The annual subscriptions for membership of the OBC are now due.
At the AGM in January, it was agreed that the annual subs would remain at $70.
For those members we hold email addresses for, you should have received an email from the OBC, requesting payment. For others, we have posted the request for payment to you. If you received a letter (rather than an email), it would indicate that we don’t have your current email address. We have done a lot of work in updating our database of contact details, but we need your help to complete this, so please advise us of your contact details by emailing us at email@example.com.
Owners of property in the southern end are required to be members of the Omaha Beach Residents Society (‘OBRS’), and pay an annual membership fee. This fee incorporates the OBC subscription, which the OBRS pays to the OBC. However those in the northern end will be contacted by the OBC, and billed for the annual subscription, which they are requested to pay direct to the OBC.
The annual sub helps us to pay for the security services, production of the Newsletters to keep you informed as to what’s happening in Omaha, plus a range of other community initiatives (such as the unitary plan submissions undertaken), which benefit us all. In addition, the OBC lobby Council on your behalf and costs can be incurred in doing this. The OBC also undertakes major projects, such as the long planned footpath project (from the Roundabout to the Community Centre, installing an AED Defibrillator at the South Surf Tower etc, and funds are required for these projects. Non payment of subs affects our ability to pay for the security services provided by Insite Security, and updating the technology such as security cameras, which seem to be more in need as the years go on. The benefits of the security patrols undertaken for us by Insite Security, and the cameras, are clearly evident – as those that attended the AGM would have heard, and as noted in the recent post on the burglary that took place, and where the offenders were located.
The OBC committee members are all volunteers, and receive no remuneration – being happy to give of their time and abilities to continue to make Omaha a great place.