Membership: Members Make The Difference

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Pace Cetters seeks members who will participate actively in the organization. A member is encouraged to participate in as many member monthly luncheons and member extras as they can, but is considered active by participating in at least six monthly member luncheons and/or member extras within a calendar year.

A prospective member must be sponsored by an active Pace Cetter member and attend two luncheon meetings prior to consideration for membership. Acceptance of a new member shall be determined by a majority vote of the Board of Directors.

Annual dues are $100.00 payable by January 15 each year. Dues for members joining during the year are prorated. Dues can be paid personally or by company sponsorship.

Pace Cetters regular luncheon meetings are held on the second Wednesday of each month at the Georgia Tech Hotel & Conference Center, 800 Spring Street, Atlanta, GA 30308. Cost of the luncheon is in addition to the annual dues at $35.00 per luncheon. Meetings begin promptly at noon and usually include a program or a guest speaker, concluding by 1:00 pm.  Members are responsible for responding to an emailed invitation confirming their attendance and are responsible for paying for a confirmed lunch.  The luncheon fee can be paid for one at a time, or for the full year (consisting of 11 months). December’s luncheon is typically a higher price and is always paid separately.

Pace Cetters is an organization consisting of businesswomen working as bank officers, sales executives, executive assistants, hotel executives, and entrepreneurs representing some of the largest companies in the greater Atlanta area.  Some of these companies include Chick-fil-A, Cousins Properties Incorporated, Fernbank Museum of Natural History, Gas South LLC, Georgia Tech Hotel, Georgia World Congress Center, Georgia-Pacific Corporation, Hyatt Hotels and Resorts, Lowes Atlanta Hotel, Portman Holdings, Six Flags Over Georgia, SunTrust, The Fox Theater, The Ritz-Carlton Hotel of Atlanta, United Way of Metro Atlanta, and YMCA of Metro Atlanta.

For more information on Membership please contact:
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Francyne Martin

- Georgia-Pacific Corporation

(Member since 2003) Pace Cetters has always been a valuable resource for me. Because of my boss' position within the company, he is associated with many executives, CEOs and politicians in Atlanta. Needing to be connected with the movers and shakers of the city is an important part of my position, managing community affairs. Becoming a Pace Cetter has greatly enhanced my ability to support my manager quickly and efficiently. I consider Pace Cetters to be the gatekeepers of the Atlanta business world. Being able to reach out to such a professional, well-connected membership removes many hurdles and obstacles that come with information gathering. It is an honor being included with such a dependable group of women and to know that I have their support no matter what I need.

Brenda Berry

- Fernbank Museum of Natural History

(Member since 1999) I've had the privilege of being a member of Pace Cetters since the late 90s. In addition to the exceptional programs and speakers, the important community service projects we support, the incredible networking throughout the membership, and much more, I find the friendships formed will continue throughout my lifetime. What a fantastic organization!!!

Helen Taffet

- Sensational Baskets

(Member since 2013) Since I joined Pace Cetters I have had a great time getting to know and connecting with this wonderful group of women. From book club meetings to member mixers, we laugh, talk and share so much. On the few occasions I have reached out to get opinions or advice, so many of my fellow Pace Cetters members have provided great feedback. And many of them are now customers too!

Kate Malone

- Barnsley Resort, Retired

(Member since 1997) I have been a member of Pace Cetters for 18 years and have enjoyed so many wonderful friendships because of my membership. When I started with the Club it was only for networking opportunities, but I did subsequently learn that the wealth of the messages our speakers impart to us and the lifelong friendships I have developed is much more important than any networking group could offer. The Club is a great group of women, who work together towards some common goals and have terrific fun with each other while doing so. I can’t say enough for the group.


Annual dues are $100.00 payable by January 15 each year. Dues for members joining during the year are prorated. Dues can be paid personally or by company sponsorship. The Monthly Member Luncheons are $35.00 per lunch and can be paid in full for the year (11 months*) or one at a time. *December's luncheon is typically at a higher price and is always paid separately.