Become a Member of the Bethesda-Chevy Chase IWLA Chapter

Who can become a member of this chapter?

Membership in this chapter shall be confined to persons of good reputation:

  • Who subscribe to the objectives of this organization,
  • Who agree to abide by its rules and regulations,
  • Youth/Student memberships are available

How do you become a member?

You must fill out a membership application form completely. Download and print a copy of our membership form and fill it out and bring it to the next monthly dinner meeting. Click here to download the membership form.

You must attend two dinner meetings and at the second meeting, turn in your completed application to the membership secretary (Dinner meetings are the third Wednesday of each month. Dinner is served 6:30 P.M.). Arrive early to meet the members.

Upon approval of your application by the Board of Governors, you will be called to attend a third dinner meeting where you will be sworn in, you will pay the appropriate fees, and you will then be a probationary member for one year.

After one year, a probationary member shall become a regular member if the member has been compliant with all the provisions of the by-laws and has performed the requirement of two work days or 16 volunteer hours.

All memberships run a full calendar year.

What does it cost to become a member?

Each probationary member will pay the following:

  • An initiation fee: currently $185 for Individual and Family memberships only.
  • One year dues: Current dues for 2017 are:
    Regular = $185, Family = $279, Student = $94 and Youth = $37
  • When joining in July and August, the dues are one half the yearly dues. In September, we start our membership renewal process for the following year. The dues at this time include half the yearly dues and a full year's dues.
  • Family membership covers husband and wife and children under the age of 18 and/or still in high school.
  • A $25 access fee for electronic card access the chapter house and grounds.
  • A $10 fee for a universal key to access the chapter's property gates (optional).
  • Total first year costs are $395 for regular membership and $489 for family membership. These fees are due upon initiation into the chapter.


For additional information, please contact our Membership Secretary be email at: