FAQs

Membership

WAHHI promotes the beauty and culture of the greater Hilton Head community, supports civic betterment and encourages communication among area women. Membership is open to all women who live on Hilton Head, in the Town of Bluffton, and in those communities with access to Highway 278, up to and including Island West, and within the area bounded by the Colleton River to the north and the May River to the south. Click here to see which communities are eligible for membership.

Dues

Dues for 2017-2018 are $35.00 and are payable to the Women’s Association of Hilton Head Island (WAHHI). Dues should be mailed, along with the Membership Application form, to: Linda Jackson, Membership Chair, 702 Colonial Drive, Hilton Head Island, SC 29926. Membership runs from June 1 through May 31 each year.

If you prefer to register online, the cost of dues is $37 (which includes a $2 transaction fee). Simply click on “Join Us” on the home page and you will be directed to online registration.

Luncheon Meetings

WAHHI presents four luncheons each year. The luncheons are held in September, December, February and April or May. Our Pink Paper newsletter is mailed to all members to announce each meeting and to provide a reservation form.  Click here to read the latest edition of the Pink Paper.

Informational Gatherings

Informational gatherings for newcomers and potential members are held several times throughout the Fall and Winter in members’ homes. We rely on members to provide us with names of newcomers and others who may be interested in WAHHI membership. Please call or email Vice President-Hospitality, Betty Hambleton at 843-342-5578 or hhibetty@gmail.com if you would like to include a friend or new neighbor in one of the Informational Gatherings. We are always pleased to welcome newcomers and to share the benefits of WAHHI membership.

Interest Groups

This year, WAHHI offers membership in more than 40 Interest Groups on a variety of topics. Interest group participation is limited to WAHHI members only. To learn more, please call the leaders of the groups listed in the Membership Yearbook or click here for a complete list of our interest groups. We are always interested in expanding the variety of topics covered by our Interest Groups. If you have a talent/interest you would enjoy sharing with members or a suggestion for an Interest Group please contact President-elect Darah Latourelle at 843-836-3345 or dlatourelle99@yahoo.com.

Youth Community Service Awards

Hundreds of outstanding graduating high school seniors have been honored through WAHHI’s Youth Community Service Awards since the program was started in 1979-1980. The monetary awards recognize the recipients’ community service. The number of awards given depends on the amount of money available in the treasury at the end of the year. The WAHHI Program was started with one $75 award and has grown throughout the years. In 2016, four deserving students were this prestigious award . Click here for more information.

Other Gifts and Grants

WAHHI is pleased to announce the creation of the WAHHI Community Fund, established through the Community Foundation of the Lowcountry. The mission and purpose of the WAHHI Community Fund is to provide resources for the support of the charitable programs and interests of WAHHI. To apply for a grant or distribution, please contact Bonnie Burnette at 843-802-4427, or rbburnette@aol.com.

To ensure a happy holiday season for some children in the Hilton Head area, members bring gifts or make monetary donations to the Children’s Center at our Holiday Luncheon.  In addition, if funds are available at the end of the fiscal year, grants are made to support other children’s and community organizations.

Change of Address

If your address, telephone number or email address has changed after you sent in your Membership Application, please contact Membership Chair – Linda Jackson at wahhi.membership@gmail.com to provide your new contact information.

Website

Our website can be found at www.wahhi.com. This is a public site where you can find the History of WAHHI, general information, our Interest Groups descriptions, forms for membership and luncheon reservations, and a complete copy of the Pink Paper that is published four times a year. The secured member log-in area allows access the most current information on membership, directories and our Constitution and By-laws. If you have questions or need help in accessing the Website, please contact Sheila Ferguson at 512-585-3336 or ferguson.sheila@gmail.com.