Individual Membership


Everyone who gives us their email address to receive our program announcements is considered a member of the World Affairs Council of Western Michigan. This symbolizes our commitment to bring global understanding to all in our community. If you would like to join our mailing list and become a member, simply click here.

There is no cost to subscribe, we don't sell your information, and you may unsubscribe at any time.

For those who wish to support the Council financially, we have another option:

Senator Membership

Upgrade to a premier membership for two people.

$250 a year.

Included with a Senator Membership:

Membership for two—includes passes for 2 people to all of our general programming, including Great Decisions and our other events.

Invitations to exclusive receptions with selected speakers throughout the year

Special ticket pricing to the Council’s Anniversary Event featuring a global headliner.

(A side benefit: No waiting in line! You have a special sign-in at all events.)

This $250 annual membership has a value of over $500!

No pay-pal? Use guest check-out

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Thank you to our Senator Members:

Dixie Anderson And David Granlund

Phyllis Erwin

Martha and David Gabrielse

Ted and Louise Gedra

Omar and Patricia Westveer Helferich

Kyle and Win Irwin

Birgit Klohs

KenZie Low

Eugene Lyons

Craig and Rhonda Meurlin

Tim and Karen O'Donovan

Palumbo and Associates

Tim and Dona Raymer

Vernis Schad

Don Trap

Jeffrey and Nancy Van Winkle

Or, consider a charitable gift to the Council.

Here are some ways your contributions help our organization:

$40 pays for monthly local event dues

$100 provides audio-visuals for a guest speaker

$200 covers room rental fees

$500 allows us to hire a college intern

$1000 provides transport and lodging for a guest speaker

$2500 covers our annual national World Affairs Councils of America dues


Your gift is tax deductible.

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first know the world.

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The World Affairs Council of Western Michigan empowers the people and organizations of West Michigan to engage thoughtfully with the world.

"To change the world, first know the world."

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Grand Rapids, MI 49506

(616) 776-1721

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