Membership

Prospective Member

WiLA members extend membership by direct invitation, through courting the club, or open invitation call. Application period is January 1st to January 31st of each year. Pledge selection are made by March 15th; pledging begins April 1st.

Membership is available to Atlanta-area (including surrounding cities and southern states in proximity to Georgia or southern seaboard) Leather identified women, transwomen, and women who are curious about various practices of Leather and BDSM, regardless of race, sexuality, or lifestyle identity/dynamic, and who supports the WiLA mission. Your primary identity is as a woman, even with the use of masculine pronouns or gender fluidity; we are inclusive of LGBTQ women and support women.

General Application Eligibility

  • Age requirement is 21 years of age and older. 
  • Must be sponsored by a Full WiLA member in good standing
  • Must not have had their WiLA, or other Leather club, membership suspended, revoked, or terminated in the past twelve (12) months 
  • Be in good standing in the leather/kink community
  • Submit an application, one-page petition, and the sponsor’s name between January 1st and 31st 
  • Submit to an interview 
  • Pay annual dues at pledge selection
  • Successfully complete pledge directives for a Full or Associate member by required deadline

Notice: Submitting an application does not guarantee pledge acceptance or final membership. Applications and petitions will be evaluated by WiLA members and discussed with the sponsor. Prospects will be contacted by or before March 15th if they have been selected as a pledge.

The pledging process begins each April 1st and concludes after four months OR at the discretion of the Pledge Master within the same year. Patches are given to those who successfully complete pledging at the October Patch Ceremony.

Incomplete Pledging

Incompletion of the pledge process will result in no patch being granted. A prospect member may reapply to pledge the next calendar year, yet, a second failure will result in a prospective member waiting for a full calendar year to pass before reapplying again. An interview must be scheduled with the Pledge Master, Sergeant-at-Arms, the Founding/Co-founding Members, and one (1) Full Member-at-large for a third application approval.

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Summary of Membership Requirements

  • Full Member: Attends a minimum of six (6) meetings, socials, and/or teleconference in a calendar year which may include but are not limited to:
    • Business meetings (Annual business meeting is mandatory)
    • Club hosted community events, socials, and Zoom call
    • Group community service or service projects
    • Annual club gathering
    • Atlanta Annex of the Carter/Johnson Library events
  • Pays annual dues of $40
  • Cannot be a full member, officer, or board member of another leather backpatch club
  • Votes, sponsors pledgees, and can hold club leadership or committee positions

Full members wear and display club colors and WiLA patch on vest, jacket, or overlay. (Cost for patch)

  • Associate Member: Attends a minimum of three (3) meetings, socials, and/or teleconference in a calendar year which may include but are not limited to:
    • Business meetings (Annual business meeting is mandatory)
    • Club hosted community events, socials, and Zoom calls
    • Group community service or service projects
    • Annual club gathering
    • Atlanta Annex of the Carter/Johnson Library events
  • Pays annual dues of $20
  • Can hold club committee positions

Associate members wear and display club colors and small WiLA patch (with optional Associate rocker) on vest, jacket, or overlay. (Cost for patch)

COVID Response: Due to COVID-19, WiLA has expanded its membership states. Requirements (pledging and attendance) will be fulfilled digitally and virtually for 2021.

For membership inquiries, please do not hesitate to Contact us.