Oct. 14th Membership Meeting – Voting, Assessment and Dues
How do I get a ballot?
Ballots are available in the GM’s office, pro shop, and via email to be printed and returned in person (contact GM’s office to request email). Ballots will also be available at the membership meeting October 14.
Who is eligible to vote?
Per our Bylaws you must be a member in good standing in order to vote. Your account must be no more than 60 days past due. (All charges through July 31st must be paid.) Honorary members are not allowed to vote per the bylaws. There is one vote per membership. The ballot requires the member name, member number, date, and the name of the signer if the signer is not the member.
Example: Dick and Jane are married and the membership is under Jane’s name. Jane votes yes and Dick remits a ballot voting no. Jane’s ballot is counted and Dick’s is not. If Dick casts the only ballot, the vote will count.
Can I vote online?
No. Ballots must be mailed to the club, dropped off in the GM’s office, or brought to meeting.
When is the voting deadline?
Voting will close on Friday, October 16 at noon.
When will the results be announced?
Friday afternoon on October 16.
Will there be a remote option for the membership meeting?
We are currently working on a remote or virtual way to attend the meetings and hope to have an announcement on this soon. At the meeting, we will open all three upstairs ballrooms to allow for maximum social distancing.
Does the assessment and dues increase apply to all membership categories?
Yes. The only exception is Honorary members. Honorary members pay no dues and their assessments are voluntary per the bylaws.
When is the assessment due and are there any payment options?
If you are a member on January 1, 2021, the first year assessment is due by January 31, 2021. You may pay the 2021 assessment in a lump sum ($1,500) or finance it monthly on your NCC statement. Should you opt to pay the assessment monthly, you will be charged $125 plus a $10 carry-fee. The carry-fee does not apply to the assessment balance. The total monthly payment will be $135. You may pay off the balance of the yearly assessment at any time during the year.
Monthly Finance Example: Member opts to pay monthly but decides to pay the full balance on May 1.
The member pays, via his/her monthly invoice, $135 for four months. The carry-fee does not apply to the $1,500 assessment so the member has paid a total of $500 toward the assessment. The pay-off amount is $1,000.
Is there a discount if I pay my entire 3-year assessment up front?
Yes. A 5% discount will apply to the $4,500 assessment for those members who pay the full assessment by January 31, 2021. The lump sum payment is $4,275.
What if I am on leave of absence (LOA)?
The assessment applies to all Members of Record as of January 1, 2021. The assessment for 2021 is due when you return to active member status.
What if I am no longer a member of NCC (relocation, resignation, etc…) after January 1, 2021?
The assessment applies to all Members of Record as of January 1, 2021. The assessment, or balance of the assessment if you pay monthly, is due upon your resignation.
What is the Audit Committee?
The Audit committee was formed in 2020 to review the financial health of our club. It is comprised of non-board members along with the Treasurer of the Board of Directors. They will present their project financing findings and recommendations at the membership meeting on October 14.