​Welcome! We are so glad you’re here and are interested in joining our dynamic group.


Ross Valley Women’s League is a unique group of women dedicated to effective leadership, positive social interaction, and the financial support of Adopt A Family of Marin, a non-profit organization that helps families in crisis.


RVWL is managed under Bylaws which provide a roadmap for the manner in which it operates. This includes the establishment and leadership of a Board comprised of the President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary, Membership Chair, Gala Chair, Underwriting Chair, Liaison to Adopt A Family, Marketing and Communication Chair, and President Emeritus.


Active RVWL members meet monthly to plan the upcoming fundraiser events, and join committees that accomplish all the hands on work and organizing of our fundraisers, mainly our annual fall gala. They also gather several times a year for social events, forging strong bonds and long term friendships.



The RVWL Membership Application Process requires four steps:

1. Contact a Sponsoring Active or Associate Member

2. Attend our Prospective Member Event in the month of December

3. Meet with two board members, including the Membership Chair
4. Complete the Application for Membership


1. Contact a Sponsoring Active or Associate Member

Each Prospective New Member should reach out to an Active or Associate Member to be introduced to the group. 


2. Attend our Prospective Member Event in the month of December


This is a perfect opportunity for Prospective Members to meet and mingle with Active Members and Associates and find out if the group would be a good fit for you. You will get a chance to witness first hand that while this is a hard-working group, we love to have fun together!

3. Meet with two Board Members

The Membership Chair will set up a meeting for the Prospective New Member to meet with two board members to discuss membership requirements and the candidate’s qualifications and motivation to join RVWL. The Prospective New Member will be provided with the RVWL application at the meeting.


4. Complete and Submit the Application for Membership

Once completed, the form should be submitted to the Membership Chair. Submissions will be considered on a first come first serve basis. The application requires the Prospective New Member to provide in writing her personal information, a bio highlighting her non-profit and fundraising qualifications, and a statement as to why she is interested in RVWL's support for Adopt A Family of Marin.

Wait List

RVWL seeks Membership between 30 and 35 Actives. Any New Prospect who cannot be offered status as an Active Member because we have exceeded our Membership quota of 35 will be placed at the top of the Wait List for the following year.


Once Membership is closed for the year, Actives may introduce New Prospects who want to be considered for the following year. Upon completion of Steps 1, 3, and 4 above, these New Prospects may request to be placed on the Wait List. 


If you are interested in joining our group, please contact our Membership Chair, Alex Cowley at or 415-301-0961.

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