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Membership Levels and Benefits

Communicators for Women Religious offers three levels of membership: individual, associate and Friends of CWR.

Individual Membership

Individual membership is limited to persons who advance the mission of women religious through their work as communicators for women’s congregations and/or for organizations affiliated with congregations, and to persons who are communicators for federations of congregations of women religious.

Benefits of individual membership

  • Forum to address communication issues as they impact religious life
  • Access to member listserv and members-only area of the CWR web site
  • Opportunities for continuing education, leadership development and professional growth
  • Regional networking opportunities
  • Participation in voting and eligibility for board service
  • Access to resources to address specific community’s needs
  • Participation in national conference at a discounted rate
  • The cost for individual membership is $275 annually. For additional individual members from the same congregation (communicators who are working out of the same office), the cost is $225.

Associate Membership

Associate membership in CWR is available to individuals who are partners in the mission of CWR to promote Catholic sisters. Eligibility for Associate membership is determined by CWR. These may include, but are not limited to:

  • Congregational leadership, development, vocation, formation, business staff who do not serve a formal role within the congregational communication team and therefore do not qualify as Individual members.
  • Diocesan communication offices, communication officers for congregations of men’s religious communities, etc.
  • Others working with an organization or institution that is engaged in directly or indirectly supporting religious life, but does not fulfill the requirements for Individual CWR membership.

Benefits of associate membership

  • Forum to address communication issues as they impact religious life
  • Access to member listserv and members-only area of the CWR web site
  • Opportunities for continuing education, leadership development and professional growth
  • Regional networking opportunities
  • Access to resources to address specific community’s needs
  • Participation in national conference at a discounted rate
  • The cost for associate membership is $250 annually.

Friends of CWR

Friends of CWR are individuals, organizations, or corporations that offer services and/or expertise to CWR members and provide financial support to CWR. The annual friend fee is set by the Board.

Benefits available to Friends of CWR

  • Inform Members
  • Access to the CWR Mailing List once per year for a print mailing
  • Opportunity to exhibit during the Welcome Reception at the CWR Annual Conference at no charge*
  • Recognized on stage by the CWR Board Chair during the CWR Annual Conference
  • Opportunity to attend the CWR Annual Conference at the discounted member rate
  • Advertising to CWR Members and Beyond
  • Company/Organization listing on the Friends of CWR Page of the CWR website that links to company/organization
  • CWR Plaque recognizing your company or organization as a Friend of CWR

*Provided company/organization is exhibiting during the rest of the Conference