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WAC 314-52-115

Advertising by clubs—Signs.

(1) Clubs shall not engage in any form of soliciting or advertising which may be construed as implying that the club operates a premises open to the public, or that social functions at which club liquor may be consumed, are open to the public. Clubs that provide lunch or dinner to the public may advertise but must specify no liquor service is available.
(2) Clubs and/or their auxiliary organizations may advertise social or other club events to their membership through the public media under the following conditions:
(a) Advertising must be clearly directed to their membership only;
(b) Advertising cannot be construed as implying that the general public is welcome to attend; and
(c) Advertising club functions with placards placed for public viewing shall be governed by (a) and (b) of this subsection.
(3) Advertising may be directed to the public generally in connection with events of special public interest under provisions set forth in WAC 314-40-080(3).
(4) A private club may hold a public membership function as outlined in WAC 314-40-040(6). The function must be advertised as a membership drive.
(5) Clubs shall not advertise the events held with the nonclub event endorsement per RCW 66.24.425(3).
(6) Clubs desiring to have radio or television broadcasts originating from their licensed premises may do so provided:
(a) Such broadcasts consist only of entertainment or other matter which is in the public interest and may not contain:
(i) Any announcement of opening or closing hours;
(ii) Any invitation to visit the club; or
(iii) Any statement which may be construed as advertising or any implication that the club is operated as a public place.
(b) The only reference to the club during such broadcasts shall be limited to a statement at the opening and closing of the program as originating from the club quarters.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 66.08.030, 66.08.060, and 66.28.010. WSR 10-06-122, § 314-52-115, filed 3/3/10, effective 4/3/10. Statutory Authority: RCW 66.08.030, 15.88.030, 19.126.020, 66.04.010, 66.08.180, 66.16.100, 66.20.010, 66.20.300, 66.20.310, 66.24.150, 66.24.170, 66.24.185, 66.24.200, 66.24.206, 66.24.210, 66.24.230, 66.24.240, 66.24.244, 66.24.250, 66.24.375, 66.24.380, 66.24.395, 66.24.400, 66.24.420, 66.24.425, 66.24.440, 66.24.450, 66.24.455, 66.24.495, 66.24.540, 66.28.010, 66.28.040, 66.28.050, 66.28.170, 66.28.180, 66.28.190, 66.28.200, 66.28.310, 66.44.190, 66.44.310, 66.98.060 and 82.08.150. WSR 98-18-097, § 314-52-115, filed 9/2/98, effective 10/3/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 66.08.030. WSR 94-06-022, § 314-52-115, filed 2/22/94, effective 3/25/94. Statutory Authority: RCW 66.08.030 and 66.98.070. WSR 82-17-031 (Order 108, Resolution No. 117), § 314-52-115, filed 8/11/82. Statutory Authority: RCW 66.08.030, 66.08.060 and 66.98.070. WSR 80-09-078 (Order 73, Resolution No. 82), § 314-52-115, filed 7/18/80; Order 46, § 314-52-114 (codified as WAC 314-52-115), Rule 126.5, filed 6/9/76; Order 10, § 314-52-114, Rule 126.5, filed 10/27/70, effective 11/27/70. Formerly WAC 314-40-090 (part), Rule 111, filed 6/13/63.]
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