The Path to B-CC IWLA Membership


How do you become a member?

You must fill out a membership application form completely

  1. Download the MS-Excel "Application for New Membership"

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 from January to December of a single 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.
  • Annual dues paid to the B-CC IWLA chapter include dues to:
    • IWLA National
    • MD State Division of the IWLA
  • Current annual membership dues for 2017 are:
    • Individual = $185
    • Family = $279
    • Student = $94
    • Youth = $37
  • Dues are pro-rated for applicants joining the chapter late in the year:
    • members joining in January through June must pay only the full annual dues for that calendar year
    • members joining in July through August must pay only 1/2 the annual dues for that calendar year
    • members joining in September must pay only 1/2 the annual dues for that calendar year AND the full annual dues for the folowing year when they join the chapter. This precludes any confusion over processing the membership renewal during this same period
    • members joining in October must pay only 1/2 the annual dues for that calendar year AND the full annual dues for the folowing year (MINUS) MD State & National dues for that year) when they join the chapter
    • Members Joining in November must pay only 1/2 the annual dues for that calendar year AND the full annual dues for the folowing year (MINUS) MD State & National dues for that year) when they join the chapter
    • Members joining in December must pay the full annual dues for the following year. No dues are assessed for the remainder of the current year
  • 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 (padlock) key to access the chapter's property gates (optional).
  • Total first year costs are $395 for individual membership and $489 for family membership. These fees are due upon initiation into the chapter.

 

For additional information, please contact our Membership Secretary email at: MembershipSecretary.BCC.IWLA@gmail.com