Membership in the Irminfolk
For those wishing to become involved with the Irminfolk, there are two general courses of action available to them depending on where you live.
The Irminfolk Odinist Community Located in New York State’s Upper Delaware Valley
The first step is to get in touch with us. Messaging our facebook page is a fast and easy way to get in touch.
If you live in close enough proximity to the Northeast Pennsylvania / Upper Delaware Valley area of the northeast United States, you can arrange to meet with us to discuss becoming a member of our kindred. Usually this first “moot” takes the form of a hike, museum outing or other physical or cultural activity. Additionally, there are an open-to-the-public Irminfolk events throughout the year which a prospective member may wish to avail himself to.
The Irminfolk Auxiliary program for members wherever they may live.
For those people who live too far away to be able to actively participate in the Community building of the Irminfolk but want to support us and partake of the benefits of membership we offer, you can become a member of the Irminfolk Auxiliary. For more information about the Irminfolk Auxiliary Program click here.
There are two general categories of membership in the Irminfolk, The Irminfolk Odinist Community, which is a Folkish kindred headquartered in the Upper Delaware Valley of New York State; and the Irminfolk Auxiliary, which is a more nebulous arrangement for people who support our mission but are not in close proximity.
Both the Community and the Auxiliary are directed by the board of Directors which provides the overall planning and coordination of all of the Irminfolk’s programs. There are five Director positions: The president, two vice presidents (one for innengard, and one for utgard), a recording secretary, and a financial secretary. They work together with the voting (oathed) members of the Irminfolk to provide the smooth businesslike operation which facilitates the religious purpose of the Irminfolk’s mission.
Four times a year, the Board conducts a formal meeting -governed by the rules of deliberative assembly- to assess the overall organization’s progress; to plan, debate and agree upon new initiatives; and to review the documentation of the groups finances and status in a transparent manner. Additionally, throughout the year, the board and members meet informally to steer the course of the Irminfolk’s day-to-day running. Generally speaking, routine decisions are left up to informal discretion, and innovations are hashed out between board meetings and then formally proposed before the assembly to be debated, and voted upon.