This is for two people who support the aims and objectives of the Association but currently does not have a boat e.g. is in between boats; is having a new one built; is contemplating buying one for the first time. It is a good way of being in touch and kept up-to-date though NABO News and the other media. There are no voting rights.
As soon as a boat is acquired and the Membership Secretary notified of the details membership may be changed to Full Member (as above).
The family member is of any age who normally boats with and is associated with the individual who has joined as an Associate Member. They are considered to be of the same household/address. There are no voting rights.
Our principal means of communication with our membership is our magazine ‘NABO News’ which is published 6 times per year. Each edition is published shortly after each Council meeting at approximately eight-weekly intervals so that news and information is timely and relevant. For those who cannot access snail mail, it can be downloaded from the web site. We also send out a short email bulletin monthly, to let you know what is happening day to day. We maintain a web site and items of interest and reference are available, and there are links to our Facebook and Twitter accounts.
The Council normally meets at 8 week intervals, in boat clubs in central locations around the country, and all Association members are welcome to attend, and get involved if you wish. The date and locations are published in NABO News and on the web site. Please let us know if you wish to attend. There are no regional meetings or committees but each area of the country has a representative, and you may wish to identify the local member in your area and make contact. Local issues are always important and your regional representative may be able to help. Council and other officers are entirely voluntary being elected at the AGM which is held each November, with venues usually in the Midlands.
Further details of membership are available in the Member handbook. You can download this from the NABO web site at http://nabo.org.uk/index.php/memberslogin/nabo-handbook
You will find all the details about Council members and their responsibilities in this document. To access this you will need to sign in with a user name and password. Normally you would have received an email from the web system for this, but as you did not provide an address, we could not do this. If you would like to see this, do please get in touch.
NABO is primarily a representative body and we do ask that members write, phone, or e-mail to Council members with any problems or views, and we always welcome items for NABO News.