Become a Member

Become a Member or Contributor; The Advocates gets strength and direction from it membership base. If you are not a member, please consider joining us. If you are already a member, please renew your membership now. As a member, you help decide how much time and money we devote to fulfilling our mission.

Current openings/opportunities for members include:

  • Board of Directors
  • Fundraising—general
  • Mystery, Malt & Merlot
  • Service
  • Membership/Marketing



Presentation was made by President, Sharon Putney at The Advocates Annual Meeting & Luncheon held at the Genesee Grande Hotel, May 16, 2013

One of my goals during my Presidency was to “spread the word” about The Advocates – the work we do, the money we give away, our goals – and also to build our membership. Cal York joined The Advocates when he and Susan moved to the Syracuse area. His contribution to The Advocates include: The new membership brochure and the newsletters which you all receive quarterly. Not only do they look very professional, but they come out on time! Cal also works closely with the chairs of our events - M3 and the Golf Tournament – in preparing the advertising, forms and the programs. He graciously donates his talents as our photographer and is our powerpoint person. You’ll also see Cal at Service Events assisting with distributing meals, working in the blood drive canteen. He is our “go to” guy and we appreciate everything he does for The Advocates.