Potential new members must legibly complete an application form with all of the data. This information is important for proper maintenance of records at National Headquarters. Dues must be paid in full when applying for membership. The new member should be informed that they should receive their membership package within four (4) weeks after receipt of the application and dues by National Headquarters.
A member in good standing may transfer his/her membership to a chapter or to Member at Large status by completing USAWOA Form 600, Changes in Chapter of Assignment, (available at www.usawoa.org/downloads.htm#forms) and the chapter forwards it to National Headquarters along with the membership dues or on an individual basis.
A member who renews his/her membership should use the renewal notice received from Headquarters. If the member did not receive or lost his/her renewal notice, he/she may use the application form described in paragraph 1 above or the one found in each edition of the NEWSLINER. However, it is important in this case that the member enter on the application the word RENEWAL at the top of the application form.
Rosters are prepared and forwarded to the chapters each month. These rosters are prepared on all transactions received up to and including the last day of each month. Listings are described below.
In most cases, it is preferred that individuals remit their dues directly to the National Headquarters. However, it is recognized that during membership campaigns, or in certain other instances, a member may remit their dues to a chapter. In these cases, timely submission of the application and payments to National is essential. It is important that the member receives “acknowledgment” of their payment as soon as possible. Dues and applications should be transmitted monthly using Form 300-11, Membership Dues Transmittal (available at www.usawoa.org/downloads.htm#forms). This shall be submitted to region and USAWOA Headquarters.