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The Croatian American Women’s Club (CAWC) always welcomes new members. Join us today!

Who Can Join

A person who is of Croatian descent or who is married to a person of Croatian descent may become a member.

Young women between 13 and 17 years of age will be considered Junior Members.

Members must be 18 years of age to vote.

How to Join

You must complete the membership application and pay the required membership dues. Applications will be reviewed by the Board of Directors and approved by a simple majority vote at the next scheduled Board meeting.

Once the membership application is approved, the new member will be notified and be invited to the next membership meeting.  The new member will be provided with a password to access the Bylaws on this website, unless a written copy of the Bylaws is requested.

Individuals who do not meet the normal membership requirements may become an Honorary member if a current member nominates them. A membership application form and dues must be submitted to the Board of Directors for approval. Honorary members will not be eligible to vote.

Membership Application Form

Download and print the ADULT CAWC Membership Form or the JUNIOR CAWC Membership Form, fill it out, and return it to Croatian American Women’s Club, P.O. Box 86892, Los Angeles, CA 90086-0892.

If you would like to pay for your membership dues online with a credit card, debit card or bank account, feel free to choose your membership type and click the “Pay Now” button below. This will take you to PayPal – one of the safest ways to send money online. Whether or not you have a Paypal account, you may pay us securely with Paypal without exposing your credit card or bank account information to us. But please don’t forget to print the membership form, complete it, and mail it back to us! Your membership cannot be approved without a completed form.

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Membership Rights & Obligations

It is the responsibility of each member to promote the objectives and purposes of the Croatian American Women’s Club and to recommend and solicit new members. Each member must bear a fair share of work involved in the organizational activities with all of her physical and intellectual skills and abilities.

The role of a Junior member is to participate in cultural, social and fundraising events which are deemed appropriate for her age and to foster a cultural and social bond to their Croatian roots.

The Annual General Meeting is held in January. The members present will constitue a quorum.

Any member who is unable to attend a meeting for a valid reason  may vote by proxy.  Only a member of the Croatian American Women’s Club may be given a proxy to vote on behalf of the absent member.

A member may be dismissed from membership if their actions are contrary to the welfare of Croatian American Women’s Club and detrimental to the character and reputation of the Croatian people. Due process hearings will be conducted and dismissal will require a vote of two-thirds (2/3) of the Board of Directors.

All Club information is made available to members at regularly scheduled meetings and through the Club’s website.