General Membership Information
GUIDELINES FOR MEMBERSHIP:
1. Members are required to work on one service project and are strongly encouraged to work on more than one.
2. Members are required to take part in fund raising activities by donating time to a Ways & Means subcommittee or money to the Foundation.
3. Members are expected to attend business meetings to offer input and vote on club business.
4. Members are expected to attend program meetings, and if unable to attend, to cancel their dinner reservation.
5. Members are expected to pay for their dinner reservation if they do not attend and fail to cancel.
6. Members are expected to pay their dues promptly.
7. Members are encouraged to report at least five hours of volunteer time on our projects.
Members are required to keep track of their service in the following three (3) volunteer-hour categories. The Volunteer Log will allow you to detail the specific project in which the hours were performed (i.e. seniors = 1 hour, Ability House = 2 hours, Network = 2 hours, NYFC = 1 hour, etc.)
A. Community Service Hours - Community Service involvement entails service projects and activities sanctioned by Altrusa, as documented in a club’s minutes. Service hours include time spent in planning, preparation, execution and evaluation of fund-raisers and service projects. (Operating and internal fund-raisers used to fund the administrative operating budget do not qualify for any service hours, but hours spent working on the Foundation fundraisers do count.)
B. Member Services Hours - Altrusa's member services include services such as production of the newsletter, board or committee meetings, leadership-development workshops, International Representation at Conference, etc.
C. Other Volunteer Hours - Club member participation in non-Altrusa community service activities includes volunteer work, for example, in hospitals, schools, libraries, not-for-profit organizations, and activities such as mentoring, tutoring, etc.