We’re so happy you are ready to join our growing PNAnw Family! Your next step is to fill out the application! Download our Membership Form and fill out in full, print and bring to your Chapter’s Membership Coordinator to get the ball rolling! Make sure those References are filled out so we can process your submission ASAP! Pending any issues or concerns, you’ll be contacted within 3-4 business days. We also ask that you wait to attend any more PNAnw meetings while your Membership Submission is being processed!
Members should represent their Primary Occupation, not a part-time business
1. Member Transfers between Chapters are allowed if the proper paperwork is filled out completely and approved between both Chapters effected. The Leadership Committee of the destination Chapter must verify there is no competing business or category already filled initially. If none, the transfer can be approved. ALL Member Transfers will incur a $75 processing fee. This is not just due to administrative needs to accomplish this, but also to discourage leap-frog memberships.
An individual cannot be part of two PNAnw groups
Corporate Membership Exemptions
CM TERMS: Businesses can have multiple members in numerous chapters. The Initial member is still expected to apply, submit to the vetting process, and pay full membership dues and one-time application fee. Up to 3 other employees can be seeded into other Chapters, following all before-mentioned processes. However, those new members will not be charged the Registration Fee. If a Corporation is sold, membership is terminated. Membership is not transferrable to new owners. New owners may apply for a new CM and pay all associated new member fees.
Attendance is an important part of membership
members clearly communicate the reasons beforehand when possible. Members are asked to attempt to have a substitute from their company or another business represent them. If this behavior continues to occur; members will be approached by Chapter officers asked/encouraged to follow attendance guidelines for a 60-day Probation period. If a member cannot commit to the minimum attendance policy that that time, PNAnw will attempt to offer another chapter location/time if applicable. There are no refunds for memberships after 60 days, so members are responsible for their attendance and commitments to a chapter.
If a member requests a “leave of absence”; they are required to request this from the current serving officer body of a chapter. On a case-by-case basis, PNAnw is often able to reserve the category for a determined time period so members can attend to their needs outside of the chapter, knowing that their membership isn’t in jeopardy. If it becomes clear after a maximum of 60 days that a member will not return after their decided return-date, and can’t be reached for clarification, the member’s business category will be opened for new membership.
a. When sharing information about the organization or any other PNAnw members via public communication channels, PNAnw expects its members to share responsibly and clearly distinguish individual opinion from fact.
b. PNAnw members are committed to providing a friendly, safe, supportive and harassment-free environment for all members, regardless of gender, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability,physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion or other group identity.
1. Harassment includes offensive verbal or written comments, and negative behavior, either in real or virtual space, including those which are related to or are based upon gender, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, relation or other group identity. Harassment also includes display of sexual images in public spaces, deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of talks or other events, and unwelcome physical contract or sexual attention.
2. Sexual language and imagery are not appropriate for any member venue, including events, talks, workshops, social events, and social media.
Consequences of Unacceptable Behavior
2. All PNAnw members are expected to observe these rules and behaviors in all PNAnw membership venues, including online venues and conference social events where members seek to learn, network, and enjoy themselves, free from any type of harassment. Please participate as an PNAnw member responsibly and with respect for the rights of others.
What to Do
a. To report an incident or problem, please file a written complaint to the PNAnw Membership Coordinator who has this document available. It can also be downloaded at www.PNAnwnetworking.com/forms.
b. The Officer will evaluate the concern and will communicate all findings to his/her Chapter President, Vice President and PNAnw Founders. The following results and/or next steps will occur:
i. A PNAnw Founder will contact the complainant and/or the offending member directly for further explanation.
ii. Based on results, a decision will be made for handling according to the PNAnw Member Conduct guidelines.
iii. A decision will be made to/or not to revoke the offending member’s membership with no refund.
iv. This Membership Conduct policy is regularly reviewed and revised by the PNAnw Founders.
1. President’s Welcome, Introduction of PNAnw leadership
2. Membership Coordinator, Introduction of Guests
3. Vice President’s Report
4. 45 second Commercials of each member & Guests
5. 1st Speaker of the Day, 8 minutes – Speech Breakout session to follow, 4-6 minutes
6. 2nd Speaker of the Day, 8 minutes – Speech Breakout session to follow, 4-6 minutes
7. Referrals & Testimonials
8. Door Prizes
10. Meeting Adjourned
Policies are subject to change. The Leadership Team in all Chapters will be notified regarding all changes.