TEMPO Racine's monthly programmed luncheons take place on the 2nd Thursday of every month (excluding August) from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM.
Two of the luncheons deviate from regular programming: In July, we host a summer picnic where guest fees are waived, and in December, we host an annual holiday party that you won't want to miss!
Applications are evaluated according to 4 key areas:
Potential applicants often wonder if they will be "good enough" to join. We assure you that we do not intend to make the application process exclusive or unnecessarily difficult. To that end, we do not require concrete thresholds in any single category (e.g., a Master's degree for educational attainment or a certain number of years of volunteer experience). What we look for is evidence that you are dedicated to quality leadership, professional development, and giving back to the community.
We expect all members to be courteous, professional, and conduct themselves with our mission and vision in mind. Beyond that, membership is what you make of it. The last portion of the membership application will ask you to check any potential volunteer interests you may have so that the appropriate board member(s) can help you get involved.
The application process begins when a current member of TEMPO Racine nominates a woman leader who they believe would be a good fit to the organization. The nomination form asks the member for information about the nominee's background, concluding with a personal letter of recommendation. When the nomination form is submitted, we will email you the link to the membership application form.
It will go to the Membership Committee for evaluation. The committee will discuss whether your qualifications, experience, and character are compatible with and representative of TEMPO Racine's mission to advance the impact of women leaders. If so, they will then recommend you as a membership candidate to the Board of Directors. A majority vote by the Board of Directors ultimately determines acceptance.
Your application is held in confidence within the Membership Committee, the Board of Directors, and the administrative assistant.
We are moving to a system where they will be processed every other month, so the wait should be no longer than two months. The Membership Committee or administrative assistant will contact you with updates as soon as they become available.
Yes. While your application is pending, we encourage you to continue to attend our monthly programs at the $30 guest rate until a decision is reached.
Upon acceptance, we will contact you with onboarding information and send an invoice for yearly membership dues which are payable upon receipt. Exceptions occur if you have a corporate sponsor funding your membership.
Your new membership status will be announced at the membership program following your approval. You will be notified in advance of the date. This announcement date marks the beginning of your membership term, which expires on the first day of your anniversary month.
Applications are only postponed - never rejected. We're on your side!
If an application is not immediately accepted, the cause is typically a lack of information. The committee will reach out to you and/or the member who nominated you in order to gather more information to support your membership candidacy. Then, the committee will revisit your application.
If, after seeking additional information, the Membership Committee and the Board of Directors decide to postpone the application, they will offer to coach you for a successful future application.
As a non-profit organization, we try to keep dues as low as possible while still providing a high-quality membership experience. Our current dues cover venue/meal costs for 9 monthly luncheons, the July summer recruitment picnic, and the December holiday party almost exclusively. The remaining portion of your membership dues supports overhead costs.
As a dues-paying member, you receive the ability to invite guests. Read our full guest policy here.
You also receive the ability to attend TEMPO Milwaukee events (at their guest rate) without an invitation from one of their members. With roughly 500 members, TEMPO Milwaukee hosts phenomenal programs and events that you won't want to miss out on!
Dues do not cover special events. The Programs Committee plans socials and activities with an extra-special touch to give members the opportunity to socialize outside the bounds of our regular monthly programming. Given the irregular nature of these events, we ask a reasonable attendance fee per event instead of hiking up membership dues.
Yes! If you would like for your personal business to sponsor your membership, or if your employer is interested in becoming a sponsor, please review our sponsorship packages. If the sponsoring party desires certain benefits that are not listed, we will work with them to develop a personalized sponsorship package.
If you have any additional questions or concerns, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.