PEP memberships run from September 1 to August 31.
Renewal materials were sent to PEP members and friends
last month. Now is the time to send in your renewal if
you have not done so. If you have not been a member
before or your membership has lapsed, do consider
becoming a member for 2009–2010.
PEP membership comes in two varieties, active and
affiliate. Active members must have a connection to the
Diocese of Pittsburgh—most active members live in the
diocese—and pay tax-deductible dues. (Suggested dues are
$15, but many give more and some give less.) Affiliate
members do not have to have a diocesan connection.
Contributions are appreciated but are not required.
Members receive paper copies of PEPtalk, the PEP
newsletter. Active members can vote in PEP elections.
If you do not have a PEP membership form in hand, your
can find one
here. The form can be printed and mailed to PEP, or
you can fill in the form on-line and e-mail it directly
from your Web browser. If you are paying dues, you may
send a check or pay on-line. (Click on the Donate button
Join Us! page.)
Finally, some have asked if there is still a need for
PEP. The answer is yes, and this is an issue that PEP
president Joan Gundersen addressed in her message that
was included in the renewal mailing that went out last
month. You can read her message