Membership Resource Guides
Membership is a vital task. We can all agree on that. And we can also all agree
it can be difficult and frustrating at times. It's hard to find anyone who can explain
exactly what you should be doing. And, it's often even harder to find people who
have practical ideas and who are also willing to do the work to help you have a
That's what these Resources are all about. They are designed to help you organize
your thoughts and take some of the mystery out of the job -- whether you are new
or it seems as if you've been doing membership since even before the Wright Brothers
Some of this information may seem pretty basic. Then again, it's always worthwhile
to review fundamentals. And experience shows that looking at AFA as the Chapter
Membership Person means you have to look at things a bit differently.
You will find suggestions for organizing and conducting a membership drive and where
to go to get more information and ideas other membership people have used successfully.
Please use them.
Guide I – AFA Membership – Explains the "nuts
and bolts" of the chapter's membership program. The important aspects of membership
– The Mechanics, Retention and Acquisition are explained to provide the necessary
background for developing a healthy, growing chapter membership.
Guide II – Organizing and Conducting an AFA Membership Drive
– speaks to planning and organizing a successful membership drive. A suggested
time schedule is included. Specific details that should be taken into consideration
when conducting the drive on an Air Force Base are included in this Guide and are
Guide III – Understanding the Air Force Association
– Contains a variety of information about the Air Force Association that has
been found to be useful in previous years. This section provides an excellent summary
of the Association's activities and provides background information for all people
working with the membership program.
Guide IV – Samples and Other Good Stuff
– Following are samples of press releases, a briefing outline, a membership
plan and other materials you will find helpful in developing your membership program
and conducting the drive.