The following is a letter sent to Maryland state home schooling leaders and families from the MACHE board.
 

Dear Home Educator,

What a sea change homeschooling has seen in these past few months! Please accept our apologies for the delay in getting the membership information to members and MACHE affiliate groups. We have been working to adapt MACHE to a more “connected” environment, planning our move to a new office, as well as preparing to serve Maryland home educators in a dynamic new homeschool environment.

As we prepare for the 2020/2021 school year, it’s time to renew your group or individual MACHE membership. If you’ve never been a member of the state home education association, this is the time to consider joining. We offer some very practical benefits and services to Maryland home schoolers for a very nominal fee.

The Maryland Association of Christian Home Educators is an association of over 100 Christian-oriented home education organizations and individual members which serves several thousand member families in Maryland. These local organizations include support groups, co-ops, support networks, and umbrella schools as well as individual memberships. Our goal is to assist and serve the Christian Home Educators of Maryland through legislative oversight, leadership training, statewide events, workshops and information. The state association has been serving the home-educators of Maryland since 1989. MACHE is not a replacement or a substitute for the local support group or umbrella school, but an organization set up to serve both local organizations and individual member families. Our members must ascribe to our statement of faith.

Some of the benefits you’ll enjoy through MACHE membership include:

  • MACHE Minute Man (Maryland Alert Network) - Updates on legislative legal and issues of interest to member families.
  • Priority notification of statewide events like Maryland Homeschool Day at the Capital and Historic Tours of Annapolis, Umbrella School Symposiums and other events.
  • Discounted admission to all MACHE sponsored events.
  • Discounted membership in the Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA).
  • Membership cards which may qualify you for discounts at many education oriented stores, outlets and vendors.

By joining MACHE your group or family will also help support the following MACHE services:

  • Monitoring and advocacy on education and other related issues at both the State Board of Education and the Maryland Legislature. MACHE meets regularly with various department heads with the State Dept.of Education.
  • Operation of the state’s MinuteM.A.N. (Maryland Alert Network) Program.
  • Referrals to local groups for new home schoolers.
  • Information regarding home schooling in Maryland.
  • Hosting statewide events like the Homeschool Day at the Capital, Umbrella School Administration Symposium, etc.
  • State representation at State and National home education forums.
  • Advice and assistance for local groups.
  • The MACHE website: www.MACHEMD.org

Our membership rates are modest but represent substantial savings for your group for MACHE services, HSLDA membership, etc. Then add in discounts for educational materials at participating vendors (usually 10%), and you realize a significant return on the original investment of only $9 for an individual family annual membership or discounted membership for affiliate groups. Most importantly, you’ll be helping to provide other valuable and needed services to home schoolers throughout the state.

Please join or renew your membership today. But regardless, be faithful to the calling on your life and trust Him who called you to complete a good work in you and yours.

Sincerely,
The MACHE board


 

Maryland Association of Christian Home Educators, P.O. Box 417 Clarksburg, MD 20871 br>301.607.4284
info@machemd.org