DUES

While Lion's Heart is a non-profit organization, we are not a fundraising organization so we need to collect dues from our Members to pay for website costs, insurance, Member's tee shirts (for new Members only), trophies and awards, the awards event, promotional materials, Member's folders, and other organizational and administrative expenses.

We don't want anyone who has a dire financial hardship to miss out on serving the community through Lion's Heart, so we do offer a limited number of hardship discounts. If you would like to be considered for a full or partial discount, please confidentially fill out this form to explain your situation. Deadline to make a request is September 25th.

Yes! Lion's Heart dues are tax deductible effective January 3, 2013, and we are able to accept donations. However, our Members are prohibited from raising money. This is not a part of our mission. Lion's Heart Federal Tax ID number is 26-2781977.

It's so easy! Every year starting on February 1st but before noon on April 15th (noon PST), Members can log in and click "Membership" and pay by VISA or MasterCard credit/debit card. After you pay and login again, and click on "Membership," it will state a "Paid" status. See also "Refund Policy."

You can then re-enroll as a returning Member between Noon (PST) May 15th and Noon (PST) October 1st only. You will pay the dues for a new Membership and will only be placed in the former group if there is room. The Member will miss the opportunity to vote for the Torchbearer's Award, but would be eligible to receive votes. If the group that the Member was in is full, the Member will be placed in another group. If all groups are full and there are no openings by October 1st, the dues are fully refundable.

The only way we know if our Members are returning to Lion's Heart is when they pay their returning dues. If a Member has not done that by the deadline, we must assume they are not returning. New Members are then placed into groups who have been waiting to get into Lion's Heart.

Enrollment - Noon (PST) February 1st - Noon (PST) October 1st

The Chapter President starts assigning new Members in the beginning of April and on-going until October. An email notification will go out to all of the emails provided during enrollment. The notification email will include the Class Coordinator name and group name. The Class Coordinator will contact their Members starting in late April/early May with a notification of the first meeting. New Members will also receive in the mail a welcome letter, along with their tee shirt and Member folder, which will have all the information about the Member's group. If there is no room in a group, new Members will not be contacted until a new group forms. If no new group forms by October 1st, Pending Members will receive a full refund. Lion's Heart does NOT keep Pending Members until the following year.

We create the new 6th grade groups on a first come, first serve basis only. We put the first 20 in the blue group and the second 20 in the red group and so on. If friends want to be together, the best chance for that to happen is to enroll at Noon (PST) on February 1st, although we cannot guarantee anything, as it depends on how many enroll each year. It would be impossible to manage, and no way to fairly take requests for children to be with their friends.

We strongly discourage this but if it is a necessity, you may request your child move to another group (within the same chapter, or another Chapter) but only between May 1st and October 1st of each year, only if they have been a Member for at least one year, and only if there is room in the requested group, and their transfer does not cause their existing group to fall below the minimum three Members. The process is completed online through the Member's login and by selecting the Membership tab. There is a fee to transfer. If the Member earned a President's Volunteer Service Award, their name will only be listed on the Class Page of their former group. It will also be presented only from the former Class Coordinator - either at their June meeting or at the June awards event (depending on the size of the chapter).

If a Member in good standing moves 30 or more miles away, the Member may transfer to a Chapter and group in their new area (if there is a Chapter and a group with space available). There is no transfer fee for these Members and they may do so at any time during the year. The Member MUST contact the Executive Director or Director of Operations (see information on Contact page) for this request.

Our year starts on May 1st and ends on April 30th so we don't pro-rate the hours and the requirements. We open enrollment at Noon (PST) on February 1st and Members will start in May.
Members may re-enroll starting June 1st at noon (PST) if they were archived, resigned, missed meetings and/or had insufficient hours in the previous year.

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If you have a specific enrollment question, please contact the Chapter President of that chapter

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  • Monday-Friday: 9am to 4pm
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed

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