President's Membership Message

Dear Members, Prospective Members and some " Old Friends " we haven't seen in awhile,

Its membership time again and also our 80th Anniversary year.

We have lots of plans to celebrate and we want to celebrate with you.

FIRST THINGS FIRST

Many of you have expressed confusion over several things related to membership dues.

You have asked:

WHEN DOES MEMBERSHIP BEGIN? 

The membership year actually begins June 1 to May 31 ofthe following year.  However, by the time each chapter closes out their final membership reports and installs their new Boards, its suddenly August or perhaps September.   It ends up you are getting an invoice from the WOMEN'S BAR OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK and a membership application from the Nassau County Women's Bar within several weeks of each other.. You think why am I getting two bills?

So the real question isWHAT SHOULD I DO AND WHOM SHOULD I PAY?

The answer is either one is acceptable because a membership in the Nassau County Women's Bar Association (NCWBA) is a membership in the Women's Bar of the State of New  York (WBASNY).  The advantage of using the WBASNY website is you can pay by credit card ora check and the price is always $95.00 (not just an Early Bird special). Yet, students pay $20 to join WBASNY and they are free to join the Nassau County Women's Bar Association.

When you join the NCWBA you can select committees and areas of interest on a local level.

Bottom line is: just join either oneand you are a member of both.

You will be able to participate in all the programs in Nassau County and You will be able to participate in all the programs throughout the state.

So choose what is best for you and JOIN!!

here is the website:

NCWBA Membership

Looking forward to seeing you soon.

Maureen McLoughlin