Membership involves becoming a member of ABWA National and a local chapter. Becoming a member of Lakeland Downtown ABWA is easy.
Interested in Membership? Attend one of our meetings as a guest!
$115 for National dues payable to ABWA
Check or credit card. You will receive a renewal invoice from ABWA National each year on your membership anniversary date.
Mail the application and checks to:
Lakeland Downtown ABWA, P.O. Box 1234, Lakeland, FL 33802-1234
Have Questions About Membership?
Contact Membership Chair Melynda Rinker for further details.
The Hand of Friendship Program
Recruiting new members has always been an important aspect of maintaining the growth and sustainability of the American Business Women’s Association. ABWA’s recognition program called “The Hand of Friendship” was introduced in the early 1950’s. The purpose of the program is to recognize ABWA’s unsung heroines, those members who demonstrated “their active desire to see the American Business Women’s Association grow.” Today, there are nine levels of the Inner Circle, each level represented by a different jewel. Many of our Lakeland ABWA members have earned jewels through this program!