Many Nautilus members are concerned about the challenges they face as maritime professionals. If you have ideas for helping meet those challenges, why not stand for the Union's governing body, the Council?
Nominations are now open for members to serve on the Council. A total of 14 seats will be up for election next year and now is the time to get your name registered.
The Council is also the Trustee of the Nautilus Welfare Fund, which is the registered charity administered by Nautilus.
Nautilus Council is made up of serving members like yourself, each elected to serve a four-year term. Twenty-three of the 32 places are reserved for members of the UK branch, eight places are for members of the Netherlands branch, and one from the Swiss branch.
Elections are held on a rolling basis, which normally means that just about half the Council positions come up for election every two years.
Please use the table to check whether there is a vacancy in your category and then go to My Nautilus Members resources section to download the candidate nomination forms.
You will need to get four other full members – also paid-up and from the same national branch as you – to add their names, addresses, membership numbers, signature and date of signing in the appropriate space, to reach head office by the deadline of 1700 hrs on Monday 19 November 2018.
If you can't personally get the signatures of your supporters (they may sail on different ships, for instance), fill in the top half of Form A yourself and send it to head office. Ask your supporters to fill in Form B and send it in separately – both forms must reach head office by 1700 on Monday 19 November 2018.
All eligible full members will be sent the Council election nomination papers by the deadline of 17 September 2018.