Types of Members

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Here’s a full explanation of the two types of BNIA memberships available. The majority of our members are “full” members (about 220 annually); the smaller component is our “associate” members, numbering about 50 in 2022.

Full Members

Each property owner in Bayfield-Nares can become a Full Member of the BNIA (and so can non-property owners). Co-owners (usually spouses) of a property can share a Full membership.

Associate Members

We encourage family members who are not property owners to become associate members or full members. You cannot be an Associate Member without an affiliation to a Full Member. (Associate membership is designed to introduce younger family members to the benefits of the BNIA, at a discounted rate, on the assumption that they may one day become owners, and full members.)

Membership Costs

Here are the annual dues payable to the BNIA to cover membership:

Dues are payable once per calendar year. We encourage all members to pay promptly upon receiving their notice in January of each year, and definitely before the summer season. Your membership applies to a calendar year, not for a 12-month period after you pay your dues.

Tip: we offer an early bird rate of $75 for full members who renew in December. Watch for the notification in your email, in late November.