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Gates Mills Improvement Society

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    This year's theme is Family, Freedom, Friendship!

Prizes will be awarded for: Best Parade Theme Interpretation Decoration, Most Patriotic Door or Porch Decoration, Finest Fence Festooning!, Most Patriotic Mailbox Presentation, Most Patriotic Home and/or Yard Decoration, Most Patriotic Building Decoration, Best Depiction of a Historical Scene

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Welcome To The Improvement Society

Since 1920, the GMIS has helped sustain the cultural and social life of the Village of Gates Mills. As our name says the organization seeks to improve Village life and keep our community thriving.
The GMIS independently supports many activities in the Village including:
  • The Annual 4th of July Parade and festivities
  • The Annual Village Employee Christmas Fund
  • Village Recreation activities (tennis, pickleball, bocce)
  • Recognition of retiring Village officials and employees
  • Funding for food, drinks and children's gifts for Santa's Christmas Eve visit
  • Special meetings on important political and civic issues
  • The Animal Welfare Committee
  • Many other Village activities

In addition to the above activities, the Improvement Society has helped fund major projects or needs in the Village. Recent examples include our new Marston Park, major tennis court resurfacing and the Gates Mills Library.

See the details below to become a member of the Society and help support our Village.

As you make your credit or debit card contribution using the Donate button above, please indicate whether the payment is for Annual Dues, Employee Xmas Fund or Other by clicking on the “(Optional) Use this donation for” box on the PayPal webpage and so designating.

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Join the Improvement Society and help our Village

We welcome your support! Become a member of The Improvement Society today. In addition, you may wish to make a one-time or on-going donation. Click on the Paypal link below to securely pay by credit card (you do not have to have a Paypal account) or see the membership application to pay by check. Annual dues are as follows: Single $20, Family $35, Sponsor $50. Please note membership dues and all donations are *tax-deductible.*