It’s A Deal — It’s A Steal
ARC has a smokin’ good deal for new members. Become a member today for half price from now through 2013. That’s just $87.50 (annual membership fee is regularly $175). For $87.50 you’ll have the opportunity to “attend” any professional development webinars ARC has, receive a listing of all ARC members with contact information which provides you with the ability to network with many professionals in all aspects of public relations, (ad agencies, government agencies, associations, small shops, etc.) and more. Most members will say that the ARC networking opportunities are possibly the most valuable part of belonging to the organization. This is a group you can truly be a part of for many years . The ARC board wants to hear from its members and implement their ideas. Of course, when you renew in 2014, then you’ll have a chance to participate in the Golden ARC Awards, Hall of Fame and the extremely exciting, informative, educational and, yes, FUN, annual conference, to be held in June in 2014 in Madison, WI.
Join today for only $87.50 and be a part of the industry’s only “strictly PR” agricultural group.
We are re-energizing the Agricultural Relations Council. We’ve already exceeded our 2012 goal of 100 members. Today, we sit at 108 members strong. Just a few short years ago we barely had 25 members. We have a new Hall of Fame award, a revamped Golden ARC PR Awards Program, a new logo and even a revised set of bylaws. Now we are looking for people to join us in this endeavor, but we are also looking for people who share our passion for agriculture and who speak the common language of agricultural communicators.
ARC is a national association, organized in 1953, of public relations professionals working in agriculture, food, fiber, renewable ag-based fuels and related industries. ARC is the only organization with its sole focus being agricultural public relations work. ARC provides a medium for the exchange of ideas, professional development, and a closer working relationship among those involved in public relations in the food and fiber industry.
Membership in ARC provides the opportunity to learn about the food and fiber industry, public relations strategies and winning tactics. Membership benefits include an annual meeting, seminars and workshops, our new awards program, networking opportunities and events at allied organization meeting.
Membership in ARC is a tangible way to support your mission as an agricultural public relations professional by recharging your creative batteries and picking up some new tools. We have a few other items in the works as well…for starters a couple of additional membership options.
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 -- $175
Member #2 -- $100
Member #3 and beyond -- $75 each
We believe so much in the mission and focus of this organization we have also built in an incentive plan for members to recruit other members. This plan will provide the following benefits to members:
· Personally recruit 3 to 4 members in 2013 and your 2014 membership dues are reduced 50% or $85.
· Personally recruit 5 or more members in 2013 and not only do you get your 2014 membership for free, your name is also entered in a drawing for a free registration to the 2014 annual meeting.
There has never been a better time to join ARC. If you have additional questions, just give board member Rebecca Colnar, chair of the membership committee, a call at 307-673-4525 or shoot her an e-mail 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.
Thanks for considering membership in the Agricultural Relations Council.