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.

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

Now is the time for you to join the dedicated souls that make up NABO Council and stand for election for 2012–2013, so you can have even more say in what we do. The AGM is to be held on Saturday 17 November 2012.

The AGM takes place at Stafford Boat Club on Saturday 12th November commencing at 10.30pm - venue open from 10am for Tea and Coffee.

Now is the time for you to stand for Council 2011-2012....