Membership

In 2015 we are changing to become a membership based organisation which will enable us to connect more directly with communities and people on the ground. Visit our Membership Area to find out more information on our membership and to download application forms.

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What is CLDC membership?

CLDC is a membership based organisation which connects more directly with communities and people on the ground.

Community and voluntary groups, businesses and interested individuals in Co. Clare who support the ethos of CLDC are invited to become registered members, and if they wish, to participate in electing Directors to the Board. Only community and voluntary groups and businesses can participate in elections.

What are the membership criteria?

For community and voluntary groups

Be in existence for more that 6 months
Be active
Be not-for-profit
Support the CLDC ethos

For businesses

Operate in Co. Clare
Support the CLDC ethos

For individuals

Be resident in or have an active association with Co. Clare
Be at least 15 years of age
Support the CLDC ethos

What are the benefits of membership?

All members will be connected to our information network
Get regular updates on CLDC news and activities
Give feedback and suggestions on what we do
Participate in consultation and research for planning future actions

Community and voluntary group members can participate in Board elections – as voters

Business members can attend the AGM

How do we/I join?

Fill in an application form and send it to us by email or post. You will the be registered as a member.

Where do I get an application form?
Download application forms here or request a form by emailing members@cldc.ie

How do we/I get involved in CLDC elections?

Applications for membership are open on a continuous basis. Only members who are registered with CLDC as a community and voluntary group or as a business can participate in the election process.

If your community group or business wants to have someone elected to the Board
When there is an election a nomination form must be sent to us by email or post by the deadline. Once we have all the nominations, we will send you a ballot paper with a deadline for return.

If your community group or business doesn’t want to be elected/nominated but does want to vote
We will send you a ballot paper so that you can have a say in who is elected from your membership sector.