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 successful program.
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 first flew.
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
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
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.