Membership at WFT

Membership At the Temple

Members are those who have qualified for membership by whose names are in the Membership Book and who have paid the annual dues and who remain linked by affection, association, and loyalty to the Wiccan Family Temple,

Membership Dues: Tithes

1). A yearly membership fee will be charged, which is to be paid annually: Entitles you $10.00 payments at all Esbats rather than full payments $15.00.  Unfortunately we are unable to do so with Sabbats and cover our costs…

  • For each adult annually $65.00USD. Entitles you $10.00USD payments at all Esbats
  • Families – 2 adults and 2 kids (under 18 years old) $80.00USD.
  • Students of WFTAPS – $50.00USD

2). Membership includes: A membership card and access to our Facebook Group – where we would place spells, poems, writings, etc. for our members only.

3) Monthly tithes: The tithe shall be paid by each member (Potential, Dedicant, and HP, HPs) to the Money Witch.

4) A Potential or Dedicant member who is in arrears in paying the tithe or any other owed class fees more than (3) three months shall automatically have all privileges suspended which include Sabbats, Esbats, rituals, classes, meetings and WFT events till tithes are current.

5) This is a commitment to the Temple, WFT Academy of Pagan Studies and most of all, to yourself, you must uphold and adhere to it.

6) All celebrants are expected to pay a monthly tithe at all Sabbats and Esbats (if you can give more please do so, if not do the best you can, every little bit helps towards the cost), as set by the Board of Council, and approved by the Foundering Elders. However, no person shall be prevented from attending ritual solely on the grounds that he or she has not paid his or her tithe or some of it must be paid to assist with our costs. The Elders cannot, should not and do not wish to fund the cost of space rental from their pockets anymore.

7) Monthly Tithes shall be used by the Wiccan Family Temple to fund the rent of ritual space, the purchase of ritual supplies, and to sometimes cover cost of members who cannot afford to fully pay there portion. The Board of Council Money Witch will insure that an adequate record of monies received on behalf of the Wiccan Family Temple is kept.

NOTE: Amounts may vary as the Monthly Tithes are used to cover Wiccan Family Temple costs at said times.

Privacy of Members

  1. The Board of Council membership records are its’ own private property. Information therein may not be sold, borrowed or disclosed to other organizations and individuals, nor published or distributed to Board of Council members, without the expressed consent of each member involved. This includes the names, addresses, phone numbers, and other information relating to individual members shall be considered confidential and may not be disclosed without the permission of the individual(s) involved.
  2. The Board of Council, as an implicit function of their office, may use the membership records for purposes benefiting the Temple. Any and all copies in the possession of these officers must be returned to the Corporation upon resignation or the end of the term of office and must not retain a copy of any documents as required by law.
  3. Any member in good standing who wishes to absolutely withdraw from membership in the Temple may request that the member’s own data not the names, be stricken from the membership records. This does not apply to individuals who are prohibited or banned from participating in activities by the Board of Council.
  4. The Board of Council being the Trustees may publish a directory, for use by Temple members, containing only information that each individual members has explicitly authorized for release in such a directory. E.g. craft names, title and emails.
  5. Officials of federal, state and local government agencies may examine the membership records as part of their normal duties for enforcement of federal and state laws. If at any time, any portion of these bylaws are deemed to be in conflict with any applicable Federal and State laws, that section will no longer be valid.

Membership Criteria, Tithes and Fees

Individuals who were accepted as members prior to the enactment of this section of the bylaws will remain members, until they have been informed via email and followed up by a phone call about our new policies regarding membership. They will then inform us by the next Witches New Year Nov. 1 of this year of what they wish to do regarding their membership in the Wiccan Family Temple.

Individuals must meet the following criteria before acceptance into membership.

