by Linda Broudy, Membership Chair
The current WLC Membership form is attached as a link on this website. Our annual dues are $235 and have been for years and years. Unlike everything else around here, they don’t automatically increase every year. The membership form is mailed every January. Although dues are technically due by March 1st, there are always reminder mailings that need to go out. If you haven’t yet sent in the 2008 dues, perhaps you’d consider printing out the attached form and sending it in…
And just what do you get for those dues?
Glad you asked. WLC maintains the charming historic U.S. post office at the corner of Mead Street and Post Office Road. About 15% of the annual budget goes towards its maintenance. The U.S. Postal Service actually leases the building and property from WLC. The original structure was built in 1879 (and was about the size of the present-day lobby), so as to receive the mail that was delivered by four-seated wagon from Katonah, traveling along the “post” road that wound its way from NYC to Danbury and beyond.
You get the benefit of many volunteers’ hours in our 10 committees (see the membership form or the other link on this website). Of course you can join in the fun as well. We are always looking for fresh ideas and it’s a very nice way to meet your fellow Waccabuceans.
We welcome new residents to the community by reaching out and delivering a “Welcome Bag”, which contains the following useful goodies (or something very similar):
- honey or jam from Salinger’s (a local orchard)
- Post Office note cards with envelopes, in packs of 5
- WLC membership form
- Westchester mag comp subscription
- Backyard Harmony pamphlet
- Mail-a-Map of Lewisboro
- Lewisboro Answer Book booklet
- The Waccabuc Report newsletter
- The Lewisboro Land Trust flyer
- Walking Wild Lewisboro pamphlet
- 2008 WLC Service Directory
- 100 Things to Do in Lewisboro booklet
We have an email which we use to notify our members of upcoming events, or other note-worthy items of interest that the WLC Board feels should be disseminated. The emails go out on a blind cc basis, to protect privacy. And it is a very timely way to reach folks with breaking news.
We have this lovely website, but you already know that don’t you?
And last but not least, we have The Waccabuc Report – a 4 color, 8 page glossy paper newsletter, published and printed by yet more volunteers from within our community. It is mailed semi-annually to our members in late Fall and late Spring. It recaps in both word and photos the many and myriad social activities of WLC, eg. the annual Dinner on the Lake, the WLC Annual Meeting and Progressive Dinner that follows, musical and literary events at the Mead Memorial Chapel, new residents to the community, interviews with interesting people, articles written by local residents on Waccabuc-specific items of interest and so forth. It helps you stay informed. Or gives you a small frisson seeing your name or face in print….
Please consider joining us!