Since FCD’s inception in 1989, it was created as a membership-type organization with the aim of engaging and involving local people from all walks of life. Over the years, FCD has also recognized that members can have the power to support conservation issues important for the appropriate development of the country and thus they can become an important voice for defending FCD’s mission.
Presently, the FCD is a membership-based organization that holds an Annual General Meeting (AGM) which serves as the primary governance mechanism to decide the administration of the organization. At this event, members can nominate and elect Board of Directors. The Board of Directors can serve from 4 to 6 years, creating a staggered appointment system that enhances institutionalized continuity at the Board level.
The membership of FCD includes individuals from the communities in the Cayo District that have traditionally been involved in FCD activities, as well as individuals from Belize and abroad who support the organization’s work. From a member’s viewpoint, joining an organization provides an avenue for doing conservation action and a channel for voicing opinions.
FCD has thrived over the years thanks to its membership program. Initially, the only membership category was for students. YEAG members used to pay a membership fee of $5.00 Annually. The level of involvement can vary depending on the age groups, interests, enthusiasm, location, or profession of members.
When you join FCD, you become part of a community dedicated to a conservation movement and in support of FCD’s mission. You will receive special information on the most recent conservation initiatives. As a member, you will also have the following benefits:
Office access to information
Field experiences and expeditions
Adventure trips and eco-tours
Workshops, training, and special events
Social media (radio, TV shows, news, press releases, etc.)
Online Community (Facebook, Linked-in, etc.) and website
Volunteering and internships
Youth group involvement (generally for youths/students)
Join the FCD Tracks by clicking the “Join FCD Today” button under each membership category.
Payments can be made at the FCD Office in San Jose Succotz, Cayo District or online payments can be made at Atlantic Bank Limited, FCD/General, 100176827. For more information, call us at 823-2657 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Payments can be made at the FCD Office in San Jose Succotz, Cayo District or online payments can be made at Atlantic Bank Limited, FCD/General, 100176827. For more information call us at 823-2657 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Use the button to enter your information in our FCD Membership Application at JotForm.
The membership guidelines serve to define the member’s rights, opportunities, responsibilities, and procedures for becoming a member. The guidelines also summarize the purpose, aim, and objectives of the membership program.
Must clearly understand the underlying core values of the organization that involve the conservation and protection of the environment.
Must accept the mission of the organization and be willing to support it.
Seek to engage in FCD-related actions (Relationship + Action).
Participation in the annual general meeting of FCD.
Provide opinions and take action for the improvement of the organization as a whole or in specific aspects.
Actively participate in events that are held by the organization.
Provide feedback on membership satisfaction to improve the membership program.
Support good governance of the organization
Seek strong leadership at the institutional level (Board) through smart voting