Upon attending a meeting, and if an individual would like to become a member, he or she must complete a membership application. The board will notify all active members of the applicant’s intent to join noting that any objections should be submitted to the board, in confidence, within one week. The board will review the comments, make a decision, and then notify the applicant of its decision.
Membership dues are $25 per year and will go to operating expenses such as the website, cost of business cards, project shirts, etc. At the end of each year, any remaining monies will be donated to a local nonprofit organization as selected by the Impact Peoria Volunteer of the Year award recipient. Dues will be pro-rated on a monthly basis with annual renewal on a calendar year.
Our meetings are informal social gatherings that serve as networking opportunities and a chance to further develop relationships with other Impact Peoria members. These socials are generously hosted by Impact Peoria members and held on the 3rd Wednesday of each month. Members may host these socials either at their office or at an off-site location. The host is provided the opportunity to formally introduce themselves and speak about his or her business to the Impact Peoria members. It is strongly encouraged that members and guests bring business cards to these social events.
Impact Peoria will participate in several service projects per year. Typically these service projects support other local organization service projects that need volunteer support in order to be successful. These service projects also provide a unique opportunity to develop relationships with other Impact Peoria members.
A point system is used to determine the Impact Peoria Volunteer of the Year award recipient. These points are pro-rated on a monthly basis and tracked on a calendar year basis. The points are distributed to Impact Peoria members as follows:
- 1 point for attending a monthly social
- 3 points for each Impact Peoria service hour
- 5 points for hosting a social or coordinating an Impact Peoria service project
- 5 points for each new member sponsored into Impact Peoria