Letter from the Membership Committee
Thank you for your support of the National Tribal Gaming Commissioners/Regulators (NTGCR) organization throughout 2018. We would like to invite you to renew your membership with NTGCR for 2019. NTGCR promotes cooperative relationship among commissioners and regulators of Tribal gaming enterprises and other organizations. It also promotes regulatory standards, methods of operation, educational seminars and other activities, through the exchange of ideas and information, for the mutual benefit of all concerned. NTGCR gives you the opportunity to network with tribal regulators from across Indian Country.
The Mission of NTGCR is to, “Promote cooperative relationships among the commissioners/regulators of tribal gaming enterprises and other organizations; Promote exchange of thoughts, information and ideas which foster regulatory standards and enforcement that lead to consistent regulatory practices and methods of operations among the NTGCR members.”
In November 2018, NTGCR held its inaugural NTGCR Regulatory Academy. The certification program was a success with over 80 participants representing 23 Tribal Gaming Commissions. The NTGCR Regulatory Academy contained up-to-date and relevant information on the regulation of Tribal gaming from the perspective of current Tribal Gaming Regulators. As there was a waiting list to attend the inaugural event, the NTGCR Board of Directors is looking forward to the 2019 Regulatory Academy. Invitations to the next Regulatory Academy will be sent to Member Tribes. We hope to see you there!
More great things are coming in 2019 as new Task Forces are being developed. These will be introduced to the membership in 2019 and volunteers will be welcomed to be part of the team. What a great way to be involved and work with other commissioners and regulators at a National level!
Please keep in mind that renewals are due January 1, 2019. The Tribal Membership Application is attached and may be filled out electronically for your convenience. Please print the completed form and submit with the annual membership due.
The NTGC/R Membership Committee:
Bernadette Maestas, Member
Cori Blaschke, Member
Dawn Reiter, Member
Annual membership dues are assessed on all current members as well as on new applicants. The amounts of the annual dues are as follows:
Membership Dues Structure:
Non-Gaming Tribes & Class II (only) - $250.00
Class III Gaming Tribes - $500.00
Dues are payable upon submission of the initial application and on the first day of January thereafter. Dues must be paid in full to obtain and maintain all benefits as members of the NTGCR.
As a member of NTGCR, your Tribe will receive all NTGCR publications, meeting notices, and action alerts. You will also be eligible to receive discounts on registration fees for NTGCR seminars, meetings, and trade show booth space. The association membership designations are as follows:
A Tribal gaming regulatory body as designated by its respective governing body.
Each approved member tribe will have one vote, to be cast by their designated representative.
Any other commissioners or regulators approved for membership shall be recognized as associate members. Associate members are eligible to serve on committees as approved or directed by the NTGCR Board of Directors.