FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
ARE YOU ACCEPTING NEW MEMBERS?
Yes! We are accepting new members for the 2023 Parade season. Membership begins November 1, 2023. Please refer to our Membership Details drop down box to learn more.
DO I NEED A SPONSOR TO JOIN?
Yes! Each NEW Member, Probationary Member and Guests require a current member sponsor to join.
WHAT IS THE DRESS CODE AND COSTUME REQUIREMENTS?
YKSHM is a PIRATE KREWE!
All of our members and guests are required to dress in appropriate period pirate garb. No casual or street wear is allowed.
WHAT DOES MEMBERSHIP COST?
Dues for the 2023 parade season:
Annual Member- $395.00
Probationary Member- $225
Guest- Guest fees vary by parade
ARE DUES OR GUEST FEES REFUNDABLE?
Membership dues and guest fees are NOT refundable for any reason.
ARE THERE MANDATORY MEETINGS OR VOLUNTEER HOURS?
We have many opportunities to Volunteer and raise money and gifts for local charities including All Children's Hospital, The Spring, Metropolitan Ministries, Support Local Schools and more. Volunteering is exactly that voluntary, it is not mandatory, but it is very popular and supported among our Krewe
There will be a few mandatory meetings that members and guests are required to attend prior to parades, better known as "Bead Drops." Your presence will be required the night before any parade you are attending so you can stock your beads on the float, review parade protocols with our Captain and Security Officer, pick up your mandatory wrist band for the parade route and more.
Beginning in the 2022 Parade Season, YKSHM will require members to sign up for ONE MANDATORY FLOAT CLEAN-UP. Each member will be required to attend at least one float clean up per parade season. The clean up you sign up for will be mandatory for you to attend. A penalty of $200.00 will be assessed to those that do not show up for their required clean up or you may choose the Pay Up or Show Up Option below.
"Pay up or Show Up" option in 2023, will allow a member to pay the $200 fee in lieu of attending a float clean up. This fee will be due Nov. 1, 2023 with membership dues.
If the member fails to show up at their assigned float clean up they will be invoiced the $200 penalty fee. This fee will be due on invoice.
Failure to pay the penalty will result in their membership being revoked.
Float Clean Ups are scheduled the morning after each parade.
DO YOU HAVE SOCIALS AND EVENTS?
Yes, we try to do monthly socials during non parade months. We are also very involved in attending other Krewe events to support our Krewe community.
WHO DO I CONTACT IF I HAVE QUESTIONS?
We have several board members that can help.
WHAT CHARITIES DO YOU SUPPORT?
Each year we change our sponsors, charities and community support.
In 2021 We supported The Spring, Back to School Supplies fund raiser for needing Schools in Hillsborough County.