Membership Information and News
Welcome to the Moody Owners Association membership area – this is where you can learn about how we run the association and tell me some of your news which I will pass on to the Compass Magazine editor or Website editor. Contact me here.
Most online processes are manual, so don’t forget to give me a day or two to process your request. Remember, sometimes I go sailing and processing times can increase considerably
Overall we have a good number of members who represent some 50% of the Moody fleet. In addition we have over 100 Temporary members, many of whom will hopefully buy a Moody and move to Full membership. So the Association is in a healthy position and interest in the Moody marque continues to be strong.
We have three membership classes. Full membership is for members who own a Moody yacht. Full membership enables you to access all of the information we have about Moody yachts held in our information exchange. For those who are looking to purchase a Moody boat we have temporary membership. This lasts a year, it is then cancelled and you have to reapply to renew it. But if you have subsequently purchased a Moody yacht it is easily converted to full membership – see our update membership page accessible from the membership menu above. We also have a guest membership category. This is free but it has significant limitations on its duration and the information you can view – see joining options on the menu item above.
When joining you will be asked to pay the first year subsciption by debit or credit card. After this for subsequently years our preferred method of payment is by direct debit as this enables changes in membership fees to be automatically updated, but if this is not suitable for you then we can accept payment by standing order. For this method of payment you will need to update your standing order from time to time to reflect changes in memberhip fee. If the standing order is not udated then you will receive a reminder to pay the difference between the order and the current fees. For overseas members our systems can usually accept payment in your local currency.
We ask for annual payment to be made promptly when due. If payment is not made then you will receive a reminder from the membership secretary. If payment is still not made then membership will be lapsed and you will lose access to the members area of the websites.
If you have been a FULL member, you can continue your membership, even though you no longer have a boat. This enables you to continue to receive the Compass magazine, and to keep in contact with your friends in the branches and their activities.
Howard Weeks, Membership Registrar
When you apply to join the MOA a personal login to the Information Exchange server is created. The username is assigned by the system and the applicant selects a password. The username is not case sensitive and may contain spaces and additional characters, so real names are used. If you have a name that is already taken we can add a number, such as “John Doe2”, or better still add a middle initial such as “John J Doe”. If we come across a conflict in naming, I will write to you and ask if you would like a number added or if you have a middle initial that we can use.
Updating your details
Members Handbook is available for download
You can find these by clicking here
Please remember that use of these membership lists is limited to personal and private use by members only.
No company, society or commercial enterprise has access to them and if you, as a member, run or are associated with such an enterprise you are specifically barred from using the lists for commercial purposes.