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Let’s Build Our Auxiliary Membership
By Catherine Towns
NAPS Mideast Area Vice President
I hope everyone enjoyed the holiday season! Now is the time to plan for the Legislative Training Seminar and state and national conventions. Congratulations to our newly elected NAPS and Auxiliary officers.
As we look ahead, I encourage our NAPS officers to help the Auxiliary build its membership. There are many ways you can help. Branches that have lost their auxiliaries can pay membership dues for new auxiliary members. To restart or start your auxiliary, all that is required is five or more branch members’ spouses, significant others or any family member who is 16 or older to join.
There is a form to be filled out for the auxiliary members; $2/year dues go to the National Auxiliary and whatever is the state’s dues. In New Jersey, dues are 50 cents. I am willing to help our bordering states—New York, Delaware and Pennsylvania—bring back or build up their auxiliary memberships.
I’m sure other National Auxiliary officers will be willing to help their states. I’m hoping we can increase membership this year or at least give it a try. Having a strong Auxiliary gives NAPS more leverage to negotiate with Congress for the rights of postal supervisors. History has taught us there is strength in numbers.
Please join me in this effort! Yours in service.