Membership Tiers

FOUNDER MEMBERSHIP
$100/yr dues

A Founder Member gains access to strategic meetings, monthly socials, a private online member group, a listing in the online member directory, discounted rates on workshops and WES-sanctioned events (that require an entry fee,) and the ability to participate in WES:CC Markets.  This level will have a maximum of 30 members allowed and includes a wide range of industries. Each will be charged an annual membership fee of $100. Memberships will not be prorated.

CURRENT FOUNDERS
To be eligible to retain your membership at this level each year, you must:

  • Have attended at least four meetings, socials, or WES-sanctioned events in 2018 (this has been reduced from our initial requirement, and now includes events in addition to meetings)

  • Own a legally operating independently founded business within the greater Corpus Christi, Texas area

  • Own a percentage of your business and be active in the day-to-day management

  • Be an advocate for women-owned businesses and our WES:CC mission

  • Founders must renew their membership by Jan. 10, 2019 to retain their spot for the year.

Any Founder who has not met the requirements to stay in this tier, or who would prefer to take a less active role in the organization, may join at the General Membership level.

NEW FOUNDERS
To be considered for this membership tier, you must:

  • Be a current WES member

  • Have attended at least two meetings, socials, or WES events in 2018

  • Own a legally operating independently founded business within the greater Corpus Christi, Texas area (MLM consultants and network marketing entities do not qualify at this time)

  • Own a percentage of your business and be active in the day-to-day management

  • Be an advocate for women-owned businesses and our WES:CC mission

  • An abbreviated application process is required to be considered

Expectations & Requirements

  • Attendance at strategic meetings (bi-monthly)

  • Active participation on one committee 

  • Attendance at committee meetings (bi-monthly, on opposite months of strategic meetings)

  • At least a 50% attendance rate at monthly socials is strongly encouraged

  • Each committee will be chaired by one Founder member (non-board member)

  • Agree to follow the WES:CC Code of Ethics


GENERAL MEMBERSHIP
$50/yr dues

A General Member gains access to quarterly educational meetings and monthly socials, a closed online member group, business mentoring and networking opportunities, and the ability to participate in WES:CC Markets. This level will be charged an annual membership fee of $50 and will have the option to apply for Founder Member status as vacancies arise. Memberships will not be prorated.

CURRENT & NEW MEMBERS
To be considered for this membership tier, you must:

  • Own a legally operating independently founded business within the greater Corpus Christi, Texas area (MLM consultants and network marketing entities do not qualify at this time.)

  • Own a percentage of your business and be active in day-to-day management

  • Be an advocate for women-owned businesses and our WES:CC mission 

  • Agree to follow the WES:CC Code of Ethics

Expectations & Requirements

  • Attendance at 2 meetings/socials in order to qualify to participate in a Market

  • At least a 50% attendance rate at monthly socials and events is strongly encouraged


ASSOCIATE MEMBERSHIP
$15/YR Dues

An Associate Member gains access to quarterly educational meetings and monthly socials, a closed online member group, mentor, internship, and peer-to-peer networking opportunities. This level will be charged an annual membership fee of $15 and will have the option to apply for General Member status as their businesses get set up. Memberships will not be prorated.

CURRENT & NEW ASSOCIATE MEMBERS
To be considered for this membership tier, you must:

  • Have an interest in starting an independently owned/operated small business or be working toward opening one. (MLM consultants and network marketing entities do not qualify at this time)

  • Understand that members in this tier are allowed to stay at this tier for TWO YEARS before moving up to a General Membership

  • Be an advocate for women-owned businesses and our WES:CC mission 

  • Agree to follow the WES:CC Code of Ethics

Any questions regarding membership requirements or tiers may be submitted here: www.wescc.org/contact.