Lou Ann Swallie
NED: Eileen Frost
NWD: Sharon Franklin
SED: Lisa Hedrick
SWD: Harriet Groh and Venita Platt
BUSHEL BASKETS OF MEMBERS
Retain and Recruit Get Inspired with “Grassroots” Projects
• Encourage your clubs to recognize their new members as well as those who sponsored them. The Star Recruitment Pins and Circles are GFWC’s recruitment incentive for clubwomen. Please send the name of the recruiter and the names and contact information of the active, dues-paying new members to the State Membership Chairman. Only she can order the pins from GFWC. Recognition is a wonderful way to maintain your current members.
• Clubs should have mentors willing to take the new members and guide them through their first year of club work. Mentoring is an effective way to promote new members’ involvement. Mentors are responsible for explaining the clubs structure and activities, as well as illustrating how your club fits into GFWC’s structure. A mentor provides a safe haven for new members to ask questions and to learn how their community is served by your club, as well as what she will receive personally by becoming a member of our OFWC Sisterhood. Additional information on Mentoring New Members can be found in the Membership Advancement Guide in the GFWC Club Manual.
What we want you to know is that any event your club is doing can always be turned into a membership drive. Just make sure you always have your club brochure, your club business card, at your events. Make it easy for potential members to find out more about your club and OFWC.
MEMBERSHIP 2020-2022 CHALLENGE PROJECT
During the 2020-2022 Ohio administration we will ask clubs to focus on two simple projects for membership.
• We will be implementing ‘Monday’s Are For Members” I am asking for Ohio clubs to send me club pictures that involve members and a brief description of the picture. I will post on the OFWC Facebook page. This promotes interest with not only our own members but potential new members. People need to know that we are thankful we belong to our clubs and we should pass it on to others. Please send your FB posts to my cell phone – Linda 330- 727-9321. For every new member that joins your club from the “Monday’s” project you will be entered into a drawing, winner to be announced at convention. (Now, you have to send me the new members name and proof of joining.) A monetary gift of $75.00 will be awarded to the club, funds to be used to promote membership within the winning club.
• The month of October will be our Membership Month known as Harvest of Members. During October your club is encouraged to promote membership by having a meeting (ex. Tea, card party, general meeting, Halloween party, etc.) Be creative, make your meeting something that will interest new members. Every club member should invite one new person. We all have at least one friend. Remember, you were a new member at one time, it can be overwhelming. Make your guest feel welcome! For every new member that joins your club from the “Harvest” project you will be entered into a drawing, winner to be announced at convention. (Now, you have to send me the new members name and proof of joining.) A monetary gift of $75.00 will be awarded to the club, funds to be used to promote membership within the winning club. These are two separate projects, please support Ohio’s membership, it is vital to our existence. The most important benefit of belonging to OFWC is the support, encouragement, creativity and friendship shared by members from all walks of life, with varied perspectives, diverse backgrounds and different experiences.