Membership has it's advantages...


DONATIONS... over the past year, your Board has continued operations with monthly virtual meetings, Care Committee reaches, informative emails and Newsletters, a Virtual Party, League, and Foundation financial overview and management, and grant submission reviews with monetary distributions to many local and worthy causes including: 

-   $500 - The Poeima Movement

-   $500 The Catherine Foundation

-   Up to $15,000 -to the Dream Queen Foundation - 2022/24 - 2-Year Grant Recipient

-    Scholarships: College of Southern Maryland (CSM) - $3,000 
-    Grant: Big Hair Ball/Lifestyles Sponsorship - $2,500, Sponsor: Anne Rees 
-    Grant: Special Olympics - $250 - Sponsor: Suzanne Wible 
-    Grant: Families in Recovery/Charles County Drug Court - $700, 
Sponsor: Candice Kelly 
-    Grant: Hospice of Charles County - $500, Sponsor: Rona Kelley 
-    Grant: Spring Dell - $500, Sponsor: Rona Kelley 
-    Grant: Port Tobacco Players - $500, Sponsor: Rona Kelley 
-    Grant: The Arnold House - $1,000, Sponsor: Diana Rucci 
-    Grant: KidSTREAM, Inc. - $1,000, Sponsor: Darlene Breck 
-    Grant: Charles County Literacy Council - $1,000, Sponsor: Ruth Mudd 
-    Grant: Southern Maryland Carousel Group - $500, Sponsor: Lisa Case 
-    Grant: Lifestyles, Inc. - $1,000, Sponsor: Ann Rees 
-    Grant: Maryland Crime Victims Resource Ctr. $1,000, Sponsor: Laura Forbes 
-    Grant: Wayside Food Bank - $500, Sponsor: Ruth Mudd 
-    League Funds: Boxed Lunches for Community Homeless - $500,  Sp
onsor: Teresa Klopfer 

From your entire Board of Directors and Committee Chairs, we are honored to have the opportunity to serve together on behalf of you - our members, our community, and the mission we serve. 


SMWL Annual

Full Membership Dues
Due by July 1, 2022


Foundation Donation
Due by Sept. 1, 2022


Membership Dues:
In order to fully fund the club’s administrative costs and off-set program costs, the Board set the Annual Membership Dues for the upcoming fiscal year (2022/2023) Board at $250.00.

This amount will be invoiced on June 1st and due in full by July 1st, 2022. If you have special circumstances that require a payment plan, please notify the Corporation Treasurer, Pam Frank. Any member requesting a payment plan must pay in full by September 1, 2022. Unless a member has an approved payment plan, failure to pay dues by July 1 will result in loss of membership privileges, or if an approved payment plan is not paid in full by September 1, membership privileges will be lost.

Fundraiser & Foundation:
The membership was very clear that it wants to retain and maintain the SMWL Foundation. Members indicated that they want to work collectively to raise funds to meet the important needs of women (and children). However, everyone prefers that we NOT host a fundraiser this fiscal year (7/1/2022 – 6/30/23).

The SMWL Bylaws require every member to participate in a fundraiser and authorizes the Board to establish a monetary contribution in lieu of participation in a fundraiser. Upon the recommendation of the Ad Hoc Committee on Fundraising, the Board approved a $250 monetary contribution to be made by every member to the Foundation, in lieu of participating in a fundraiser in this fiscal year. The club will resume fundraising in the 2023/2024 fiscal year.

SMWL Foundation
Women of Impact Direct Sponsorship Donation
$2,500 Platinum, $1,000 Gold, $500 Silver, $250 Personal
$100 Sister-to-Sister, or the amount of your choice.
To make a direct donation/contribution or sponsorship,
please contact Rona Kelley Foundation Treasurer.

Over the past twelve years, the Southern Maryland Women's League has donated over $245,000 in support of programs to benefit women and children within our community. It is through our annual fundraisers, special events, and activities that we are able to raise these funds. We encourage local business owners, residents, and other women of impact to join us in our mission and support the SMWL by participating in these events and through direct donations to our SMWL Foundation. We thank you in advance for your support.