NCA MEMBERSHIP 2011-2012
Another year has come and gone which means it is again time for the renewal of NCA membership dues. The NCA receives the vast majority of its income from the voluntary membership dues, community service assessments and donations. NCA membership is $50 per year for one person and $85 for two. Your annual voluntary community service assessment is $125 for the first lot and $25 each additional lot. These monies are used to cooperate with the local associations and organizations to improve or maintain the community, whether it is emergency road repairs, help with the Red Cross or the Clinic, aid for flood victims or other humanitarian needs, dump cleanup, beach and parkland protection, etc. Don’t forget the benefit of the discounted group rate for medical insurance that members receive.

Your prompt payment is appreciated, as is your support for Nosara.
Payment may be paid by mailing a check made payable to Asociacion Civica de Nosara to:
Apdo. 1-5233 Bocas de Nosara
50206 CR
Nicoya, Guanacaste
Costa Rica
Bank transfer to:
Banco Nacional bank account #200-002—013-000835-1 or via SINPE transfer, “cuenta cliente” #15101320010008353,
cedula # 3-002-056509. Please put your lot # or business in “concepto”.

One does not need to be a property owner to become a member of the NCA, just someone who appreciates Nosara.
NOTE: Annual dues and assessment payments do not include payment of your municipal taxes. Nicoya does not send tax bills to owners. It is your responsibility to make sure that your taxes are current. Please contact us if you need help with this process.

ANNUAL GENERAL ASSEMBLY MEETING
The Annual General Assembly Meeting of the NCA will be held January 25, 2011 at 9:00 am at the NCA office. There will be an information meeting on January 11 at 9:00. Please mark your calendars and bring a chair. The main items on the agenda will be the election of a new Board of Directors of the NCA for a one year term, April 1, 2001-March 31, 2012, report of the last year’s work and the approval of the budget. If you are unable to attend the meeting and will be in Nosara some time before this date, you can give your proxy to another member. Proxies are available at the water office or from any current board member. If you are outside of Costa Rica, you must have a proxy notarized by a Costa Rican Consulate. All members of the NCA in good standing are invited to attend the AGM and are eligible to run for the board, so don’t forget to join now. It is a thankless job, but one that needs to be done.

RAINS
October had very little rain, 8.5”, average is 28”, this year but November packed a nasty punch during the first few days, 9.22” in 4 days here and over three feet in the Central Valley. This resulted in Nosara being totally cut off from any access and flooding in town. A major bridge collapsed on the dirt road, landslides occurred on the mountain road and the airport was closed. A boat ride from Samara was the only way in and was braved by several stranded people.
Amazingly, the river crossing was passable within a few days and the Costa Rican government helicoptered in supplies and a Bailey bridge has been installed over the Rio Frio. Www.voiceofnosara.com has details and photos.

WATER
President Rick Walker and the board are doing an excellent job communicating and managing our ASADA. Please continue to pay your “donation” for your water bill if you wish to potable water delivered to your home.

LEGAL
Parklands Dispute-Richmond Phipps has again claimed and now taken possession of over 20 privately owned lots, including two NCA Parklands. Denuncias have been filed and we now await court actions.
Gas Station-The gas station is now operating but its permits are being verified.
John Fraser-The latest audience before a Nicoya judge, November 15, was suspended another time because the court had not “officially” translated the 2005 NCA minutes it subpoenaed in 2007. These are an important part of the case.

EMERGENCY WARNING SYSTEM
The national emergency commission (CNE) and a committee of locals are working together to install a siren to alert residents of emergencies, such as Tsunami, earthquake or fire. It will take the participation of all of Nosara to make this functional. Residents are being asked for a $50 contribution for the construction of the tower and installation of the siren.

CURRENT BOARD OF DIRECTORS
President: Rick Chalmers
Vice President: Marcel Schaerer
Secretary:
Treasurer: Bobbi Johnson
Vocales: Tiffany Atkinson
Remo Britschgi
Fiscal: Peter Burke
Please contact any of the above with questions.

AGM JANUARY 25, 2011-9:00 am
IF YOU WISH TO JOIN BEFORE THE MEETING, PLEASE ARRIVE EARLY.
INFO MEETING JANUARY 11, 2009-9:00 am
THE NCA CARES ABOUT NOSARA, SO SHOULD YOU.

THANK YOU TO OUR NCA BUSINESS MEMBERS

Beach Dog Café
Bermudez Loria Building Company
Boca Nosara Tours
Casa Romantica Hotel & Restaurant
Casa Tucan Hotel & Restaurant
Century 21 R.E. Nosara
Coconut Harry’s Surf Shop
Condominios de las Flores
Condominios las Olas
Corky Carroll’s Surf School
Doctora Kattia Porras, medical doctor
Eco Realty
El Punto Juan Surfo’s
Enchanted Forest Gym
Estancia Hotel & Restaurant
Frog Pad
GiardinoTropicale Hotel & Restaurant
Gilded Iguana Hotel & Restaurant
Guiones Mini Market
Harbor Reef Lodge & Restaurant
Harmony Hotel, Restaurant & Juice Bar
Kayasol Hotel & Restaurant
La Costa Rentals
Lagarta Lodge & Restaurant
Lic. Andres Gonzalez, Attorney
Lodge Vista del Mar
Luna Azul
Nosara B & B
Nosara Beach House Hotel
Nosara Beach Rentals
Nosara Beach Villas
Nosara Home Rentals
Nosara Palma Real Investments
Nosara Quads
Nosara Spanish Institute
Nosara Springs
Nosara Surf Shop
Nosara Sustainable Operations
Nosara Travel & Home Rentals
Nosara Web
Nosara Wildlife Rescue
Nosara Yoga Institute
Nova Development
Proyecto Selvamar
Rancho Congo Hotel
Reef Realty
Reef Travel
Refugio Animales de Nosara
Robin’s Cafe and Ice Cream
Safari Surf School
Sibu Sanctuary
Solo Bueno Hostel
Su Casa Construction
Super Nosara, Grocery & Liquor
Surfing Nosara R.E.
Tica Massage
Tierra Magnifica
Tropicana Discotheque
Villa Mango B&B
Villa Tortuga, House Rental
Villas Canadiense Condo Rentals
Vista Del Parasio Cabinas
Wanderlust Realty

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