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Membership Report 2014

Susan Morrison, Chairperson

As of our Annual Meeting, the League of Women Voters of Wilmette had 66 total members. Of these, 8 are members who joined this fiscal year. The breakdown compared with last year is as follows:

2012-13 Patron 0 Regular 55 Senior 18 2nd members 5 Total 78

2013-14 Patron 15 Regular 35 Senior 13 2nd members 3 Total 66

Our new Patron level membership has been a great success. We are grateful to our generous Patron members.

You Can Still Renew Your Membership

If you haven't already done so, it's time to renew your League membership. Renewing is easy - just fill out the Membership Form and mail in a check for $70. Thank you for your continued support of our Wilmette League. Thank you also to those who have already renewed their membership. Renewing is easy - just fill out the form and mail in a check for $70. Your membership is vital to us - we could not exist without you.

We welcome you at our meetings, our events and onFind us on Facebook our Facebook Page.

We need your energy and enthusiasm. If you have a friend with whom you talk about current events, please encourage her to join the League.

And, while you are writing that $70 membership check, remember how little of the dues stay with our Wilmette League. After paying our fees to the National League, the State League and the County League, we are only left with $5. So if you are able, we welcome any additional donation. You can make a tax-deductible donation to our Educational Fund. Your donation will be matched dollar for dollar by a generous donor. You must write a separate check made out to the League of Women Voters Ed Fund. Thank you for your continued support of our Wilmette League. Thank you also to those who have already renewed their membership. Please complete your "2013-2014 Membership Form"<+files/membership_form_2013-14_.pdf and send it, along with your check for $70 ($60 if renewing senior), to LWV Wilmette, PO Box 432, Wilmette, IL 60091.

If you have any questions about your membership, please feel free to email Director/Membership Co-Chair Susan Morrison or Director/Membership Co-Chair Therese Steinken by using our Contact Us Page

Join or Renew By Mail or Online (check will need to be mailed)

Join using our Online Form

Or Print form and mail to: LWV Wilmette-Membership PO Box 432 Wilmette, IL 60091

Or, if you prefer, you can contact us by phone at 847-604-1207 or by email at league@lwvwilmette.org and ask for a membership packet to be mailed to you.

What are the membership dues?

PLEASE CONSIDER OUR NEW CATEGORY OF MEMBERSHIP BECOME A LWV WILMETTE PATRON

Dues for the 2013/2014 Fiscal Year

$125.00PATRON MEMBER DUES New Category of Membership
$70.00Individual Dues
$60.00Senior Dues
$40.00Second Family Member

After January 1, 2014, dues are $35 and expire June 30, 2014, the end of our fiscal year.

WHERE YOUR DUES MONEY GOES

National per-member payment$31.00
State per-member payment$27.00
Cook County per-member payment$4.50
Total per-member payment$62.50
Local use ($70-$62.50)$ 7.50

Dues are not tax deductible. Contributions to the Educaton Fund are tax deductible.

2012-2013 Membership Report

As of November 1, 2013 we have 49 total members. Our new Patron membership has been very successful with 13 of our members joining at the Patron level. New to the League this year are Nancy Hoying, Joel Kurzman and Peggy Lilly. Our most recent new member is Leslie Parsons, who joined at the State of the Village Dinner. Welcome, Leslie!

We have had a total of $400 donated to our operating fund and $1301.12 to our Education Fund. The difference between these funds is that the Education Fund is tax-deductible to the donor and must be used for educational purposes, such as a Voter's Guide. Donations to the operating fund are not tax-deductible but can be used for any purpose.

Susan Morrison and Therese Steinken, Membership Chairs

Who are the members?

Membership in the League of Women Voters, the most respected and effective grassroots organization in the country, is open to men and women of all ages.

Our members make a visible difference by serving as community leaders using their experience to create positive, lasting change in our communities.

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Why should I join?

Through participation in League projects, you will:

  • contribute valuable service to the community
  • gain knowledge and experience through the study and discussion of timely and important topics
  • discover new interests, develop new skills and learn about crucial issues in your community
  • make professional contacts and develop lasting friendships as you meet others in League who share your interests

How much time does it take?

It's up to you! Many members choose to support the League only with their annual dues. Your membership alone gives us the political influence needed to build a voice for citizens and a force for change. We cover a broad spectrum of issues and concerns; you may choose to become involved in one or more of them by actively participating in a group study, or listening to a panel of experts at a meeting or just reading about them in one of our publications.

What do I get?

You automatically become a member of the Cook County Inter-League Organization, LWV Illinois and LWV of the United States. You will receive their publications along with the newsletter from the Wilmette League of Women Voters called Bulletin which is usually published 10 times each year . You will have the knowledge that you are adding your voice to a powerful force of members from all 50 states, Washington DC, the Virgin Islands, and Hong Kong.

How do I join?

It's easy! Just fill out a form. Contact us at league@lwvwilmette.org. We'd be happy to answer any questions you might have.

If you prefer to donate to us without joining our organization, we would appreciate your support.