Become a Member

Apply at www.womcom.org (AWC National) or complete this Application Form.

Why pay membership dues? Well, in addition to supporting the association and their local chapter, AWC members earn free admission to national webinars, reduced prices for luncheons and programs, job updates, member resources and opportunities to serve on the local and/or national board and develop leadership skills. Membership in a professional association is something top employers look for on a resume. Now is the time to invest in yourself!

Membership Categories (National dues):
Faculty Advisor – $0
Retired Professional Communicator  – $34/year
Entrepreneur Professional Communicator – $114/year
Professional Communicator – $129/year
Executive Professional Communicator – $189/year

AWC Springfield Illinois local chapter dues:
Regular Membership $25/year
Student Membership $10/year

Application Fee: $50

Have a question?  Contact Bree Hankins, VP of Membership, at membership@awcspringfield.org.

How to Join:

Step 1 ) Apply for membership in  AWC National at www.womcom.org.  Be sure to include the Springfield, Illinois local chapter in the check-out process on your application.

Step 2) Email the Springfield, Illinois chapter at membership@awcspringfield.org so we canl add you to our membership list!  Include your contact information and the date you submitted the national application.

We have a membership scholarship available to prospective new members.  See details and apply.


 Membership Fees:

  • AWC National Application Fee: $50
  • AWC National Membership Categories (annual dues):
    Faculty Advisor $0
    Retired Professional Communicator $34
    Entrepreneur Professional Communicator $114
    Professional Communicator $129
    Executive Professional Communicator $189
  • AWC Springfield Illinois Chapter annual dues:
    Regular Membership $25
    Student Membership $10

Have a question?  Contact Bree Hankins, VP of Membership, at membership@awcspringfield.org.


 

Reasons to Join AWC:

  • Stay at the top of your game with opportunities for learning, committee involvement and incredible networking opportunities you won’t find anywhere else.
  • Attend monthly professional development programs offering educational speakers and networking with peers.
  • Attend the annual AWC National Conference and awards ceremonies recognizing communications excellence.
  • Receive the chapter newsletter and communications from AWC National
  • Participate in  AWC National Webinars at no cost
  • Build your network of connections in the community.
  • Make lifetime friendships and mentoring relationships.
  • Advance your career by gaining skills to prepare you for the next opportunity.
  • Access career opportunities across the nation through the our local jobs board and the AWC National jobs bank
  • Become a Certified Communications Professional (CCP) through AWC Matrix Foundation’s Professional Communications Certification program
  • Serve in a leadership capacity
  • Make a difference at the national level by joining the national board or serving on a taskforce to advance the mission of AWC
  • Sponsor local student chapters at area colleges and universities, as well as our local scholarship.
  • Enjoy professional discounts on services and office products

Be a part of an organization for women that is making history.

  • The Association for Women in Communications was founded in 1909 on the campus of the University of Washington.
  • In 2009, the organization celebrated its centennial at the National Professional Conference in Seattle, WA.

Celebrate your achievements with local and national recognition from your peers.

  • Nominate your peers for recognition as outstanding communicators in the field with our chapter awards.
  • Receive discounts on the prestigious Clarion Awards competition and the annual Matrix Awards ceremony.

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