Why be a CFUW Member?
Where, for the cost of a membership, could you claim to be a member of a national women's organization with close to 10 000 members?
Where, for the cost of a membership, could you claim to support a national organization that presents briefs to the Provincial and Federal governments annually outlining our current policies and advocates for: equality for women and girls, a strong educational system, and the protection of human rights?
Where, for the cost of a membership, could you claim, through CFUW's affiliation with IFUW to: support women and girls throughout the world, have a voice and influence through its UN advocacy, stressing education and the status of women, be offered hospitality afforded CFUW members travelling abroad, and be able to form links of friendships between global affiliates?
Where, for the cost of a membership, could you be part of support to the over $85 000 per year in national Fellowships awarded for graduate level studies (Clubs across Canada gave one million dollars in scholarships and awards)?
I know that you are well aware that it takes money to do all of these things. Besides the money, many women volunteer their time and expertise to values and do this work. I am happy there are such women who can, and I for one, am happy to support their efforts on my behalf.
The quote below was once said to a women's graduating class. I think it exemplifies why we need to support an organization like CFUW.
"Your degree does not belong to its present tenant alone. Your education was lent to you be women of the past, and you will give some back to living women and to your daughters seven generations from now.