Thank You for a Great 2017
By Dave Twit Linberg
Watch this newsletter for some new membership
promotions in the very near future. The Board and
State Officers did some brainstorming at the
recent Executive Training for membership ideas.
We're working the kinks out of a couple of
them and will be announcing them in time for
Speaking of Officers' Training, does your
region have a membership officer? This person
works with the other regional officers and members
in ways that both recruit new members and retain
existing members. One of the main things is to
make new folks feel welcome at your meetings and
events. Another important part is that quarterly,
the state office sends regions a list of new
members in your counties as well as members in
your counties that have recently let their
membership expire. We are finding that a local
contact helps make new folks get involved and can
also be very effective at getting folks that have
let their membership lapse to renew.
If you sell or accept a membership to mail into
the state office: while the person is still
there with you, PLEASE make sure that it's
readable and complete! Another thing to watch for
is that some of our newer tri-folds (membership
brochures) were printed on paper that allows
(causes?) the some inks to smear. Please watch for
this, and do what you can to make it readable.
Test the trifolds you have with various ink pens
and make sure you have a pen with you that will
play well with the paper.
All-in-all, 2017 was a good year for our
membership numbers - and a big thank you to all of
you who had a part in that. From the simple action
of keeping your own membership current, to those
of you who actively recruited members or worked an
information booth at an event ... or worked the
actual event allowing others to see that an ABATE
of Wisconsin membership has value in many ways.
Everyone one of those is an important part of the
big picture. So thank you for a good 2017 ... and working together we can all set a goal of
making 2018 an even stronger year for ABATE of
Wisconsin membership numbers - ABATE of WI is a
team sport and we have one hell of a team. Thank
Linberg, Dave Twit. "Thank You for a Great 2017." ABATE of Wisconsin Newsletter Dec. 2017.