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Join the High-Five Club
By Jimmy Warden
Membership! Membership! Membership! As you have noticed recently, my columns have focused on membership. Growing membership serves as the base of achievement and success for our association.
Most importantly, a new member has an association that will advocate for them and stand by their side, not only in times of need, but to improve their future, as well. Membership is important because there is strength in numbers. And a strong membership enables the financial stability of not just NAPS as an association, but also each individual branch.
Increasing membership demonstrates leadership. Some members have been extremely instrumental in building membership by contacting nonmembers and convincing them to join. It is for these reasons we wish to recognize those who go above and beyond in their efforts.
NAPS is starting the High-Five Club. If a NAPS member signs five new members in a 90-day span, they will become part of the High-Five Club and receive the “5 Members” pin, along with an additional check (aside from the sponsor checks) for $25.
I also will post the names of the High-Five Club in my monthly Postal Supervisor column. Knowing our membership champions and the dedication they have to NAPS, for every additional five members they sign up in a 90-day period, they will receive another “5 Members” pin to add to their original pin, as well as an additional check for $25.
We also want to recognize those branches with 100% membership. For each branch with 100% membership, the branch president’s name and branch number will be posted in my monthly column. The branch president will receive a “100% Branch” pin. We are seeking ways to recognize branches with 100% membership in addition to posting them in The Postal Supervisor.
A biweekly promotion report stipulating all promotions taking effect that specific pay period is being sent to Executive Board members to distribute to their branches. This is a great report to help in reaching out to newly promoted supervisors. You can use the report to contact new supervisors in the first week of their new assignments.
Congratulations to Postal Police Branch 51 President and Membership Champion Butch Maynard for 100% membership in his branch! Congratulations, as well, to our membership champions for having recruited five members in a 90-day period:
Each of these membership champions will receive the new “5 Members” pin and a check for $25. John Kofsky and Marilyn Jones will receive their add-on pin and an additional check for $50; both reached the 10-member plateau. Thank you for your engagement and dedication to NAPS!
Pacific Area Vice President Chuck Lum and New York Area Vice President Dee Perez have challenged their respective areas to increase membership. Chuck challenged the Pacific Area to achieve 80% membership. Dee has challenged the New York Area to achieve 90% membership. Currently, the national average is 74%; both these areas are above that number.
We can do this! Remember, increasing membership demonstrates leadership.
Thank you and stay safe!