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MWWL Members are the foundation of our league and allow us to achieve the level of support we offer our local communities. We welcome & invite new members to join our Tainui Maori Womens Welfare League. Membership consists of the below:
Once you submit an expression of interest in becoming a member of the Tainui Maori Womens Welfare League a representative will contact you. Please note processing times may differ depending on internal workloads and other commitments. If you have recently applied and would like to follow up on the progress or have any questions please contact us.
Senior membership shall be open to all women who comply with the conditions of membership and upon payment of the senior membership subscription fee. This is our most common membership for new league members.
Rangatahi membership shall be open to all girls and young women from the age of 10 to 18 years who may join a Senior Branch or form Rangatahi Branches upon payment of the subscription fee. Rangatahi members of a Branch can conduct meetings under the same principles as a parent Branch. Rangatahi Branches shall be responsible to a parent Branch.
Foundation members are the founding members of Te Ropu Wahine Maori Toko i te Ora in 1951. Foundation members are not required to pay a subscription fee.
Overseas membership may be conferred by any Branch upon any woman resident outside Aotearoa/New Zealand.
Life Membership may be conferred upon any League member who has given 15 years service as a Senior member to the League. A Life member should be nominated by her Branch and the recommendations together with the member’s citation must be sent to the Regional Area Representative who will submit it to the National Executive Committee for approval. Life Membership shall be automatically conferred on all National Presidents on expiry of their term of office in recognition of their service to the League.
Life members shall be entitled to all the privileges of Senior members, but the Branch conferring the honour shall be responsible for that member’s annual subscription, except in the case of Past National Presidents, who shall not be liable for further annual subscriptions.
Honorary membership may be conferred by a branch, Regional Council or National Council upon any person, male or female, who actively supports the Kaupapa of the League and is interested in and supportive of the objects of the League. An honorary member shall not hold office or be eligible to vote at Branch, Regional or National level.
Contact the Tainui Maori Womens Welfare League here