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Membership Dues & Program Participation Fee

Membership dues per 6-month cycle

January-June or July-December:

$55 US if joining first 2 months of cycle
$42 US if joining middle 2 months of cycle
$23 US if joining last 2 months of cycle

Program participation fee per 6-month cycle

January-June or July-December:

$55 US if joining first 2 months of cycle
$42 US if joining middle 2 months of cycle
$23 US if joining last 2 months of cycle

 

 

There are two levels of membership in the Family of Women, Supporting Level and Friends Level.  The majority of members also participate in program, which runs on 6-month cycles as indicated above.  Supporting Membership is full membership in the Family of Women with all rights and benefits offered.  Friends Level Membership is an introductory level for women who have not yet completed one of our approved entry events.  These events are experiential weekend seminars intended to introduce women to the foundation of our culture, which is the basis of our interactions as a community.  Details of rights and benefits of each level of membership are described below:

 

Supporting Level of Membership

To become a Supporting Level Member, a woman must:

  • Complete the following Board-approved entry event program:
    • Women's Discovery Weekend presented by the Family of Women
  • Pay all dues and fees required
  • Complete an "Introduction to the Family of Women", which could be any of the following:
    • An orientation program
    • First program session of a new cycle
    • If joining after the first program session, completion of an "Introduction to the Family of Women" within 30 days joining will be equivalent to the first session

Once a woman is officially a member, she can join any programs, which last for 6 months and start on January 1st and July 1st each year.  (A woman may join at any point during the 6-month period.)

A woman may join a variety of programs:

  • Face-to-Face
  • Over-the-Phone
  • Specialty Programming*

*Involves eligibility restrictions and an application processes       

Benefits of Supporting Level Membership:

Once she has become a Supporting Level Member, she is eligible:

  • For all rights of membership
    • Right to vote in all elections
    • Right to examine corporate records
    • For candidacy for Board of Directors of the Family of Women
    • To participate in Leadership Training and other Application Programs
  • Subject to fulfilling requirements:
    • To hold leadership positions
    • To receive Supporting Level Member discounts for Family of Women, Inc. trainings, workshops & events
  • To be included in the Family of Women database
  • To receive the Chapter or Area Roster distributed by Family of Women
  • To receive all general announcements and other material distributed by Family of Women

Friends Level of Membership

A woman is eligible for Friends Level of Membership if she has never completed a Board-Approved Entry Event for Family of Women. This is perfect for someone who is considering joining the Family of Women.

A woman who is contemplating Friends Level of Membership may:

  • Attend up to 3 programs, free of charge, after which time, she must join the Family of Women, Inc. to continue her participation
  • Join a Membership program, which last for 6 months and begin January 1st and July 1st of each year
  • Go through the process required to become a Supporting Level Member

She is also eligible:

  • To receive Friends Level Member discounts for Family of Women programs and events
  • To be included in the Family of Women database
  • To receive general announcements and material distributed by Family of Women, Inc.

After the completion of a Board-approved entry event, she may:

  • Have her status automatically converted to a Supporting Level Membership
  • Continue participating in her current program until the end of the cycle, without requiring additional payments or dues

Restrictions of Friends Level Membership

Friend Level Members do face some restrictions, and do not have the same eligibility as Supporting Members. A Friend Level Member is considered a non-statutory member, which means she:

  • May not vote in all elections
  • She maintains a limited voting in some elections and/or endorsement of Territory, Chapter, or Area leadership positions
  • May not participate in Leadership Training nor serve in Leadership Positions where such training is a prerequisite
  • May not be considered for candidacy for the Board of Directors of Family of Women
  • May continue as a Friend Level Member for up to one year:
    • If she pays applicable membership dues and fees
    • For as long as it takes to successfully complete a Board-Approved Entry Event
    • After the one year has passed, if a member has not completed an entry event, she is no longer entitled to participate as a Friends Level Member

 

 

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