The last year has been an amazing one! From a July 2005 comment-fest at St. Casserole's place, we have grown to a group of over 200 members, published two books of devotions, and donated approximately $120 to Heifer International (from our CafePress store proceeds) and approximately $1,100 to Gulf Coast hurricane relief. We have also forged amazing friendships and gained valuable spiritual friends and supporters.
Our future plans include more publications and applying for grant funding for some type of retreat or professional education events for members. In order to best accomplish these goals, we have determined that we need a more formal structure, and dues to cover the associated costs (including filing for incorporation and non-profit status).
As you may recall from Quotidian Grace’s post of July 22, RGBP recently incorporated as a non-profit organization in the State of Texas. We have a temporary Board of Directors: Songbird is President; Quotidian Grace is our VP and Secretary; and Mary Beth (I) am treasurer.
Annual dues are $25 USD, but those enrolled as full-time seminary students are eligible for a $10 USD student rate. We ask that those of you not in the USA obtain an international money order in US dollars for the dues. If an international money order is not feasible, please notify us via the email below.
IMPORTANT! As always, all who meet the guidelines are welcome to join, be, and remain members of the RevGals webring. There is no cost attached to membership in the WebRing. Membership in the corporation will allow you to vote in elections of permanent officers and participate in decisions regarding the group, but NO ONE IS REQUIRED TO JOIN!
To receive a membership application: please send an email to RevGalBlogPals@gmail.com and put "request application" in the subject line. Please, also, sign your name or blog-name to the message - we want to be sure we are not sending this info out to spammers!
EDIT: We suggest that you fill out the application on your computer and return it to this email address...moving toward the paperless future! Of course you will still have to send me a paper check or money order. For those to whom I've already sent the .pdf app form, I'll resend it as a word doc...'cause I don't have the smarts (yet) to make a fillable .pdf! - mb
Questions? Please let us know in the comments!
Mary Beth, Songbird, & Quotidian Grace