Help ARC Keep Growing
By Rebecca Colnar
As we move into the last quarter of 2013, ARC membership is hovering around 118. This has exceeded our 100 member goal. It’s great to see that 24 of those members are officers or state chapter presidents of Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow (ACT). There is certainly room for everyone in ARC, which is what makes the organization unique. We’re not just a publications group; we’re not just a marketing group. We’re not just for marketing communications agencies and we’re not just for associations. ARC is a wonderful melting pot of a variety of people and skills in everything from large corporations to sole proprietorships. What our members have in common is a zeal for excellence in promoting agriculture.
The ARC board is currently working on developing more value to your membership, including meaningful webinars and a new, interactive website. It’s important that we keep ARC growing. The organization has risen from the ashes and the positive energy and motivation to make ARC thrive must be maintained. We encourage all current members to recruit at least one other member to the Agricultural Relations Council. Let your colleagues know the value of belonging—the great networking, excellent annual conference and the professional development. For companies who want multiple employees to join ARC, we have developed a laddered membership offer that will provide a significant cost savings.
The laddered membership program works like this:
Member #1 -- $190*
Member #2 and beyond -- $115*
*A fully tax-deductible contribution of $15 is included for the ARC Foundation that will assist ag PR students in industry-related professional development. If you prefer not to contribute, please notify the ARC office at 952-758-5811.
There has never been a better time to join ARC. If you have additional questions, just give me a call at 307-673-4525 or shoot me an email at email@example.com. You will find an application online at www.agrelationscouncil.org. You can fill out the membership application and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail with payment to: ARC, PO Box 156, New Prague, MN 56071.
It’s getting toward the end of the year, so let’s keep adding quality members to our roster and make our organization the best in the ag communications industry.
Download membership Application here