NAMI Cape Cod & The Islands is a grassroots organization whose membership
consists of family members and friends of people with mental illness, those with
mental illness, and mental healthcare professionals.
Members may join the organization at the local level (NAMI Cape Cod) with a
dues payment which secures membership at the state and national level as
well as locally. Membership is paid annually.
JOIN NAMI CAPE COD & THE ISLANDS :
1. To join NAMI Cape Cod & The Islands, click the link at bottom
of this page for membership form and send the completed form
with payment to 5 Mark Lane, Hyannis, MA 02601.
2. Click here to JOIN ONLINE. Make sure you specify NAMI CAPE COD
as your local affiliate to join at the local level. If you wish to also make
a donation to NAMI Cape Cod & The Islands, see below to keep your
3. Joining NAMI Cape Cod & The Islands also gains you membership in
NAMI, our national organization and NAMI Massachusetts, our state
MAKE A DONATION:
Please make all donations payable to NAMI Cape Cod & The Islands and mail to:
5 Mark Lane
Hyannis, MA 02601
(An online donation function will be coming soon with our new website)
WE THANK YOU FOR YOUR KINDNESS AND SUPPORT!
NAMI Cape Cod & The Islands Bylaws Rewrite:
As you know, the board of directors has approved proposed new bylaws for our
organization as drafted by an ad hoc committee tasked with writing them. This
stemmed from the desire to (1) have our bylaws follow recommendations contained
in the NAMI Standards of Excellence (an initiative to promote more structure and
uniformity among affiliates); (2) to incorporate language for Massachusetts nonprofits
as recommended by the law firm of Ropes & Gray (provided at the request of NAMI
Massachusetts); and (3) to update the bylaws to better reflect how our organization
will function going forward.
This is an important step and member input is highly encouraged. Prior to the meeting,
current members are urged to review both the proposed bylaws and the current bylaws
(see links below).
A member meeting is scheduled for February 13, 2014 (cancelled due to weather,
new date TBD) at which a discussion of the proposed bylaws will be held. If there
are no or only minimal changes to the bylaws as proposed then a vote for approval
will be held. If changes are more significant then a revised draft will be provided for
approval at a later meeting.
We strongly urge all members to give this matter proper attention. Any member wishing
to comment on the proposed bylaws prior to the meeting may send them to Ron Holmes,
Executive Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 5 Mark Lane, Hyannis, MA 02601.
We thank those who have already done so.
Thank you for your attention to this important matter. As we continue to grow, the new
bylaws will aid us greatly with how we function as an organization which will enable us to
better serve the needs of our community.
NAMI CC&I Board of Directors
NAMI Cape Cod & The Islands Membership Form (PDF File)
NAMI Cape Cod & The Islands Proposed Bylaws (PDF File)
NAMI Cape Cod & The Islands Current Bylaws (PDF File)