Become a Member
New Member Orientation
Our New Member Orientation is a flexible period of training with three 2-hour classes designed to fit into individuals busy schedules. It is not necessary to complete the training sessions in order. The different sessions are presented regularly so that the new member has ample opportunity to complete his/her orientation. The three sessions include:
Session A - Assistance League – All About Us!
- This is where new members learn about Assistance League. They learn about the national organization and our chapter finances, practices, and the impact we have on our community.
- After reviewing the standing committees, each new member makes a committee selection. Examples of standing committees include Newsletter, Information
- Technology, Membership, Grants and Thrift Shop.
Session B - Bylaws and Binders
- Each new member is given a binder containing the chapter yearbook. Although there are over 100 pages to cover in this session, trainers touch on just a few of the most important topics.
- Each new member selects a thrift shop workday. The session leader spends time giving a brief introduction to the organization of the Thrift Shop and its operation. Additional training is provided by a member of the Thrift Shop Committee.
Session C - Committees and Commitment
- At this session, the new members learn about the various philanthropic programs, the focus of each program, program activities and time required to participate in the program.
- After the overview of the nine philanthropic programs, new members select a program where they would like to volunteer.