You must be an active, paid member of Freedom From Religion in order to be a member of NOFS. Please join here: https://ffrf.org/get-involved/join-ffrf
Are you willing to commit to attend 1-2 organizational/formal chapter meetings per year? If you cannot attend these meetings, please make sure to activate the mailing list setting in your profile to receive updates, news and event schedules.
To be a voting NOFS member, dues of $20 per year must be paid within 30 days of joining (we must already have your FFRF membership confirmation). You can pay via Paypal, check or cash.
Are you willing to champion FFRF's mission and sell FFRF whenever possible, using provided literature or other methods? Are you willing/able to attend your city's council or school board meetings, and report any violations?
If you are already an FFRF member, submit your membership confirmation to email@example.com. We must have your membership receipt for our records.
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Hi, Marni! How nice to have a local chapter. I actually joined FFRF as my anniversary present this year :)
NOFS (Northern Ohio Freethought Society) is a nationally recognized chapter of the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF). We were officially voted in on February 21, 2013. In order to be a member of the NOFS, you must be a current, paid member ofFFRF. We require your FFRF membership receipt before approval of your NOFS membership. In order to remain a voting member of NOFS, you must also provide your renewal receipt each year to the Director. We hold meetings monthly on the third or last Saturday starting in January, and the $20 annual membership dues are due on May 1 each year. Meeting dates are subject to change.
NOFS is mandated NOT to lobby for political candidates or laws in any way. The FFRF chapter bylaws clearly state this; however, individuals can lobby for state/church separation and protest state/church separation violations, as long as the person only identifies him/herself as an INDIVIDUAL objecting to prayer, etc.
We champion FFRF's mission, and work to gain new memberships for FFRF, as well as student participation, working with the Secular Student Alliance. We encourage members to participate in local city council meetings and school board meetings in their communities to see if there are state/church separation violations. We will submit legitimate complaints to FFRF.
NOFS members aren't required to attend the national FFRF conventions, but we do ask members to attend at least one local NOFS organizational meeting per year. The Director of the chapter, along with at least one other member, preferably the Secretary, will make every effort to attend all annual FFRF conferences, and will be asked to outline the group's activities and progress at each annual FFRF board meeting. We also must provide an annual income statement and year-end report. Please spread the word about NOFS!
Please remember to join the NOFS mailing list so you can receive updates and news, if you're unable to attend most meetings.