THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF BOAT OWNERS

Monday, October 23, 2017

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Consult (verb) NABO News editor considers consultation

This is the Editorial from the April NABO News

In  the April issue (of NABO News) CRT features promi­nently, not always for the right reasons: it seems to be increas­ingly confused between what consti­tutes consultation with its ‘custom­ers’—boaters like you and me—and what is a simple reporting of devel­opments. Many, if not most, boaters are still unaware of the detail of what CRT is about and what its policies are, so I welcome the boaters’ meet­ings that are taking place all over the country by Head of Boating, Sally Ash, and Trustee, John Dodwell.

NABO updates policy document

NABO Council has recently reviewed the NABO policy document, to bring it up to date and relevant for the current boater issues. For long term members there will be no surprises, as the content reflects what NABO has  been saying for many years. For those new to NABO, or thinking about joining, it tells a little of what the Assocition stands for. NABO welcomes healthy debate on these issues.

Update of NABO policies

NABO Policies
NABO Council develops policies from time to time and these form the basis of our consultation with
navigation authorities and other user groups. These are reviewed in consultation with the membership
and are therefore the nearest we can get to a consensus of opinion within our Association.

NABO subscriptions to increase

The basic NABO an­nual subscription rate will increase by £10 mak­ing the full membership rate £25 per annum. The rates for the other class­es of membership will also increase accordingly and in these uncertain times, we have decided to abolish life membership.

COUNCIL NOMINATIONS

All members are reminded that nominations are due for the next Council and we really need some extra help this year as well as "new blood" as the Chairman has called it.

 

Nomination forms are in each copy of NABO News which everyone should have had throgh the post - however should you not wish to use that form you can open and print it from the on line edition - just use the normal links.

 

Nominations should be with me by 14th October - and all will be posted on the site following this - together with any special requests for resolutions for the AGM. Please let me know if you have any?

 

Richard Carpenter

General Secretary