We are more than a shelter, more than just volunteers. Many of us involved with TARPS are Members.
TARPS Membership is open to any person, family, business, professional firm or other entity interested in supporting our mission and activities and agreement to abide by our bylaws. There is no residency restriction for joining, so even if you don’t live in Vermont, you can become a member of TARPS.
You may become a member by applying* and paying annual dues. Memberships are annual. A membership term begins January 1 and continues through December 31 of each year.
TARPS encourages its members to become active, attending meetings and participating at the shelter and/or TARPS’ events. But it is not a requirement. Your annual dues help support us, for which we are grateful. We will keep you informed through this website and personal communications, allowing you to feel a part of the organization, whether you are near or far, or choose to be hands-on active or not.
• Each paid member has (1) vote at the annual meeting (business/corporation memberships shall designate an official representative for the purpose of voting).
• Discounts at TARPS events
• Membership Card
• Newsletter (when available)
More active members may find these other benefits as well
Community involvement, networking, personal growth, educational enhancement, leadership training, the joy of accomplishment, friendships and so much more.
Board of Directors
TARPS is governed by our board of directors. The board meets monthly to support the mission and to plan the path TARPS will take towards the future.
Though members will not have a vote during the board meetings they are welcome to attend and encouraged to contribute their input or ideas.
Dues and Application
Junior -members under the age of 18- $5
NOTE: Junior members do not have voting rights.
*To download a Membership application, click here.
Please fill application out completely, sign, attach your dues payment, and mail to (or drop off at) our shelter. Memberships will not be accepted until full payment is received.