In addition with its long term fundraising strategies, Namaste Radio is also initiating other measures like memberships (family and individual) and other special events. Namaste Radio has realized that participation of the community is vital to its growth. To incorporate participation and reap its benefits; Namaste Radio is in the process of being registered as a charity organization. Greater community support and a general membership process help leverage internal and external funds. It also helps to improve the quality of programs.
Thus Namaste Radio is seeking the support of Nepalese families and individuals to join as members and contribute CAD 20.00 a year for general membership. The idea behind this is that every family or person who becomes a member will take initiative in caring for Namaste Radio. It is also seeking financial support from Nepalese community organizations in North America. Namaste Radio acknowledges the fact that Nepalese organizations in North America are interdependent and need to support each other on issues of importance to realize full potential in our society and grow in the North American economy at large. We are hopeful it will generate a dialogue between Namaste Radio and the Nepalese community and help ensure trust, make it easy to conduct elections in 2007, improve the quality of its program, develop reliable financial inflow and improve long term sustainability.
Vote and elect board members in general election and become a board member
Participate in opinion surveys to depict listeners choice
Participate in 2007 summer elections after which the board will be a elected one
Receive discounts from sponsor businesses
Certificate of membership and avail reference for various purposes
Individual and Family birthday announcement on our Saturday broadcast (let us know by Thursday)
Article 3 of NNCAs By-Laws Membership
3 1. Qualification
Any person subscribing to the purpose of NNCA or Namaste Radio and paying the membership fees fixed up by the Board of Directors shall be deemed a Member in good standing of NNCA, subject to the provisions of this Article 3. There shall be the following classes of membership: general, honorary and life, as defined in Rules and Regulations. Membership shall be non-transferable.
3 2. Renewal
General membership is on annually renewal basis. It can simply be done paying applicable fee to the organization before the date of expiry. Failing to do so, results in natural termination of membership.
3 3. Revocation
The Board of Directors, by two-thirds of majority at a meeting duly called at which a quorum is present, may revoke the membership of any Member not felt to working in the interest of the organization.
Membership shall lapse upon non-payment of renewal fees in time.
3 4. Duties
It shall be the duty of every Member to:
participate in AGM
elect the Board of Directors
have his or her current addresses registered with the Secretary
keep the Secretary or Joint Secretary updated about changes of his/her address or information