Membership Committee Report – April 2017

Membership Committee Report April 2017

SCRID Membership Committee Report

April 2017

 

The Membership Committee reports:

 

  • We have mailed out 11 new member cards since mid-March. No new additional renewals or new memberships are currently being processed.
  • We are currently streamlining our method of double-checking and auditing the Wild Apricot Membership Database entries. We have assisted 1 member with membership needs since our last report, mid-March 2017.
  • There are several Members (25) whose membership statuses are “pending” in the Database, and have been unpaid/unverified/unchanged—some going all the way back to 2014! Over the next two months, we will be attempting to contact these members individually to invite them back to renew their membership for the up-coming 2017-2018 year. If there is no response by May 30, 2017, all 26 of these members’ accounts will be archived and “cleaned up” from the Database, freeing up space for newly-joined members. (These 26 pending memberships have skewed the overall “active” membership numbers for the past 2 months/reports. As such, the statistics in the table below reflect the actual number of Active Members in good-standing, paid up and verified.)
  • We are assisting the CMP by providing historical data regarding a new membership benefit perk that is being proposed. Trying to lcoate past aggregate numbers of members by category is not currently feasible under the Wild Apricot Database structure account we possess. SCRID will have more robust data needs in the future. This is a point of consideration for our committee.
  • Reminder – The “Certified – Senior Citizen” Membership Discounted Rate was passed at the May 2016 Meeting (05/14/16). (We have our first paid “Certified – Senior” Category Member!) 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 continues to audit our current membership, reconciling appropriately matching Membership Categories, Contact Information, and correctly identified Certification titles. An email reminder was sent out to all current, pending-new and pending-renewal members to ensure that SCRID and RID Membership Categories are the same. 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, April 2016 – April 2017

Membership Committee Report – April 2017

Wild Apricot Database May ’16 Jun/
Jul ’16
Aug ’16 Sep ’16 Oct ’16 Nov ’16 Jan ’17 Feb ’17 May ’17 Apr ’17 Apr ’16
Associate – 1 Year 38 22 28 37 41 45 48 49 42 44 35
Associate – 2 Year 11 9 10 12 12 12 12 12 11 11 10
Associate – 3 Year 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Certified – 1 Year 76 53 64 73 74 75 77 79 78 81 75
Certified – 2 Year 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15
Certified – 3 Year 19 18 18 20 20 20 20 20 21 21 20
Certified – Senior 1 1 2 2 3
Organizational–1 Yr 4 1 4 7 7 7 7 7 5 5 4
Organizational–2 Yr 2 2 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 2
Organizational–3 Yr 4 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 3 4
Student – 1 Year 25 16 22 32 34 34 34 34 30 35 23
Student – 2 Year
Student – 3 Year 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2
Supporting – 1 Year 6 3 4 4 6 6 7 7 7 7 6
Supporting – 2 Year 1 1
Supporting – 3 Year 1 1 1 1 1 1
TOTALS 206 142 172 208 217 223 229 233 219 230 199

* We have included the far right retrospective column (in blue) “April 2016” (1 year ago) so that we can compare what last year looked like, from an Active Membership (Renewed) Total perspective. We are up 31 additional new & renewed members than this same time in 2016! Up-coming Membership Renewal reminders will be coming out soon. The overall quarter prior to the start of the new Membership Year (June 1, 2017) will also bear out increasing membership numbers.

 

Respectfully submitted,

Polly Braiwick, A.A.

Bob LoParo, B.S., CI, CT

SCRID Membership Committee Co-Chairs