CFUW Sunshine Coast draws its membership from the communities of Gibsons, Roberts Creek, Sechelt, Halfmoon Bay, Pender Harbour, and Egmont.
We hope that you will consider joining us and experience the support and companionship of a group of dynamic women, dedicated to improving the status of women and girls, promoting education, developing community partners and supporting each other. In addition, we have a lot of fun at our events and through involvement in our interest groups. Lifelong friendships have been made amongst those in our groups.
CFUW is a non-profit, non-partisan, self-funded organization working towards the improvement of the status of women and girls, the promotion of quality public education, and advancement of human rights, justice and peace. We are affiliated with the international organization GWI. Membership is open to any woman who supports these purposes.
As a member of CFUW Sunshine Coast you would be eligible to receive our monthly newsletter and participate in our Interest Groups. You would also be eligible for National benefits.
Dues are paid at the September General Meeting each year (and must be paid by December 31st). A prorated amount is applied to members joining later in the year.
Annual dues are currently $110. A portion is paid to CFUW National and a nominal annual fee is paid to the Provincial Council. Three ways to pay, by credit card, electronic funds transfer or cheque. Pay your dues on-line.
Benefits of membership include:
As part of the 100th Anniversary celebrations, CFUW National introduced the Sage Awards, which were awarded by each club to their current member who had the longest period of CFUW membership. This was a way to recognize and celebrate the commitment and dedication of members who have been championing the CFUW's mission for decades. These women were honoured with a silver pin and certificate from the National Office and given out by the individual participating Clubs. The SAGE award winners were announced at the 100th Anniversary celebrations at the AGM held in Winnipeg, August 15-17, 2019. Further details on the Awards may be found on the Member Resource website.
The CFUW Sunshine Coast member who we believe had the most years of continuous CFUW membership was Unni Claridge who joined CFUW in the summer of 1973 in Niagara Falls, Ontario. In 1974, Unni moved to Calgary Alberta and transferred her CFUW membership to a Calgary club. There she served on the Board and was President from 1978 to 1979, remaining as a Calgary member until moving to the Sunshine Coast, B.C. some years later.
After moving to Roberts Creek Unni transferred her membership to CFUW Sunshine Coast in either the Fall of 2012 or Spring of 2013. As always, Unni has continued to be a very active member of CFUW serving as President of CFUW-SC from 2016 to 2017 and again from 2017 to 2018.
A very active volunteer in our community at large, Unni organizes the annual CFUW SC drive to fill Toolbox Kits for women in transition and starting afresh after leaving untenable living situations. The Toolbox Kit drive has successfully been in place for several years.