How to Join


Requirements for membership

Application for participating and voting Membership is open to any* homeschooling family in Collin County and surrounding areas that supports the purpose and mission statements found in Article I, Sections 2 and 3 of the By-laws.

* Exceptions: While SAIL strives to be an inclusive group, there are rare situations that would require the Board to decline a family's application. Due to potential safety concerns, it is our policy to deny, restrict, or revoke a family's membership in SAIL if we find out that an immediate family member is listed on the Sex Offender Registry.

Application Process

Print the Membership Packet and follow the instructions on the first page:

Membership Packet

 

Dues Schedule:

* $25 if you join SAIL from June through March
* $10 if you join in April or May

Bring your completed Application, Code of Conduct Signature Page, Release of Liability, and initial dues based on the schedule above (check, cashier's check or money order made payable to "SAIL" -- no cash, please) to a Monthly Gathering Park Day:

* Summer (May - September): 10:30 - 11:30 am
* Fall/Winter (October - April): 1:30 -2:30 pm

The next Monthly Gatherings will be on  and . We meet at The Ball Fields at Gabe Nesbitt Community Park (7001 W Eldorado Pkwy, McKinney, TX 75070). If you're on Eldorado, you'll turn south at the light at Hillsdale Dr. You'll be able to see The Ball Fields straight ahead.

The park has a covered picnic area for the moms and covered play structure for the kids. There is a large concrete area that is great for riding bikes or scooters. Bathrooms are available during all seasons except winter. This park can be very windy so packing an extra layer even when you don't think you'll need it is not a bad idea.

When you turn in your paperwork, you will be given a short orientation and a packet with information about the group. After your orientation, you are welcome to stay as long as you like to get to know the other moms and kids.

To ensure that our Membership Team Leader has enough New Member Packets for all the new families joining, please send a brief email to Membership@SAILhomeschoolers.org letting her know you are planning to attend Monthly Gathering. If you include a phone number in your email, she will contact you if there are any changes to the time, date or location of the meeting.

In case of inclement weather, we may meet at the McDonald's at 3200 Eldorado in McKinney. If you are concerned about the weather, please call 972-540-6610 the day before Monthly Gathering to find out if we are meeting at the regular location or the backup location.

Membership

The last step of your application process is joining the SAIL members-only website. There you will have access to our calendar, forums and other information about SAIL. Your membership is not complete until you request admission to and are approved to join the site. Information on how to join the site will be given to you as part of your orientation.

Continuing Membership

Every August, all members except those who joined in June and July of that same year will need to renew their membership. To renew, members will update their information on our members-only website and pay their annual dues of $25. Dues can be paid online, by mail or in person at a designated renewal event. More information about how to renew will be sent to all members the last week of July.

If you have any questions about joining SAIL, please contact us at Membership@SAILhomeschoolers.org

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