  1. Officially begins at birth for those who are members and the kids are born into the Temple.
  2. At age 14 our teens are asked to officially make the choice at their Rite of Passage ritual if they choose to continue with there membership at WFT.
  3. For teens under 18 you must provide a written parental consent form (please ask for the consent form) then at least one meeting with your parent.
  4. File an application with the Board of Council Scribe, endorsed by two members of the Board of Council.
  5. Endorse the words in Article 12 – Principle of Beliefs and Article 14- Oath of Secrecy in the ByLaws.
  6. Pay the proper annual membership fee.
  7. If an application is rejected at a business meeting, the applicant’s membership fee must be refunded in full. The membership fee must also be refunded in full if the applicant asks to withdraw the application at any point before it has been approved.
  8. In order to remain a full member, each member must pay the current membership fee each year. Failure to pay the fee for the current period after November 31 of that year will place your membership on hold temporarily. At which time the member may request to resume membership or to no longer be a member. If they paid and has made a request to have their membership placed on hold only (if their membership has been paid in full), until you wish to resumes full membership. Members who remain on hold for a period of more than six months cease to be members, and must start the application process over again from the beginning to become a member again.
  9. A member may be removed by a two thirds majority vote at a Board of Council meeting or by a two thirds majority vote of the trustees. Should a member who has been removed reapply for membership, the fact that they were previously removed must be announced at the meeting when they are seeking reacceptance.
  10. Membership resignations must be presented in writing to the Scribe or in person at a Board of Council business meeting. Members who have resigned in the past six months may resume their membership by announcing their desire to rejoin in writing to the Scribe or in person at a corporation business meeting. The Board of Council can require that such a request be treated as a new membership application if they act within four weeks of the original request.

Membership status: Any person’s membership or participation may be curtailed, suspended, or terminated by decision of a consensus of the membership either for lack of attendance and or participation or violation of the rules contained in Wiccan Family Temple ByLaws.

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A. Qualifications: Based upon individuals request to WFT to one of its Board of Council members. No person shall be denied access to membership on the basis of gender, race, ethnic background, sexual preference, physical handicap, or age, providing they have reached the age of maturity 18 years or older. Or have parental consent as long as said person does not present a threat of harm to themself or others.

B. Degrees of Participation and Membership: Participants in the programs sponsored by The Wiccan Family Temple may include the following:

1. Guests: Interested parties of all traditions and faiths who attend any or all of our Open public rituals.

  • Adhering to the WFT Circle Etiquette and Policy and assisting in general when needed.
  • Bring instruments for us to share and make music at rituals: drums, flutes, rattles, rain sticks etc.
  • Bring items to ritual for all to share as needed (depending on the Esbat or Sabbat being celebrated). – Wine, Juices, Cookies, Cakes, Bread, Milk et al. And RSVPs with WFT when you will be attending.

2. Celebrants: Persons who consider themselves a Witch, Wiccan, Pagan and participate in and support the open activities of the community who:

  • Adhering to the WFT Circle Etiquette and Policy and assisting the High Priestess or High Priest in general when needed.
  • Also must adhere to our code of Ethics, please read and comply.
  • Bring instruments for us to share and make music at rituals: drums, flutes, rattles, rain sticks etc.
  • Bring items to ritual for all to share as needed (depending on the Esbat or Sabbat being celebrated). – Wine, Juices, Cookies, Cakes, Bread, Milk et al. And RSVPs with WFT when you will be attending.

3. Potential Dedicants and Dedicants: Persons who have dedicated themselves to study the path of Wicca, Witchcraft, or Pagan World Theology at WFT Academy of Pagan Studies and who, are following the prescribed course of study at WFTAPS.

  • Adhering to the WFT Circle Etiquette and Policy and assisting the High Priestess or High Priest when needed.
  • Bring instruments for us to share and make music at rituals: drums, flutes, rattles, rain sticks etc.
  • Bring items to ritual for all to share as needed (depending on the Esbat or Sabbat being celebrated). – Wine, Juices, Cookies, Cakes, Bread, Milk et al. And RSVPs with WFT when you will be attending.

C. WFT Membership & Education in itself shall be limited to:

For all Degrees at WFTAPS, the Board of Council retains the right to remove anyone who is not suited to continue their education at WFT Academy of Pagan Studies. Prior education is not valid in the Academy Pagan Studies. As all systems or traditions are different and very difficult to assess what an individual has studied prior. The Board of Council retains the right to find a potential Dedicant unfit for proceeding to a higher degree or that the Potential may have to re-take or complete certain key knowledge of topics for them to attain further degrees.

  1. Dragon Academy – ages from 5 through 13.
  • All parents must attend with their child or children.
  • Students must do all classwork and exams.
  • Depending on age, child’s understanding and maturity.
  • Students must come prepared with pens, pencils and paper or note book.
  • There are three levels based on individual abilities:- Beginners – The Hatchlings, Intermediate – The Wyvern, and Advanced – The Draco.
  • Attendance must complete all 24 classes. Any classes missed must be made up is the following year.
  • Must pass all class test with a 75% or above.

If duties are not met, then the Board of Council will make a decision on what is to be done and the Potential Dragon Dedicant with their parents will abide by that decision.

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