Become a Member

What does it mean to be a member?

Being a member of the Cole Harbour Rural Heritage Society (CHRHS) means being a part of a community of people who care for our cultural heritage and the natural environment which shaped it, and who believe in the value of preserving that heritage as teacher, connector and community builder.

Membership allows us to connect directly with our community to share ideas and resources, to provide up to date information about initiatives and developments, to inform of programs and events and to share concerns and calls to action. A healthy membership strengthens our influence at a municipal and provincial level, and lets decision makers know that the public cares about our cultural heritage. Membership fees provide a vital source of funding which allows us to be a strong and independent voice for heritage. The CHRHS relies on a healthy and robust membership to support general operations, strengthen our programs, and provide matching funds toward public funding opportunities.

Benefits of becoming a member

Your voice matters. We reach out annually through membership surveys to ask for feedback that helps to shape our work. Members can vote in our Annual General Meeting and join our Board.

You are part of a caring community. Joining a local community organization can be a great way to feel that you are making an impact. It is a means to channel your energy and ideas for good – help organize a campaign, do research, lead or support a program or care for the farm.

You’ll be in the know. Members have access to a network of resources and assistance with queries and research. Members receive electronic newsletters of news and events, including member-only opportunities.

Tax Receipts

Membership dues with the CHRHS are fully tax receiptable. The CHRHS is a registered non-profit with charitable status. At the end of each year we send out a receipt for the total amount donated annually so you can claim them on your income tax return.