Membership & Application Guidelines

Membership of KOWIN DC is open to any woman with a professional career who is of Korean heritage or has a very close association with Korea. Membership is usually made by the recommendation of a current member in good standing and has to be approved by the majority of the KOWIN DC Executive Board.

Joining Membership

Interested individual may contact the administrator ( for the membership application form and submit it via e-mail. The membership committee will review the application and will contact the individual directly.

Use of Membership Dues

Your contribution is very important to the success of our ongoing and upcoming projects. Membership dues and donations make up almost 100% of KOWIN DC’s operating budget allowing us to produce inspirational events and publications for Korean-American women, as well as local and global communities.
Collected membership dues will cover:

  • The expenses for services and facilities running leadership seminars, mentoring programs, educational conferences regarding general interests, membership meetings, fundraising events, and more Newsletters, event videos and photos, booklets, and other media publications
  • Newsletters, event videos and photos, booklets, and other media publications
  • Website maintenance and updates
  • Fellowship program and training scholarships
  • Donations for neighbors in need
  • Awards/Recognitions
  • General administration

Other various donations and the funds raised through the events hosted by KOWIN DC will also go towards the management costs of our projects. Also, please note that your contributions are tax-deductible.

Membership Fee

The annual membership dues of $200 must be received by the end of June. New members must pay this fee at the time of joining KOWIN DC. The annual membership dues may be set by the President and the Executive Committee after review of KOWIN DC's fiscal year.

How to Pay the Membership Dues

Please mail your check to:

Ms. MyungJa Lee
9316 Edgewood Ct
Gaithersburg, MD 20877

If you have any questions, please contact us at ( by email.
It is you, the Members and Friends of KOWIN DC, who are the driving force of this organization, and we value your interest in KOWIN DC and appreciate your active participation.

Withdrawal from Membership

Requires written notice to the president of KOWIN DC. In order to be exempt from further membership dues, the notice has to be provided by the end of the current year so as to avoid obligation for further membership payment in the following year. For example, if one sends the notice during the year 2016, one will no longer be responsible for any dues from 2017. There will be no refund of any partial membership fee when leaving anytime during the current year.