RECRUIT – RETAIN – RECOGNIZE
We use the three R’s of membership to build a chapter.
1. Focus on friendliness.
- People get involved in groups that make them feel welcome and involved.
- Work to create positive, warm, working relationships among all chapter members and potential members.
2. Make it your job.
- Strong chapter membership depends on every member’s participation.
- You are a “walking billboard” for your chapter and the organization.
- Everything you do and say affects membership.
- Encourage the “bring a friend” concept.
- Often, the most effective way to get someone to join your chapter is to personally invite him or her to get involved.
- Don’t be shy – speak up and ask people to try FCCLA.
- Membership retention is the process of “retaining,” or keeping members.
- Once members sign up and pay dues, make sure they become involved, contributing members of your chapter… ones who will want to join again next year!
Membership retention is the process of “retaining,” or keeping members. Once members sign up and pay dues, make sure they become involved, contributing members of your chapter… ones who will want to join again next year!
1. Create a chapter “by the members and for the members.”
FCCLA is not just something you join, it’s something you do.
Make sure members help choose and create chapter projects and activities.
2. Know and care about members as individuals.
No one stays involved when they stay a “stranger.”
Set up a system to have experienced members “mentor” new members and help them become active in the chapter.
3. Plan exciting meetings.
Involve members in making decisions, sharing ideas, and asking questions, while including fun, team-building activities
FCCLA chapters come in all shapes and sizes. Be recognized for your recruitment success! Through Membership Achievement Awards, FCCLA chapters, members, Advisers and State Associations have the opportunity to be recognized for recruitment success.