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We are a mobile society and membership in GFWC knows no geographical restrictions. Reach out to former/current GFWC members living in your hometown or nearby communities but who are not current members of your club.
MEMBERSHIP Focus – “BE IN THE GAME!”
HAVE YOU BEEN . . .
THE LOUDEST CHEERLEADER FOR YOUR CLUB‘S PROJECTS?
THE COACH ON THE SIDELINE WITH ALL THE EXPERIENCE?
A FOUNDER OF THE CLUB (FRANCHISE OWNER)?
THE PERSON SELLING THE CONCESSIONS (WORKER/VOLUNTEER)?
All of those roles were important to your club and they have guided you to this point in your club’s history. Now it is time to put down the clipboard and pompoms and get in the game! Your club needs YOUR skills to bring in new members to your organization. We can all use more helping hands for our community service projects.
HUDDLE FOR FEDERATION!
Your Unity in Diversity Team is in tip top shape and ready for a season of great plays! So don’t be on the sidelines or up in the booth or watching in the stands.
The Focus for the Membership Team is to contact every membership club and/or county chairman in Pennsylvania.
This chairman or your district chairman will call you to discuss any membership questions, concerns or successes you have achieve with membership.
We will offer our ear to gather information and then your state membership team will huddle to work out a strategy for your club to gain new members.
We will also offer suggestions to keep your “team” together so you can score the goals your club has set forth for this administration.
While you are conducting your “pre-season workouts”, we have a great tool for you to utilize. GFWC Membership Grants. These grants are available to clubs to assist with the recruitment efforts. Funds are designated each GFWC fiscal year beginning July 1 and ending June 30 to help underwrite membership recruiting and rebuilding in your community. GFWC offers $50 for club member recruitment programs. You must return the application form to GFWC Headquarters at least 45 days prior to your event. You must be the club president or membership chairman to apply for the grant. On the grant application you will explain your recruiting strategy, activities you will use to achieve your goal, and an outline of the budget for your event. (Food, marketing materials, venue, supplies, etc.) GFWC will award a maximum of one grant per club per GFWC fiscal year. The grant awardees will be notified on the following dates:
Notify fall winners and distribute grant funds: September
Notify winter winners and distribute grant funds: December
Notify spring winners and distribute grant funds: March
Notify summer winners and distribute grant funds: June
We will continue the work of the previous administration by celebrating your club members’ successes with the Star Recruitment Pins.
Recruitment Campaign - "Unity In Diversity"
Focus on Retention – June, July and August
Focus on Recruitment – September, October and November
Focus on Mentoring – December, January and February
Focus on Recognition – March, April and May
THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX
Local sports organizations are a great way to maximize your audience to talk about GFWC and potentially gain new members. Look for partnering opportunities with other organizations. Make contact. Tell them who we are, what we do for the community and how partnering can benefit both organizations.
GOAL SeTTING FOR MEMBERSHIP INCREASE:
The future of a club depends on its ability to maintain and increase its membership. Invite at least one prospective member to a meeting or club event, distribute a GFWC/club brochure to a prospective member or distribute in a place of business for clients/customers to pick it up, participate in planning a membership recruitment activity.
SCHEDULE EXTRA TIME FOR MEMBERS TO SOCIALIZE:
At the first meeting of the club year, it is always fun to find out what everyone did or went during the club’s summer break.
HOW ABOUT AN ICE BREAKER?
After a long summer break, introductions may be needed to help “refresh” our memories of members’ name. Have each member introduce herself and answer a question with a “short” reply, i.e. “Where did you go this summer?”
Or what special day you or your family celebrated this past summer.
Milestone Wedding Anniversary, a new Grand Child, a new Great Grand Child, something special in your life.
Cathleen M Wink
1733 First Street
New Brighton, PA 15066