Houston Chapter and Chaparral Chapter took the honors in the third annual Chapter Membership Contest which concluded March 31.
Houston increased by 17 members, which was the largest numerical increase in the quarter. Houston is our largest chapter with over 260 members. San Antonio Chapter had the second largest numerical increase, adding 14 members. Chaparral Chapter won the prize for the largest percentage gain, increasing its membership by 53% in the first quarter of 2016. Chaparral is located in Midland and just started last October.
The Chapter Membership Contest ran from January 1 to April 1.
Overall the Society has been experiencing significant growth in recent months. Paid membership at the end of the latest quarter registered an 8.6% increase from the total at the end of the first quarter of 2015 and 21% gain from three years ago