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GWATFL By-Laws and Policies
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Last revised: 10/11/2021

GWATFL By-laws

Vision: Kind, empathetic World Language educators collaborate and advocate to develop passionate global citizens

Mission: GWATFL is a non-profit organization focused on professional development  and advocacy for World Language teachers in Washington DC, Northern Virginia, Maryland and beyond since 1965.


The name of this organization shall be GWATFL


The purpose of this organization shall be to:


GWATFL is a non-profit organization established exclusively for charitable and educational purposes within the meaning of section 501c (3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (or the corresponding section of any future tax code); any and all of its activities are consistent with the status of an educational and charitable organization as defined in the Internal Revenue Code. No part of the net earnings of GWATFL shall ever be to the benefit of any member or officer. In the event of its termination or dissolution, any assets remaining after the payment of any and all debts shall be assigned to the ACTFL as part of its assets for educational purposes.


To become a member registration to at least one GWATFL paid event within an academic year (August 1st to July 31st) is required



Each position requires Board members to perform certain duties as the ones below or others not listed here that may arise as part of the organization growth

Executive Board

Communication & Marketing Committee:

Finance Committee:

Outreach, Liaison & Advocacy (OLA) Committee :

Professional Development Committee