By Rebecca Colnar
ARC Membership Chair
ARC has a new member on board. Welcome to Steve Mercer, U.S. Wheat Associates. We look forward to having Steve become involved with our organization. That addition puts our membership at 108, well exceeding our goal of 100 by the end of 2012. So, we begin the 2013 membership drive hoping to move our member totals even higher. You can look for renewal information soon from our staff.
ARC offers some great incentives for recruiting new members. The ARC Board of Directors recently approved a plan to create a tiered membership dues structure.
First member joining from a company -- $175
Second member joining from a company -- $100
Third member and more from a company -- $75 each
This structure will be in place through 2013 and will be reviewed annually by the board of directors.
In addition, the board approved an incentive plan for members to recruit other members. This is a great way to grow ARC and keep some money in your pocket. This plan will provide the following benefits to members:
Recruit five or more members – Free dues for 2014
Recruit three to four members – 50% reduction in dues for 2014 (or $85).
It’s time to start thinking about renewing you membership dues for 2013. We’re already rocketing into September and time flies, so send in your renewal payment today. Got colleagues who are ARC members? Drop them a note and encourage them to renew their memberships, as well. If you get any hesitation, remind them of what ARC provides, from networking to the revised Golden Arc Awards to professional development. It’s important the ARC keeps as well as adds members.
Currently, the website gurus are working to get memberships renewable and payable online with a credit card, so stay tuned for that announcement to make your life even easier.
Meanwhile, be sure to send me any possible recruits and I will follow up with them. Keep on bringing those new recruits in!