The board of directors for NMMA Canada recently announced they have voted to mirror the membership dues schedule and membership year of the NMMA.
The new dues year will be phased in with NMMA Canada members following a shortened (eight-month) dues period starting October 1, 2008, followed by a full, 12-month period in June 2009. This phase-in period will bring Canadian members on par with the membership year of the NMMA.
According to Sara Anghel, vice-president of government relations for NMMA Canada, benefits of the new dues scheduling for NMMA Canada members include cost savings in membership fees while also enabling members to access benefits that were not available under the previous structure.
“Benefits include an increased focus on government relations in Ottawa, free access to the NMMA Member Roster and Trade List services, free or discounted statistics including the Boating Abstract and ICOMIA's industry statistics report, and access to member specific industry e-newsletters, such as Currents, Boating News Net and Washington Wave,” said Anghel.
Additionally, NMMA Canada members can now begin collecting member points, which are used during the booth space allocation process for the Miami International Boat show, and NMMA trade events including Marine Aftermarket Accessory Trade Show (MAATS) and International Boatbuilders' Exhibition & Conference (IBEX).
“NMMA is pleased to align our association in an effort to utilize existing resources and provide an even stronger voice from the North American recreational boating industry” says NMMA president Thom Dammrich.
For more information on how to become a member of NMMA Canada contact (905) 951-4047.