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It Starts With One New Member
By Mary Caruso
NAPS MINK Area Vice President
When I was going to college, it was no big deal to turn in a six- to 10-page paper. Now, though, I have lost that skill. It’s difficult to come up with a new and interesting topic, so this column will be short.
Special events happen during different seasons. Children have gone back to school here, signaling fall isn’t far behind. In the Midwest, we see tree leaves changing color, frost on the pumpkin and, sometimes, an early snowfall.
With summer vacations over and NAPS branches back to holding regular meetings, the discussion always returns to how to get more members to attend meetings and how to recruit new members. There are no easy answers.
It usually comes down to branch officers getting out and talking to non-members or mailing them NAPS membership forms and talking to current members and urging them to attend meetings. The same problems affect the NAPS Auxiliary; it’s no easy task. But, by starting with one member or non-member, good results will happen.
Wouldn’t it be great that, after reading this short column, there is an increase in NAPS membership and more members in attendance at local meetings?
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