JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2019 GRANGE NEWS
Would you be interested in taking over the Membership Department? Scary words fromour Worthy Master Chris Johnston. I knew I shouldn’t have gone to National Grange! I did enjoy a great workshop by Joe Stefenoni, National Grange Membership Director and will be working closely with him.
So I am jumping from Community Service Director to Membership Director. Please be patient with me as I learn this new role! I will be building a membership plan over the next couple of months. There is a lot I need to and want to learn about this position. I want to be successful and want the program to be successful.
Please take the time to read the membership information in the Program Book. The tools will be there for your grange to grow your membership. I will be here to give assistance.In the meantime, have a safe & warm winter!
MARCH/APRIL 2019 GRANGE NEWS
Members: how do we get them; how do we keep them?
Every organization I know is having this same problem. The National Grange has a monthly membership teleconference program. Ideas and suggestions are also shared among the participants.
January’s topic was gaining members thru juniors.
Try to connect with parents thru their kids. The National Grange has started a 1 Plus Program where a Junior Grange can be started with just 1 junior member.
Is starting or having a Junior Grange work? Yes, but if you start with a junior, you may get the entire family, thereby increasing your membership and gaining workers for your events.
Invite home schooled families. They are looking for ways to involve their kids in community service.
Invite people to participate in projects but do not hard sell a membership.
This is a totally different approach from what Grange has done in the past!
Promote the Cape of Honor program offered through the community service department. Contact me if you need more information on this.
Hopefully you have taken the time to read the information I provided in the Program Book on a membership contest. I hope to see a report from many Granges!
I will be gathering information about each of the granges in the state and determining what I want to do with membership. Please be patient with me as this is a new area for me! I have lots to learn before putting a plan into place.
Wishing you a happy spring – if it ever gets here!!