The aim of the club is to provide an atmosphere of friendship and goodwill. Club activities are intended to provide members with enjoyment and useful community information. Activities and luncheons are organized and carried out by members who volunteer their time for the benefit of the Club.
Initial membership is open to women who have lived in Victoria for three years or less. You may attend two luncheons as a paying guest before joining. Activities are open to members only. Club fees are $40.00 per year. The usual length of membership is four years.
Members are required to:
uphold the Constitution (VWNC Constitution, August 2023) and conditions of membership;
pay the annual VWNC membership fee /renewal fee when due;
Members are encouraged to:
participate in lunches and activities as they are interested and able;
welcome new members into the club and help familiarize them with club activities.
serve in a leadership role during the four years of their membership. Our club is successful because of the active involvement of our generous volunteers. We rely on your skills and interests to maintain VWNC’s vibrancy.
Conditions of Membership
By joining the Victoria Women’s Newcomers Club, members agree to the following conditions:
Effective August 2023, the length of membership has been extended to a total of six membership years (September 1 to August 31.)
Membership is limited to six full membership years. Membership will conclude on August 31st following the sixth anniversary of joining and members will then be considered “graduates.”
Names, addresses, phone numbers, email addresses are published in the membership directory on our website , available to all members to view. Photographs of members may also be published. Each member is able to opt out of having her personal information to be published to the membership directory. When membership ceases, the Executive will remove all personal information from the club’s membership directory. The directory of member’s names and contact information is for the private use of members only and shall not be used by VWNC or its members for the purposes outside VWNC business including use for commercial gain, advertising, marketing or distribution to third parties. Membership shall be revoked if any member is found using or supplying the membership list for the purpose of selling or soliciting.
Photos will be taken at VWNC events. It is up to the member to remove herself from a potential or actual photo shoot if she does not want her photo taken or published on the website, the VWNC social network or anywhere the VWNC promotes its activities. Members who take photos at club events for their personal use must honour a member’s request not to make photos available for public view.
C. Liability Waiver
The VWNC is an organization run solely on volunteer involvement and leadership. Members arrange and carry out all Club activities, without remuneration, solely for the benefit of the members. It is a condition of membership that neither the Club nor any member shall be liable to any other member (including their partner/spouse/children/friends/family members/pets) for any damages or injury, however caused, suffered in consequence of taking part in any activity or function arranged or conducted by the Club. I understand and agree that all activities in which I participate are done at my own risk and I accept full responsibility.
Breach of any of the above conditions may result in membership being revoked at the sole discretion of the executive committee. Membership shall be revoked at the discretion of the executive committee if any member found using or supplying the membership list for the purpose of selling or soliciting.
Last updated: July 6, 2023
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