2018 Member Program Restructure

With the 30th anniversary of Dorothy’s passing in December 2016, we’ve been reminded of of how quickly time flows past us and how the museum could not continue to keep Dorothy’s story alive without the continued support of our members.

The museum is also coming upon a major milestone in its responsibility to Dorothy’s story: the 25th anniversary of the Dorothy Molter Museum on May 6, 2018, which would have been Dorothy’s 111th birthday. In the past 25 years, we’ve observed the changing interests and needs of visitors to the museum, and have focused on evolving its exhibits, products and messaging to reach and attract new audiences – most of whom are unfamiliar with who Dorothy was.

In order to continue meeting the changing needs of our visitors and accommodate the financial changes this requires, the museum will be restructuring its membership program for the first time in its 25 year history. We believe that this new membership structure offers a wider variety of options for those who wish to financially support the museum.

Level Current Rate 2018 Rate
Youth/Student NEW $10
Individual $25 $30
Family $40 $50
Business $100 Combined with Business Paddler
Individual Paddler $150 $150 (renewal $100)
 All levels below include a custom paddle on our paddle fence
Business Paddler $150 $250 (renewal $150)
Lifetime Paddler $500* Changed to “Sustaining Paddler”
(annual renewal $500)
Lifetime Patron Paddler $1,000* Changed to “Sustaining Patron Paddler”
(annual renewal $1,000)
Lifetime Paddler NEW One time member fee $5,000
Lifetime Patron Paddler NEW One time member fee $10,000

*Current lifetime and patron members will be retain their lifetime status (no annual fee)

Members have supported the Museum’s work through membership dues and generous donations for various events and projects. We understand that any change in charitable giving budgets may be challenging. We hope that this advanced notice will help.

Now, more than ever, your active membership is critical to our success in keeping Dorothy’s story alive, whether it is through visitation at the museum or virtual-visitation online. Together, we are working to inspire the next generation of Northwoods citizens and stewards through the legacy of Dorothy Molter.