FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions
Why should I join?
The Beaufort Woman’s Club is an outstanding non-profit organization to join if you are interested in meeting new friends and making a positive difference in the community. We are proud that during 2019 we gave our time and talents to raise more than $28,000 for groups such as the Beaufort Boys & Girls Club, the Bridge Downeast, Carteret Community College and many others.
Do I have to live in Beaufort to be a member?
No, we welcome members from throughout the Crystal Coast. The club is open to all without discrimination.
Do you need a sponsor/referral?
No, if you are interested in joining, we welcome your participation. Simply send us your application and membership dues. Click here to download and print an application form.
Is the application complex?
It is very simple. It includes your basic information and section for you to select a club committee that you would like to join if you so wish. Click here to download and print an application form.
What kinds of activities will take place?
From September to June, we meet monthly for a light supper and a program, and in a typical year we plan and implement some special events in the community that raise money for worthy causes. We also participate in volunteer outreach activities, such as beach cleanups and food drives.
What are the annual membership dues?
During the 2020-21 year, our dues are $50, which is a reduction of $10/year due to the challenges of the pandemic.
Will there be additional financial expectations?
The club appreciates any additional monetary donations you might want to make, however they are not mandatory. And, as a committee member, you will be asked to contribute toward the preparation of food for a meeting and/or special event. We also collect canned food or other items for periodic donations to local charities.
Are my dues and donations tax deductible?
Your dues are not tax deductible, but any additional contributions, whether monetary or in-kind, are tax deductible.
Will I receive a membership directory?
Yes, the directory includes a list of members, as well as a calendar of events, a list of project and committee chairs, general club information, history of the club, advertising from our sponsors, and
Do I have to attend a certain number of meetings?
Meetings are certainly not mandatory, but we hope you will make every effort to come and hear about club outreach and special events, and to enjoy guest speakers and fellowship with members.
What if I am just looking for a social club?
The Beaufort Woman’s Club is more than a social club. We socialize at our monthly meetings and committee meetings while making a positive difference in the community by supporting preservation, revitalization, education and the economically depressed.
Does everyone in the group work or are some retired?
The age and background of our members varies widely. Many members work, while others do not, but we all work for our community.
When/where are meetings held?
We meet in Beaufort the second Thursday of each month from September through June, most often at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church Fellowship Hall, but we may also meet in other locations. Members receive an email notice, with location included, prior to each monthly meeting.
What is the best way to get involved?
Join the Beaufort Woman’s Club and sign up for one or more committees. We have lots of opportunities, and you can select what suits you best.
Does the club have a website? Facebook? Twitter? Instagram?
Yes, all of these. You can find links to our social media pages at the bottom of our page.