2015-2016 National Membership Ambassador
Membership: Our Work is Not Done – Keep Recruiting & Retaining Members
CALL TO ACTION: All continuous members who have not paid their dues by June 30, 2016 will no longer be a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary. They will need to re-apply and start all over. Please connect with those members and collect their dues and/or see if they need financial assistance.
Congratulations to all the Departments that have reached the third quarter milestone. These Departments will receive $500 for their recruitment efforts. All Departments must be at least 95% in membership on or before March 31st in order to receive the $500 monetary award. Many of you are almost there and others are working hard to get there. Just stay focused on our mission and I am confident that we will all succeed in reaching our goals.
- 95% in Membership by March 31, 2016 Award = $500
- 100+% in Membership by May 31, 2016 Award = $1,000
- 101+ % in Membership by June 30, 2016 $500 Bonus Award
Each Department has done an incredible job in recruiting and retaining members. So far you have all recruited more than 13,600 males into our organization. Everyone is doing an incredible job and we need to continue recruiting and welcoming males into our Auxiliaries.
As of March 1, nationwide we are less than 3.70% away from reaching our record-breaking goal of being over 100% in membership by June 30th. Every day we are showing the world that our commitment to the organization and to veterans is our strength. However, our work is not done yet. Now is the time for all of us to recommit ourselves to the continued growth of the organization and to all veterans and their families.
National Membership Week is April 10-16. Please have plans in place on what your Department will be doing to promote membership during this special week. Make sure to go to the National VFW Auxiliary website to print out all the UPDATED membership materials and resources that you might need to help with your recruiting and retention efforts.
Be sure to work closely with your National Certified Recruiter Trainer in your Department to help assist with reaching our goals. They offer training and wonderful ideas for recruiting and retaining members.
Our true commitment to the organization and to our veterans is going to be tested these next few months as we strive to cross the finish line. Just keep this in mind: when you feel like slowing down and giving up, just know that America is watching.
No one is going to remember how we started this journey. However, what they ARE going to remember is how we finish. If we give up on this goal, or slow down, then we are sending the message to America (especially to our veterans) that we do not care about the growth of the VFW Auxiliary and most of all we do not care about our veterans. And I know that NOBODY wants to send that message.
We are so close to the finish line. As a result of your commitment to our veterans, collectively we are having a greater impact on the growth of our membership and sustaining the veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary.
It is going to take each Department continuing to do their part in reaching the overall membership goal – which is making lives better for veterans and their families by building the biggest and best Auxiliary ever in history.
Remember to accept – No Excuse……Just Recruit!
You Got This!