Membership2019-01-22T11:56:32+00:00

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.

Membership Categories

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

Membership Year

The membership year for NAOBI-DC will commence on January 1st and terminate on December 31st.

Annual Dues

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.