Chapters with the highest percentage increase and highest numerical increase in memberships in the first quarter of 2016 will be recognized at the State Board meeting in April.
This is the third year for the contest. Rules are the same as in previous years. We”ll make a record of the number of memberships at each chapter on the morning of January 1. Then on the morning of April 1, we’ll check the number of memberships again and calculate the percentage of increase.
In the fall of 2014 the Membership Committee decided on a friendly competition among chapters to call attention to the need for new members and to make chapters and members both aware of all the tools that are available to them to help with attracting and retaining members. Membership has steadily increased since the first year of the contest after remaining steady for many years.
Members can find many ideas to help their chapter on our website and in the Chapter Leader Handbook. A tool that many chapters have found useful is these Ten Tips for Increasing Membership.