The North American Model Boating
Association is pleased to announce the launch of our new Membership
Portal. This portal is the result of three years of development and
planning by NAMBA to bring a whole new range of online services to
our members. This began as an initiative by Robert Holland in 2012
to greatly enhance and develop NAMBA's online presence and ability
to provide services to its members online. This included online
membership registration and renewals, social media and website
Better Faster Easier
So what is the NAMBA
Membership Portal? The portal provides members the ability for NAMBA
members to apply or renew their memberships, site insurance, and
race sanctions, as well as register their clubs and vote online.
This system is the next generation of the online registration system
that was developed and launched in 2012. Due to the overwhelming
success of these services, NAMBA has invested heavily in the new
Membership Portal to further that mission. The portal will provide
members the ability to do all their business with NAMBA, including
paying their fees, online in the most expedient and efficient manner
You can access the new
Membership Portal by going to the NAMBA webpage and clicking the
"Member's Portal" link at the top of the page.
Important: If you were a member of NAMBA on September 1st, 2015, an
account was already created for you and you do not need to create a
new account. You just need to get your password by clicking
your password" link in the upper right corner of the logon
screen. Your account password will then be emailed to you.
The first time you visit the Membership
Portal as a new member you will be required to setup a new account by clicking on
"Let's Get Started". Here you will create the new primary record for
you. Later you will be able to add additional family members to your
record. As the primary member your account will be used to manage
the accounts for the rest of your family. Be sure to fill out all
information completely and accurately. When you are all done don't
forget to pay your fees using PayPal. Remember you do not have to
have a PayPal account to be able to pay with PayPal, PayPal will
allow you to pay with a credit/debit card or even and electronic
Boaters can apply for and renew their
memberships online and pay their fees using PayPal.
Members can register their clubs,
apply for site insurance and race sanctions online again using
Members can update and maintain their
personal information with NAMBA real-time, including changing their
Members can request NAMBA numbers
online and automatically have their NAMBA number changed when
approved by the NAMBA Secretary.
Members can easily vote for District
Directors, officers, and rule changes online.
Guests can apply for a ï¿½Single Event
Insuranceï¿½ online allowing them to have insurance coverage for a
single specified NAMBA event.
Can I still mail my membership
application and check if I do not want to sign up online? Yes, for
the 2016 season you will still be able to mail in your membership
applications. However you will not officially be a member and
covered by NAMBA insurance until the NAMBA office receives and
processes your application. Your membership is active immediately
upon receiving payment notification from PayPal if you do it online.
I do not have or use a computer. How
does this affect me? It is important to the future of NAMBA and its
members that we make this transition in order to provide higher
levels of services to our members. Please ask a friend or family
member to aid you in using this new system. The NAMBA Secretary and
our Director of IT are always available and willing to help.
Why do you ask for my date of birth?
NAMBA uses that information for the purposes of confirming
eligibility for various membership types and we like to send you
In my information secure? Yes, your
information is protected on our website and we do not share this
information with any third party organization outside of NAMBA.
What are the other ï¿½Club Optionsï¿½ in
the portal? The ï¿½Club Optionsï¿½ allow you to register or renew your
club with NAMBA each year. If you are not an official of a club
authorized to register your club with NAMBA then these options do
not mean anything to you. However if you are an authorized officer
of a club and wish to register your club, the ï¿½Club Optionsï¿½ allow
you to register a club, apply for a sanctioned race, and apply for
What is an SEI? Single Event
Insurance is used when a visiting or non-NAMBA boater would like to
participate in a single NAMBA event. It can only be used
for one event and can only be used once per year per person. If a
boater would like to participate in additional events they must
purchase a full membership. An SEI does not convey any other
membership benefits except insurance for a single event.
How does voting work on the portal
and can I still vote with a paper? The fall 2015 election will be
the last election that you can vote with a paper ballots. We will be
accepting both paper and electronic ballots through the portal. YOU
CANNOT VOTE ONLINE AND SEND IN A PAPER BALLOT.
If you send in a paper ballot and vote online also, your vote
must be disallowed as we cannot determine which ballot is correct.
Can everyone in my family vote? All
current NAMBA members are eligible to vote. If you vote online using
the portal you will be asked which NAMBA member is voting and the
voting will be for that member. Additional members can then go in
and cast their votes.
Can I change my vote if I change my
mind? As long as voting is still open you can go back in for any
member under your account and change your vote. Once the voting is
closed there is no way to change your vote.
For more information about NAMBA, or for a membership application, contact:
NAMBA International, C/O Al Waters, 162 Avenida Chapala, San Marcos, CA. 92069 (760) 522-9138 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.