SECTION I: CHAPTER AND REGION OPERATIONS
CHAPTER VI: MEMBERSHIP
PART B - CHAPTER MEMBERSHIP PROMOTION
- a. Each chapter is unique in its own way due to geographical location and Major Command and mission requirements. However, all should have the common goal of the Association to guide them in their performance of their part of the mission.
- b. Membership recruiting goals, to be met in a certain period of time, should be realistic. The local population should be analyzed to determine what would be a fair percentage to attempt to enroll in that period.
2. MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE.
- a. Normally, an aggressive chapter member is appointed Chairman of the Membership Committee, and, as such, should coordinate overall chapter participation in a membership drive.
- b. Aggressive members with outstanding knowledge of USAWOA should be appointed to the committee and serve as key members in soliciting membership.
- c. The committee should encourage volunteer workers from all organizations on the post to participate and "sign up a buddy”.
- d. In order to introduce every person within the geographical limits of the post to USAWOA, it is vital that the Membership Committee has a plan of action, best suited to its installation, from which to work.
- e. Don't forget the retired, Reserve and National Guard Warrant Officers.
- a. Part A of this chapter covers the National Membership and Chapter Development Program. The local chapters have an incentive program to reward individual recruiters and/or teams. For example:
- (1) From the Chapter roster, three (3) teams could be formed with a good leader heading each team. Advise them that the top recruiting team will be treated to a social evening (pizza, etc.) by the losing teams. As new members are recruited, they automatically belong to the team that signed them up.
- (2) Set aside a portion of the dues rebates from Headquarters for prizes and establish a plan for awarding them.
- (3) His-and-her steak dinners.
- (4) A one-year free membership.
- b. With a little ingenuity and originality, there are many ways "top recruiters" can be rewarded for their efforts.