE SEA HAWKERS BY THE SEAHAWKS AND CAN BE TAKEN AWAY AT ANY TIME.
When you join a local home chapter than you can participate with YOUR fellow local Sea Hawkers to work for the betterment of the community. That is what a Sea Hawker is about.
HOW FIELD PASSES ARE DISTRIBUTED:
It is expected by the Team that AWAY CHAPTERS get priority for Field Passes since they are normally flying into the area or driving a long distance, maybe they are coming from CA maybe Montana or Arizona or Europe, these are examples.
I try to accommodate the number of requested Field Passes as I feel is fair. The chapter members flying in from Europe will get more passes to games than the US Away Chapters and Home Chapters, they typically come as a group.
I send out the first Field Pass email to the AWAY CHAPTERS first, I wait typically 2 weeks for the requests to start coming in, then I send the email to the HOME CHAPTERS and the AWAY CHAPTERS.
At that point, you should have started asking your members what games they are going to. Typically, most members have looked at the schedule and decided what games they want to go to. Season ticket holders are at every game. I do not suggest that you wait for your meetings to request the field passes. Also, certain games will be more popular than others (this year the popular game is the Ravens as it is the return of ET.) I do not restrict you to a number of passes and I do not need to pick the games for you. I do not micromanage like that. I moderate, If I see one chapter picking a lot, I will let you know your chapter has requested too many passes and other chapters need their opportunity to pick also.
LAST: ALL FIELD PASS RECIPIENTS MUST HAVE THEIR CURRENT MEMBERSHIP CARD WITH THEM WHEN THEY CHECK IN AT TOUCHDOWN CITY. NO CARD NO FIELD PASS.
I do not have access to your membership information and have already asked you when you requested the field pass if they are members, so this is yours and your members' responsibility.
I WILL ASK ONE MORE TIME ALSO PLEASE DO NOT RESPOND TO AN EMAIL THREAD REQUESTING FIELD PASSES, IT JUST BECOMES A MESS IN THE GMAIL, AND IF I MISS YOUR REQUEST BECAUSE IT IS JUMBLED UP WITH OTHERS THAN IT BECOMES A REAL ISSUE.
One last item. I send out an email to all Field Pass Recipients and the chapters that requested the passes before each game, instructing them on time frame and some pretty important things that they need to know, this is why I I ask for their email address and phone numbers. If your chapter has requested Field Passes for the upcoming game and you do not get the email you better reach out to me. I prefer to only deal with 1-chapter rep. Again, DO NOT REPLY TO THE EMAILS CREATE YOUR OWN THREAD.
Thanks so much,