It’s time to consider your club’s plan for the coming membership campaign, Beat the Clock. The annual Beat the Clock campaign runs from 1 May – 30 June 2010. There are a number of advantages to running a membership contest in your club during this campaign:
- Increased involvement in your club
– More members means more diversity in speeches and evaluations
– Members running or helping with the contest can use the CL Manual for support and take credit for the appropriate project
– Additional speech ideas for your members (i.e. “What I learned from our membership contest” or “How to run a successful membership campaign”)
– More members can also mean less double duty for meeting roles
- Cubs adding five new, dual or reinstated members during these two months receive a Beat the Clock ribbon from TI to display on the club’s banner. You will also earn a coupon for 10% off your clubs next orser from TI.
- for a VP of Membership, this can lead into your transition plan and allows you to finish your year as VP on a high note!
First Step: Your Club VP of Membership (or any interested member) gives 5-7 minute speech in April
– “How you can benefit from a membership contest”
• How our club benefits from increased membership
• More Speeches – More Fun
• Free Stuff for you!
Use this opportunity to encourage one member to work on Project 8 in their CL as Membership Contest Chairperson
Next Step: The Chairperson announces Membership Contest to coincide with TI Beat the Clock Campaign (May/Jun)
– Member with most guests will receive a TM Mug/Certificate
– Any member with 5 or more guests receive TM Keychain
– Be creative with your ideas!
Contest Chairperson recruits assistant to help track guest attendance and print certificates (credit for CL Project 6)
Rinse – Repeat with new speech in July – Contest Aug/Sep
– Project assistant becomes Aug/Sep Chairperson
– New project assistant in Aug/Sep can be Chairperson in Feb/Mar
– Feb/Mar project assistant will be ready for May/Jun Contest
Lastly, look at your membership renewals: chase down those last two or three members that were on the fence about renewing. Remind them of the advantages of continued membership, and get them back on board!