Why should I become a Member of NABA?
NABA was established in 1957 and operates in a manner that supports the 12 Traditions. A corporation was established at the onset which is separate and apart from AA and Al-Anon, and its Board of Directors are AA and Al-Anon members serving without remuneration. Monthly membership contributions are purely and simply a 12th step gesture. It was never the intent of NABA to create a surplus of money or profit. If so, that in itself would destroy its primary goal to serve individuals and their family members recovering from alcoholism.
What are the benefits of being a Member of NABA?
- Knowledge that you are helping to support individuals and their families in their recovery from alcoholism
- Access to a private members-only room in order to meet with sponsees, relax and sip a cup of coffee, or just sit in quiet reflection
- Exclusive access to dedicated, high-speed internet access via password-protected WIFI
- Confidential electronic updates on events and NABA needs
- Being a contributing member to a supportive community and fellowship
Applying for Membership
To apply for membership, please fill out the application and place it in an envelope along with your first month of dues ($25.00) PLUS a one-time non-refundable key fee ($10.00). You may either drop it off in the office slot in the upstairs lobby, or mail it in.
Please make checks payable to NABA. The signatures of a board member AND a member at large are required for application approval. It is advisable that you seek these signatures before you submit your application to avoid delays and/or confusion. Once approved, the key can be picked up during office hours or from a board member. The membership table in the lobby is usually staffed before and after large meetings.