Start a Branch
All women committed to the Mission, Goals and Core Principles of
The Womens Network are eligible to become members.
Any group of at least 10 members of The Network residing in the
same region may form a Regional Branch, which, with the exception
of Jefferson County, shall include several counties. Branch members
are free to form their own internal structure, suited to their needs.
Each branch must, however, elect or appoint a chair or coordinator
to lead the organization and should appoint other officers, such
as a treasurer, and committees as necessary.
County chapters are subdivisions of their respective Branches. Members
may organize on the county level for a number of reasons
to coordinate Network activities within their county, to participate
in elections, to arrange special events, to collaborate regionally
within the Branch, and to build membership through the appointment
of Leaders and creation of Success Teams. Each chapter will benefit
from electing a chairperson, and other officers and committees as
they need. Chapters who use the Leaders and Success Team organizational
method, seem to become active faster
Upon petition, the Executive Committee of the state Board of directors
may grant recognition to any Branch which meets specified qualifications.
To be recognized as a member Branch, each Branch shall:
- Use the same logo and full name of the parent Network. (The
Womens Network, Advocates for Democratic Principles),
hereafter, The Network
- Endorse the Core Principles of The Network
- Accept the Mission and Goals of The Network
- Ensure broad diversity in membership and governance.
- Engage in efforts to expand Democratic voting rolls and encourage
Democratic voters to go the polls. They may call upon The Task
Force for New Democrats for assistance.
- Participate in development of The Network statewide.
- Keep financial records and issue quarterly reports to the
- Ensure that any Branch bylaws are consistent with the