Kim Sekulow, State Chairman and Third Vice President
Focusing on strengthening GFWC Georgia through membership retention and growth from new members!
“Building GFWC Georgia One Piece at a Time” Membership is NOT a puzzle…GFWC has the fit for You! Download Entire Membership Handbook Here
Essential Piece: Recruiting New Members
Communities in your city and county, across Georgia, and around the globe benefit from the work of GFWC Georgia club members every day. One of our most vital goals is to ensure this noble tradition of volunteer service continues into the future. Neighbors, friends, co-workers, and family all deserve the chance to be a part of GFWC Georgia because our organization has, does, and will continue to change lives for the better. It is essential and important that we learn how to invite and encourage women to become a part of a club and a part of GFWC Georgia.
Solve the Puzzle and Retain Your Members
One of the most important tools of membership is your current membership. To keep members, a club must find out who its members are, understand their expectations, and make every effort to serve them well. Members will decide to stay with their clubs only if they feel that their time and dues are being used effectively to improve communities, and if they feel a sense of ownership, pride, and belonging. Members need to feel that they play a role in club decisions and that their opinion counts.
Reap the rewards of your Master “Piece” – Awards and Recognition
Clubs should report their membership efforts for both statistical purposes and for recognition of the dedicated work put forth in this category.
GFWC Club and District Grants
Grants are available from GFWC to clubs to assist with recruitment efforts and to districts to assist with club building efforts. Funds are designated each GFWC fiscal year beginning July 1 and ending June 30 to help underwrite membership recruiting and rebuilding in your community. GFWC offers $50 for club member recruitment programs and $100 for district new club building programs. To apply for a club membership grant, please visit http://www.GFWC.org/Membership, e-mail GFWC@GFWC.org, or contact 202-347-3168. Please note that you must return the application form to GFWC Headquarters at least 45 days prior to your event. While a GFWC club or district may submit grant applications for separate events, GFWC will award a maximum of one grant per club/district per GFWC fiscal year.
Updates from our Membership Chair:
There are many tools available to promote the value of GFWC/GFWC Georgia clubs:
- GFWC Resources
- GFWC Georgia Brochure/Flyer Tri-fold-a great handout that provides a synopsis of GFWC Georgia membership.
- GFWC Georgia Template for Business cards
- Purchase GFWC Business Cards — GFWC Marketplace
- GFWC Logos, Emblem, Icons- download
- GFWC (gfwc.org)
- GFWC Facebook and GFWC Georgia Facebook Page
- GFWC YouTube videos
Join GFWC’S Seasonal Recruitment Campaign: “It’s The Real Deal”
(click title to download guidelines)
To submit the names of those successfully recruited during your membership campaigns, please complete the GFWC Seasonal Recruitment Campaign Report Form and return it to GFWC Headquarters by the deadlines noted.
- Summer – “Go Fish for Members” June, July, August (Report Due September 1)
- Fall – “Bridge the Gap” September, October, and November (Report Due December 1)
- Winter – “Game of Hearts” December, January, and February (Report Due March 1)
- Spring – “52 Pick Up – A Membership Tool” March, April and May (Report Due June 1)
Clubs achieving and reporting three new members as a result of their seasonal recruiting efforts will be recognized in GFWC Clubwoman Magazine.
Click title to download: GFWC Membership Advancement Guide
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