Membership-What’s in it for me?
April brings showers, spring, GFWC-NC Convention, and recognition for clubs and members! As the club year ends, we want to remind everyone to CELEBRATE your club and CELEBRATE your members!! We are in the final season of the GFWC Seasonal Recruitment Campaign – Recognition, what better way to end the year than by lifting our spirits??
Does your club have a special anniversary coming up? If so, be sure to let us know. GFWC-NC wants to share these special times with your club! Send information on your anniversary and a few photos so we can share on FaceBook and Instagram. We also will recognize clubs at our GFWC-NC Annual Convention – please send information to Kim Fulcher at [email protected]. GFWC lists clubs with special anniversaries (25, 50, 60, 70, and every 5 years after) in their weekly GFWC News & Notes electronic publication and it just takes a quick form to fill out and submit to GFWC. The form can be found under the GFWC Member Portal, click on your photo, select My Digital Library, Resources, the letter C, and then Club Anniversary Order Form. Submission instructions are on the form. Anyone wishing to purchase club anniversary pins can do so on the GFWC Marketplace.
Likewise, do you or another member have a special anniversary approaching? GFWC-NC asks for your help – please send the information to Kim Fulcher ([email protected]) so these special clubwomen can be recognized at our annual convention later this month! GFWC also prints these special anniversaries (50 & 75 years) in their GFWC News & Notes electronic publication. AND these dedicated clubwomen will also receive a special Gold or Jubilee pin as a courtesy from GFWC! The form can be found under the GFWC Member Portal, click on your photo, and select My Digital Library, Resources, the letter P, and then Pin Order Form. Submission instructions are on the form.
Many clubs have end of year celebrations where they give recurring annual awards to members and groups of members. While this is a wonderful way to thank members collectively, it is certainly worthwhile to recognize your members all throughout the year. Members work hard all year and sometimes frequent praise can make more of an impact and even a morale booster as the activity ends. Need ideas?
- Add a Member Spotlight to your monthly club newsletter
- Post special member/club happenings on social media
- Present fun certificates at club meetings
- If you have a club house or other space with parking, designate a special Reserved spot for a deserving member each month
- Send a personal handwritten note – everyone loves to receive mail!
Kim Fulcher, GFWC-NC President-elect, [email protected]
Hope Hockaday, GFWC-NC Director-elect of Junior Clubs, [email protected]