OBWC Membership Information
The Outer Banks Woman’s Club is committed to making a difference in our unique coastal community. The purpose of the club is to promote civic, cultural, educational, environmental, and social betterment in the Outer Banks of North Carolina and beyond.
The organization is comprised of women who attend monthly club meetings held September through May, participate in at least one Community Service Program, and volunteer to support a wide range of club projects. Members are also part of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs, Inc. and the General Federation of Women’s Clubs of North Carolina, Inc.
General membership meetings are held on the second Wednesday of each month at 7:00 P.M. from September through May. Regular meeting attendance is encouraged. The meetings include guest speakers sharing information on topics related to the Community Service Program that is hosting for the month, followed by a brief club business summary.
There are six Community Service Programs: Arts, Conservation, Education, Home Life, International Outreach, and Public Issues. Examples of community projects completed by these programs include: packing meals for a weekend student feeding program, assisting with dementia patients at a local facility, sponsoring various art contests for students and club members, and providing educational lessons at the local children’s museum.
Club projects are numerous and on-going throughout the year. The club partners with Social Services to provide holiday gifts to children in need through the “Angel Gift Program”, now in its 30th year. Scholarships are provided to local high school seniors planning to attend four and two-year colleges in North Carolina. The club hosts three Arts and Crafts Fairs as fundraisers, with proceeds donated to support local organizations that assist our community. Members may also choose to volunteer in other community-based projects.
Candidates for membership must attend at least one and no more than three general monthly meetings or a meet and greet as a guest, be sponsored by an active member, submit an application, and attend an orientation. Once the required dues are paid and the membership application is approved by the Executive Board, the candidate will attain full membership status. A formal induction ceremony will be held at a future general meeting, Candidates for membership are not eligible to represent the OBWC by participating in volunteer projects until after they have attained full membership status.
If you are interested in joining the Outer Banks Woman’s Club, please contact First Vice President Susan Rhew via email: email@example.com