BECOMING A MEMBER
Membership Application Process
Individuals or organizations interested in membership shall submit an official NAOBI-DC membership application either on paper or online with the appropriate fee and documentation.
The Membership of the Chapter shall be comprised of five (5) categories: Full, Student, Supporting, Organizational and Honorary. A member in Good Standing” shall be defined as anyone who has paid their dues at least thirty (30) days prior to any General Body Business Meeting.
Full Member – $25/yr.
A person currently providing interpreting services on a full or part time basis. Each Full Member in “Good Standing” of the organization shall have ONE (1) vote at any General Body Business Meeting, General Body Election, or any voting process.
Student Member – $15/yr.
Any individual currently enrolled in any class, (not limited to interpreting classes) program or school. Student members are NOT entitled to a vote but are able to hold selected Committee Chair positions or Ad-hoc positions as deemed appropriate by the Board.
Supporting Member – $15/yr.
Any individual supporting the purpose, mission and vision of NAOBI-DC. Supporting members are NOT entitled to a vote but are able to hold selected Committee Chair or Ad-hoc positions as deemed appropriate by the Board.
Organizational Member – $50/yr.
Any organization supporting the purpose, mission and vision of NAOBI-DC. Organizational members are NOT entitled to a vote, but anyone (1) organizational representative is able to hold selected Committee Chair positions or Ad-hoc positions as deemed appropriate by the Board.
Honorary Membership – when applicable
At the discretion of the President, and upon approval of the Board, Honorary Membership shall be conferred upon any individual for any reason deemed appropriate by the Board. Honorary members are NOT entitled to a vote, but anyone (1) honorary member is able to hold selected Committee Chair positions or Ad-hoc positions as deemed appropriate by the Board.
Membership Year and Dues
The membership year for NAOBI-DC will commence on January 1st and terminate on December 31st.
Dues must be paid at least thirty (30) days prior to any meeting where organizational business is conducted. Payments received after October 31st will be applied to the next year’s assessment. If dues are paid at the end of the year, membership is applicable to the next year. The board has the authority to conduct a vote to establish or amend the amount for annual membership dues as deemed appropriate.
Log in to your account and select the “e-Voting” tab which is denoted by a checkmark enclosed by a square box. This can also be found underneath the “Member Portal” dropdown in the menu bar.
Creating a member account will grant you exclusive access to e-voting, organizational minutes and other member-only content. It will also allow you to appear in our Member Directory.
Step 1: Register New Account
To register a new NAOBI DC account, visit naobidc.org/register. Complete the required fields, select your membership level and check the re-captcha box to confirm you’re not a robot. Select the “Register” button and you’re half way there!
Step 2: Activate Account
You will then receive an email to the address you provided asking you to activate your account. Upon activation, you’ll receive one final email confirming your account is ready to go.
Step 3: Complete Member Profile
Now it’s time to complete your member profile. Completing your profile is key to ensuring those needing interpreters are able to find you in our Member Directory.
Log in to your account so you see your name in the menu bar. Selecting the dropdown menu next to your name – or hover over your name if viewing on a desktop – and click “View/Update Profile”. At the top of the page you will see a gear – click that gear to complete your profile information making sure to select the checkmark at the top to commit the changes.
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Ready to become a NAOBIan? Complete our online application or contact firstname.lastname@example.org to submit an alternate form of payment.
Minutes can only be viewed by members who are logged into their account. Once you log in your name will appear in the menu bar at the top of the page. Click the dropdown arrow next to your name – or hover over your name if you’re viewing the desktop version – until you see “Member Portal”. Click on the dropdown arrow and you will see “View Minutes“.