May 10, 2018

MembershipBy Bob Parke AP

Chair National Membership Committee

The Membership Committee submitted a proposal to Excom and the Board of Directors to clearly identify the Qualifications, and standardize First year Membership Fees in accordance to the Bylaws and Regulations of CPS-ECP. This was approved at the April meetings of Excom and the Board of Directors. These new standards come into effect May 1, 2018. This is to assure that, we as members can always answer the question the first time, “What are the benefits of Membership, How do I join, and How Much to Join?”

 

 

MEMBERSHIP QUALIFICATIONS
May 1, 2018

Qualifications for Membership in CPS-ECP
To qualify for membership the person has to:
1) Be nineteen years of age or older, and,
2) Have either a minimum of a PCOC from an accredited course provider in Canada, or
Have successfully completed a course as per the Competency Equivalence Table, or
Have successfully completed any CPS-ECP course, and
3) Pay the required dues.

Membership Dues for New Membership
If a person has never been a member of Canadian Power and Sail Squadrons there are two ways to join and pay the required dues:

Option One:
A person successfully completing a CPS-ECP course may join for a special first year membership fee of $35.00. Renewal for the following years will be at the Membership dues schedule for the squadron which the person is a member of.

Option Two:
A person holding at minimum Canadian Pleasure Craft Operator’s Card, or certification of completion of a course on the Competency Equivalence Table, may join for a first year membership fee of $60.00. Renewal for the following years will be at the Membership dues schedule for the squadron which the person is a member of.

Membership Dues for Renewal (including rejoining after any lapse in membership)
If a person has been a member of CPS-ECP and wishes to renew or rejoin, the dues will be at the individual Squadron Membership dues schedule of the squadron the person is renewing in or rejoining.


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