Purpose of WDSC
Through the Willow Dragonstone Community (WDSC) Website, Willow Dragonstone Community and Coven, Inc., will provide general information and education to the public. Through the WDSC Website, publicly held classes, open pagan services, closed pagan services, online courses of study, individual courses of study, and other educational opportunities for pagan parents, individuals and groups, WDSC will provide a general education on what generic paganism consists of and promote the spiritual, emotional, mental, and physical wholeness of the persons who join WDSC or persons WDSC comes into contact with. WDSC will present ministerial services to pagan families and individuals through the WDSC ordained priests and priestesses. WDSC will provide a system of ordination for future priests and priestesses.
To this end, the corporation shall at all times be operated exclusively for charitable and religious purposes under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or corresponding section of any future federal tax code. All funds, whether income or principal and whether acquired by gift or contribution or otherwise, shall be devoted to said purposes. (By-Laws Section 1.1.2.).
Candidate to General Membership
Membership with WDSC is defined as a person who is initiated into WDSC by going through the Initiation Ritual on the Full Moon nearest Imbolc. Before becoming a General Member, they are considered a Candidate. General Members and Candidates agree to abide by the Rules of Behavior as detailed below. General Members actively attend and participate in rituals, community events, community meetings and social media or web activities. (By-Laws Section 2.1)
In order to become a General Member, you must:
- Complete the following application
- Agree to abide by the Rules of Behavior as put forth in this application and in the WDSC By-Laws (2.1.1. Rules of Behavior)
- Actively attend and participate in rituals, community events, community meetings, social media and/or web activities
- Be sponsored for at least three months prior to initiation and for one year after initiation.
- Provide service toward the community as provided in Section Eight (8) of the WDSC By-Laws.
- After one year, provide sponsorship to other Candidates and General Members.
General Membership allows the person to:
- Vote on all WDSC issues
- Attend all events, including Full Moons
- And is one step toward the ordination program within WDSC
No annual, quarterly, monthly or weekly dues will be taken. (WDSC By-Laws 3.1)
General Members, Candidates and Seekers will contribute monetarily to WDSC by bringing one non-perishable food item per Community event. Non-perishable food items will be donated to pagan community members in need or to a greater community food kitchen. Further General Members and others in the community may donate their time to fundraising efforts created and hosted by WDSC. Fundraising events is how WDSC will meet its yearly operational costs. (WDSC By-Laws 3.2 Contributions)
If you are filling out this application, it is assumed that you have already been present for at least one physical event, class, or Sabbat. Completion of this application is one step toward the process of becoming a General Member.
Please complete the following information in full. All contact information is kept confidential.