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TopFebruary 26, 2010
For boaters who wish to join us this year, as well as current DPBA members, we are suspending the collection of dues for the balance of 2010.  We are taking this action for 3 main reasons:
1. To say the least, these are tough economic times.  We boaters need and deserve a break!
2. Due to very careful spending, as well as by successfully avoiding costly legal expenses, we have sufficient funds on hand to carry us through 2010.  (That of course could change later, and if so, we'll deal with it then.)
3. To greatly reduce the cost and effort associated with doing staggered renewals, we want to get the entire membership on a calendar year dues plan.  (Why do the same things 12 times?) 
Here's how the plan works
Memberships expiring after December 31, 2009 but on/before December 31, 2010 will come up for renewal on January 1, 2011.  Memberships expiring after December 31, 2010 but on/before December 31, 2011 will come up for renewal on January 1, 2012.  Existing two and five-year memberships will expire on December 31st of their renewal year
Going forward starting next year, membership renewal reminders will be sent during January and unpaid renewals will become delinquent on March 1st.  Membership card updates will be sent to all members in good standing during March each year.
So How Do I Get The No Dues Special?
Lifetime and five year members are all set.  You need to do nothing.  Two year members need to do nothing as well, unless you expired before last December 31st.
For all others to take advantage of this Special Plan you must complete the Membership Application form below by joining or updating your current information.

If you have questions or concerns please don't hesitate to contact us by Email or just give us a call at (949) 485-5656.
We continue to appreciate your support and look forward to a bright future for all Dana Point Harbor boaters. 
Your Board of Directors,
Dana Point Boaters Association
The Dana Point Boaters Association advocates the preservation, enhancement, and expansion of affordable recreational boating resources.  We work to improve the family friendly atmosphere and breadth of water-oriented actives we all enjoy in the harbor.  We serve as the watchdog by ethically protecting the rights of all boaters and representing them when collective action is most effective.  We actively gather information and communicate our views to educate boaters, external interests, and public officials.  We build and maintain constructive, working relationships to achieve common goals with other harbor stakeholders.  We will pass on our harbor to the next generation of recreational boaters in better condition than it is today.
Questions should be directed by email to (  Or call us at (949) 485-5656 and leave a voice mail and we'll get back to you soon.

Dana Point Boaters Association
P.O. Box 461
Dana Point, CA  92629