Looking to Join the Krewe of the 13?
The first thing that you need to know is that we have two types of membership:
The Core Members are voting members and are expected to participate in charity work of the Krewe, particularly fund raising. We realize that peoples circumstances vary and we are flexible in finding a way that you can participate.
We all enjoy the social events and parades, but they are not considered to be participation in our charity work.
Our Benefactors are not asked or expected to participate in the charity work, however they pay higher annual dues and are not voting members.
If you would like to apply for membership in the Krewe, this is the procedure:
First, please read our governing documents including our bylaws. After you've read the bylaws, if they are acceptable to you, please send an email to the captain (firstname.lastname@example.org) stating that if you become a member that you are prepared to abide them, please include your full contact information (Name / Address / e-mail / phone). You will be contacted by our Krewe member responsible for liaison with potential members.
The Meet and Greet is the next step. Come to join us for a few socials and events, we will make sure you know when they are. Try us out. Get to know us. We want to get to know you too!
After the Core Members have had a chance to meet you, let us know that you want to proceed with becoming a member and if you are asking to be a Core Member or Benefactor, the Core Members will then vote on you becoming a Swabbie (our name for a probationary member).
Your Swabbie status will last nine months. During this time prospective Core members will need to show us how you can help with our work. We are here to raise money for families in need and require help in doing so. Come work side-by-side with us to help create miracles. Your expertise can really make a difference.
Prospective Benefactors will be welcomed at our socials, parades and we look forward to getting to know you.
After nine months we will schedule a vote for Core or Benefactor membership.
Please contact us if you have any questions.
Thank you again for your interest and we look forward to you becoming a member of The Krewe of the 13!
Capt. Proper Roger
Captain, Krewe of the 13, Inc