To build jQuery, you need to have the latest Node.js/npm and git 1.7 or later. Earlier versions might work, but are not supported. For Windows, you have to download and install git and Node.js. OS X users should install Homebrew. Once Homebrew is installed, run brew install git to install git, and brew install node to install Node.js. Linux/BSD users should use their appropriate package managers to install git and Node.js, or build from source if you swing that way. Easy-peasy. Special builds can be created that exclude subsets of jQuery functionality. This allows for smaller custom builds when the builder is certain that those parts of jQuery are not being used. For example, an app that only used JSONP for $.ajax() and did not need to calculate offsets or positions of elements could exclude the offset and ajax/xhr modules. Any module may be excluded except for core, and selector. To exclude a module, pass its path relative to the src folder (without the .js extension). Some example modules that can be excluded are: Note: Excluding Sizzle will also exclude all jQuery selector extensions (such as effects/animatedSelector and css/hiddenVisibleSelectors). The build process shows a message for each dependent module it excludes or includes. As an option, you can set the module name for jQuery's AMD definition. By default, it is set to "jquery", which plays nicely with plugins and third-party libraries, but there may be cases where you'd like to change this. Simply set the "amd" option: For questions or requests regarding custom builds, please start a thread on the Developing jQuery Core section of the forum. Due to the combinatorics and custom nature of these builds, they are not regularly tested in jQuery's unit test process. The non-Sizzle selector engine currently does not pass unit tests because it is missing too much essential functionality.


graphic of a group of womenThe membership of FEW shall consist of chapters whose members have subscribed to the mission of FEW, paid FEW dues and, in the case of chapters having been granted a charter, continue to function in compliance with the conditions set forth for Membership in the National FEW Bylaws.

Annual Membership
Members with annual memberships in chapters of good standing are referred to as Annual Members. All Annual members are required to pay dues annually. Members may renew dues online or by mail. Dues are $45.00 annually, which includes National and Chapter dues.

Members are encouraged to:

  • Attend meetings and participate in chapter activities
  • Become familiar with FEW’s goals and objectives
  • Become familiar with FEW’s Legislative Agenda
  • Meet with legislators to educate them on FEW positions
  • Keep abreast of issues affecting women and Federal employees
  • Respond to action alerts by communicating with legislators
  • Register and vote in local, state, and national elections
  • Participate in program training in the areas of compliance, diversity and legislation

A Lifetime Membership may be granted to any person eligible for membership who pays the applicable lifetime membership fee as specified in Article III, Section 5 of FEW’s National Bylaws.  Lifetime Membership is a one-time payment of $300.00.  Lifetime Membership does not preclude payment of yearly Chapter/Regional obligations.  Lifetime Members will receive a permanent membership card specifying holder is a lifetime member, a letter of acknowledgment signed by the National President, a personalized plaque showing Lifetime Membership, separate NTP registration, three (3) days early NTP registration.

A Diamond Membership is an available upgrade to Lifetime Membership and is also available to Annual Members who meet Lifetime Requirements.  Members will receive a special place at the pre-registration desk at the NTP, reserved seating at NTP special events, an invitation to the president’s reception (first year only), recognition in the NTP Program Book, and a small gift bag at the NTP. Diamond Membership is a one-time payment of $500, or $200 if upgrading from a Lifetime Membership, one week early NTP registration, entrance to NTP special events with the NBOD, and name tags similar to the NBOD.

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Membership in FEW is open to any person who meets the eligibility requirements described below. Members must select an organized existing chapter, or inquire about forming a chapter.

To find a chapter near your home or office, you may use our Region/Chapter links (buttons on the left) to find the latest information. If no chapter is indicated, one will be selected for you according to your address. Chapters with informational web sites are linked from there. Please make note of the chapter you wish to join on your membership application. For more information, you may contact LaTanya Kelley,  Vice President for Membership and Chapter Organization.

Please Note:

  • No refunds will be made upon the acceptance and processing of a membership application.
  • Contributions or gifts to FEW are not deductible as charitable contributions for Federal Income tax purposes.
  • Chapters are notified of new members via chapter rosters which are updated monthly.  You may contact your chapter by going to the Members Section, Regions and Chapters.  Once you locate your region and chapter you will be able to submit an email to the designated point of contact for your chapter.”

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