3. Pay for membership online (on form below or to the left directly through Paypal).
Eligibility to Join
You must be a sole owner or partner of a woman owned business in Madison County or the surrounding counties of KY.
You must read over and agree to the By-Laws.
You need to complete the online Membership Form and be approved by one of our board members.
As of January 1, 2014, Annual Dues are $150 if you pay entire year up front but can be paid quarterly at $40/quarter. So you get a $10 savings if you pay for the entire year in one.
Requirements & Expectations
Any female business owner, even if the business is shared with a male partner/spouse, shall be eligible for membership in the Business Babes Society, Chapter 1.
To support the Business Babes Society, Chapter 1 and any and all future Chapters of the Business Babes Society.
To keep Officers informed of changes in name, business, address and email/cell numbers.
To help organize and sign new members whenever possible.
To support all Business Babes Society’s members’ businesses as much as possible.
To vote their convictions in all local Business Babes Society’s elections and matters submitted to a vote, abide by the will of the majority, subject to rights of appeal.
To attend the meetings and be engaged at the meetings. Members are encouraged to attend as many meetings as possible, to participate on committees, and volunteer for other organization activities to fully participate in the organization. All other business matters between two members shall be conducted before or after the actual meeting.
Refrain from sharing political or religious views. Keep your expressions to yourself unless the discussion involves local, state or federal issues that directly or indirectly affect our business(es). Religions are considered personal.
Refrain from gossiping, criticism, bullying or negative campaigning of our organization, other members and members' businesses among the group, on social media or individually.
Speak and Act always in a manner to represent Business Babes in a positive way. Your behavior during and outside of meetings directly and indirectly reflects on Business Babes Society and your business. This includes but not limited to: indecent public photos, unprofessional comments on social media, public behavior, and unethical business practices.
Monthly meetings shall be held for members and sponsors. Information on meeting times and place may be found on the local chapter website. Meetings are optional, but you are encouraged to attend as often as possible so members are included and updated on any decisions that are made. Networking time among the members is available at the close of all monthly meetings. The meeting will include a speaker with information on professional development for members’ businesses.
Nominations & Elections
Every two years, in the November monthly meeting, a new President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer shall be nominated. The meeting shall call to vote nominated members using a paper ballot, and close the meeting with an agreed majority vote with a verbal announcement for new persons in the voted positions. Newly elected officers will begin on January 1st of the following year. Outgoing officers will serve until January 1st and hand over completed and updated directory, bank statements and all other records of the Business Babes Society.
ELIGIBILITY: All elected offices of the Business Babes Society must be current and active paid members of the Business Babes Society in order to be voted into office.
TERM OF OFFICE: New officers begin their term on January 1st, following their election. Each elected officer will serve a two year term.
REMOVAL OF OFFICE: Any officer can be removed for cause which includes: Removal from office will require a two thirds vote of members present at the next meeting after officer is held for cause.
VACANCIES: Vacancy of President shall be filled by the Vice-President for the duration of the term. Any additional vacant position shall be filled at the next meeting held after officer is removed. The newly elected officer shall complete the remaining term of the officer she is replacing.
Business Babes Society
Business Babes Society is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Kentucky, P.O. Box 330, Richmond, KY 40476