- January 23, 2019 - February 28, 2019
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
It is that time of the year again for membership renewals!
Over the last couple of years, as our membership dues have remained constant, AWF has begun to exceed our budget, resulting in the need to draw from our reserves to maintain annual operations. The Board reviewed in detail the expenses over the past few years and have approved several changes to reach a balanced budget.
One area that we reviewed was the annual membership dues and the portion of those dues that went to the International Women’s Forum from our chapter. Each year we pay $140 to IWF per member. Membership dues have not increased since 2007 and yet we have seen the hotels, venues and caterers dramatically increase their costs over the last decade.
For 2019, membership dues have increased by approximately 12% for all members. The annual dues will change from $400 to $450. This includes the fee we send to IWF.
We also have an Emeritus membership for those who are 70+, which offers reduced annual dues. In the past the dues for this group was $200 per year and included the IWF membership fee. For 2019, we will be increasing the dues for the Emeritus Membership to $225 and this category will not include the affiliation with IWF. If you are interested in attending the International Events and being affiliated with IWF, you will need to pay the non-emeritus dues.
Thank you for your support of these changes. We have a great year planned with a variety of interesting programs and we hope to see many of you in attendance.
We will be utilizing our website to facilitate the payment of the dues.
Your payment is due no later than February 28th.