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.
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 LWV Massachusetts and LWV of the United States. You will receive their publications along with the newsletter from the Belmont League of Women Voters called The Belmont Voter which is usually published 8 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?
We welcome your participation in and support of the Belmont League! When you pay your LWV Belmont dues, you are also automatically a member of the State (LWVMA.org) and National (LWV.org) Leagues.
It's easy to join! To conserve volunteer resources, speed communication, and save money, the Belmont League uses email whenever possible. The Voter is now sent by email to all members. If you use email, please provide your current email address below. If you do not have an email account: please contact the League at 617-771-8500 to arrange to have the Voter mailed to you.
This membership expires on June 30, 2020. Because the Belmont LWV advocates on policy issues, contributions of any amount, while gratefully accepted, are not tax deductible.
Questions: Contact the Membership Co-Chairs: Pat Hawkins at: pathawk4 [at] gmail.com ( )or Jocelyn Hayes at: jchayes60 [at] icloud.com
PLEASE COPY THIS MEMBERSHIP FORM AND RETURN IT WITH YOUR DUES PAYMENT TO THE FOLLOWING ADDRESS:
Belmont League of Women Voters P.O. Box 426, Belmont, MA 02478
BELMONT LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS – ACTIVITIES
Please check all activities you would like to participate in:
Local Program and Action:
□ Continue Local Study of Adult-use Marijuana sale in Belmont
□ Education Study of Grade Configuration of Pre K to Grade 6 in Belmont Schools
□ Basic Human Needs Committee
□ Membership Committee
□ Help with website
□ Town Planning/Affordable Housing
□ Town Government & Action Committee
□ Help to produce Belmont Voter
Belmont Voter Service:
□ Produce Voter’s Guide to Town Elections (February – March)
□ Organize Candidates’ Night (March)
□ Register voters (high school & others)
□ Maintain & set up League sandwich boards & signs
□ Organize Warrant Briefings
□ Distribute League pamphlets
□ Prepare mailings
□ Write thank-you notes
□ Nominating Committee
□ New -member events
□ Audit committee
□ Meet Belmont (August)
□ Finance drive
□ Plan for Winter Luncheon
□ Work on Annual Meeting
□ Find speakers/topics for brown-bag lunches
□ Organize evening forums
□ Moderator, timer, or hostess at a LWV event
□ Provide refreshments at events
□ Day on the Hill
□ State Convention
□ USA issues
□ At this time, I am able to support the Belmont LWV only with my membership dues.