PW honorary life membership form

An Honorary Life Membership in Presbyterian Women honors an individual’s faithful service in some area of church work. Men, women, moderators, leaders, teachers, officers, pastors, missionaries and staff have received this honor.

The church group conferring this honor is asked to send an honorary life membership form with a check (payable to Treasurer of Presbyterian Women) to the treasurer of Presbyterian Women in their presbytery.

If you have questions about Honorary Life Memberships, please contact Nancy McWhorter.

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  1. Hi, Ann. The $95 pin is sterling silver. There is no pewter pin, and we don't plan to offer one in the immediate future, but thank you for the suggestion. We will take that into consideration.

    by Yvonne Hileman, staff

    May 2, 2014

  2. I see on the form that the $95 pin is Sterling Silver (in the block about pin design). My older one is pewter. If it is indeed Sterling Silver I can see the need for the price increase to that amount. In that case, could there be a less expensive pewter one? If the current $95 pin is actually pewter, it should say so on the form. Thanks.

    by Ann Feder

    April 27, 2014

  3. Hi Sharlie! Thank you for visiting the PW web site and leaving a good question! I checked and yes, it is OK for someone to receive an Honorary Life membership from another congregation in addition to one already received. If you have any further questions, please contact Nancy McWhorter, PW staff person for all things Honorary Life Membership, at nancy.mcwhorter@pcusa.org .

    by Patricia Longfellow

    February 8, 2013

  4. Can a life membership award be given to a woman who has received the award previously from another church?

    by Sharlie Rigby

    January 30, 2013

  5. Hi Mary! You can honor a couple with the same (one) certificate and a pin. It's been done before for married couples. Please contact Nancy McWhorter for more details at nancy.mcwhorter@pcusa.org. Thank you!

    by Patricia Longfellow

    January 13, 2012

  6. We would like to honor a couple in our church with one award. We know that there would be just one pin, but is it OK to have two names on one certificate? We want to honor another woman also, and we can't afford three awards, but having the couple, who have worked together on so many projects, receive a joint award, seems like a good solution to us.

    by Mary Lewis

    January 11, 2012

  7. Thank you for the answer to my question, but it was not for the benefit of my church, but another. As PW moderator of my presbytery, the question came to me from another woman. I was glad to be able to give her an answer, and she appreciated it, too.

    by Delores Johnson

    December 1, 2011

  8. Hi Delores, Thank you for your question. The PW Honorary Life Membership is a wonderful way to honor someone (male or female) who has left a legacy in your church. To answer your question, es, the PW Honorary Life Membership can be given posthumously. The certificate and wording remain the same. Thanks for asking!

    by Patricia Longfellow

    November 30, 2011

  9. Question - I have been asked if a lifetime membership can be given posthumously, as the person is deceased, but left a legacy in the church. If the answer is 'yes', would there be a different certificate or the wording different with the name? thanks -

    by Delores Johnson

    November 30, 2011

  10. How long has PW given the Honorary Life Membership?

    by Helen McDonald

    November 18, 2011

  11. Are their more specific requirements for this award than in the sentence above?

    by Linda Brockmna

    August 9, 2011

  12. Hi Vicki. Thank you for inquiring about PW's Honorary Life Program! The Honorary Life Membership fee was increased for the first time in 20 years from $70 to $95 beginning in January 2008. The pins at the $95 (regular) level are still pewter, and a $250 (gold) level was added at that time. The gold pins are for those who want to honor someone who has received an Honorary Life Membership in the past. If you have any further questions, please contact Nancy McWhorter at nancy.mcwhorter@pcusa.org. Thanks!

    by Patricia Longfellow

    February 28, 2011

  13. I had a request for PW Honorary Life Membership pin costing less than $95. She said that the last time they gave an HLM the pin was pewter & considerably less money. What do I tell her?

    by Vicki Hautala

    February 25, 2011

  14. Hi Donna. You can print off the Honorary Life Membership by clicking on the red "Download PDF" button above the "Join the Discussion" line. If you need further assistance, please contact Nancy McWhorter at nancy.mcwhorter@pcusa.org and she will be glad to help. Thanks for visiting the PW web site!

    by Patricia Longfellow

    January 20, 2011

  15. I need Honorary Life Membership froms.

    by Donna R. Miller

    January 20, 2011

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