Contest from our District Membership Director!!
As District Membership Director, I’m excited to present you with a unique contest with terrific prizes that will help reward your club for doing what I know you’re already working towards. Membership growth! (Yes, it’s not the most exciting topic, but it’s always a discussion point).
The message I want to spread for how this contest will work, (and more importantly how to grow your club) is we don’t need or expect giant steps for any club. The key goal for each and every club is JUST ONE MORE MEMBER.
It really does boil down to that. As of October 31st, as a district we were down 50 members from just June 30th. BUT, if every club grows by just ONE MORE MEMBER, we’ll show a total growth of 9 members. That’s something we haven’t seen in awhile!
Don’t worry about getting dozens of new members. Focus on getting 1. One more person in your community that is looking to give back and have some fun. One more person that is looking for fellowship and a sense of belonging. I know I’m making it sound simple, but just talking to friends, family, co-workers, each club has the possibility to add ONE MORE MEMBER in the next few months with little effort. If each club had just one person invite a friend, that’s just 8% of our total membership, we could show positive growth by March. And then imagine if we did it again! We’d be showing gains of 68 members by the end of June!!
Ok, so the contest – For every new member a club adds, that club will be entered into a draw at the end of the Kin year. There will be one winning club per zone. The prize? One Free Registration for FLC in Sackville NS!!! What a great chance to introduce one of the new members to your fellow Kin! Or thank one of the sponsor members! You decide who will best use this trip to Fall Leadership.
And as a BONUS – the club in the District that sees the largest percentage growth (net) will automatically receive One FLC Registration.
So here’s the fine print – we’re going to count back to any new member added to the National roster from July 1, 2016 – June 30, 2017. That new member must still be on the roster on June 30th, 2017. The club must be in good standing on June 30th, 2017 with National and District. If the winning club cannot attend, another eligible club from the same zone will be selected. If there is no eligible club in a zone, prizes will be determined by the DEC.
I will provide updates throughout the year, and will share ideas and suggestions that clubs can use to grow their clubs and gain members. If there are any ideas or questions, please always feel welcome to contact me. So let’s get out there and push the message – JUST ONE MORE MEMBER!
Yours in Kin,
District Membership Director
Kin Canada Atlantic – District 7