Membership Committee Report – October 2016

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SCRID Membership Committee Report

October 2016

The Membership Committee reports:

  • We have mailed out seven (7) new member cards since mid-September, with additional renewals and new memberships currently being processed. All mailed cards/Members have been verified as “Active” and “Paid” in Wild Apricot.  The remaining will be processed prior to the end of October 2016, and on-going.
  • Monthly Membership Card Issues/Solutions:
    • One member’s card was delayed due to a miscommunication between the Membership Committee and the Treasurer (then the newly sworn-in Treasurer). The error was fixed and the member was mailed a new card.
    • Another member was contacted due to a returned envelope (address incorrect), her address verified/corrected, and new card mailed out.
    • A third member has been contacted two times – via email – in order to verify her mailing address. To date, she has not responded to communications from the Membership Committee, and her membership card cannot be mailed to her.
    • A fourth member has contacted the Membership Committee, complaining about not receiving a membership card. Upon checking the Wild Apricot Database, there is no account matching the name in the email.  We will be following up with her to verify that she has fully completed the membership registration and payment process, in toto.
  • Membership Renewals were due by July 1st, but may still be completed online. Thank you to those current SCRID Members who have kept up with their Professional and Business needs.  The Membership Committee appreciates timely renewals.   Please ensure that you renew in a timely manner so there will be no lapse in communication or access to up-coming SCRID Opportunities, events, and updates!
  • Reminder – The “Certified – Senior Citizen” Membership Discounted Rate was passed at the May 2016 Meeting (05/14/16). The Discount has been added to the SCRID Membership Renewal Page – through Wild Apricot/PayPal.  This Discounted Rate applies to Certified and Associate Member levels.  We have fielded some questions from members concerning submission of “verification of age”.  A valid CA Drivers License is adequate.  Please use your phone’s camera to snap a picture, then email it as an attachment to:

MembershipChair@SCRID.org

  • The Membership Committee and RID’s Membership Services continue to work closely to audit our current membership, reconciling appropriately matching Membership Categories, Contact Information, and correctly identified Certification titles. Keep your information up to date with SCRID as well as with RID.  Members@RID.org can help out most general questions and needs.  (703) 838-0030, option # (press # key) (voice), or (571) 384-5163 (VP).

 

The chart below reflects all active members, October 2015 – October 2016

Membership Committee Report – October 2016

Wild Apricot Database Nov ’15 Jan ’16 Feb  ’16 Mar  ’16 Apr  ’16 May ’16 Jun/
Jul ’16
Aug ’16 Sep ’16 Oct ’16 Oct ’15
Associate – 1 Year 25 26 32 35 35 38 22 28 37 41 23
Associate – 2 Year 8 7 9 10 10 11 9 10 12 12 6
Associate – 3 Year 1 1 1 1 2 2 1 1 1 1
Certified – 1 Year 66 67 73 74 75 76 53 64 73 74 57
Certified – 2 Year 14 14 15 15 15 16 15 15 15 15 14
Certified – 3 Year 18 20 21 20 20 19 18 18 20 20 17
Organizational – 1 Year 4 2 4 4 4 4 1 4 7 7 1
Organizational – 2 Year 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 3 3 3 2
Organizational – 3 Year 4 4 4 4 4 4 2 2 2 2 4
Student – 1 Year 13 9 21 23 23 25 16 22 32 34 7
Student – 2 Year
Student – 3 Year 2 2 2 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 2
Supporting – 1 Year 6 5 6 6 6 6 3 4 4 6 4
Supporting – 2 Year 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Supporting – 3 Year 1 1
TOTALS 164 160 191 197 199 206 142 172 208 217 139

We have included the far right retrospective column (in blue) “October 2015” (1 year ago) so that we can compare what last year looked like, from an Active Membership (Renewed) Total perspective.  We are up 78 additional new & renewed members than this same time in 2015!

 

Respectfully submitted,

Polly Braiwick, A.A.

Bob LoParo, B.S., CI, CT

SCRID Membership Committee Co-Chairs