If you wish to join, a membership application should be completed and handed to a committee member, along with your joining fee. Your application will be considered at the next committee meeting and you will be advised by letter if you have been accepted.
Every new member is a Provisional member for the first 12 months; this means that you have almost all the same rights and responsibilities as Full members, except that you cannot vote at general meetings of the club, own or build a permanent building on a site or sit on the committee.
Privacy Act information and Advice for Prospective Members can be found here.
Hawkes Bay Naturist Club is a registered Incorporated Society owned and run by our members. General meetings allow members to elect our Officers and committee, decide on rule changes and discuss their ideas and concerns. Our committee meets monthly and corresponds by email whenever else necessary to manage day to day club affairs. All members are welcome to attend these meetings except when confidential matters are being discussed.
Our social team organises events throughout the year, such as mid-winter Christmas dinners, Easter and Halloween parties, as well as themed pot luck dinners, games nights and competitions. We also meet in the clubhouse for afternoon tea every Sunday throughout Daylight Saving and monthly on committee meeting weekends in winter.
Because we are a volunteer-run club, working bees are essential to take care of regular maintenance and keep our costs down. Working bees are a great way to get to know other members and enjoy a sense of cameraderie, plus you usually get a free lunch!