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The focus is on increasing membership! Secretary/Treasurer Jimmy Warden has established the High-Five Club to recognize members who sign five new members in a 90-day period. Besides a pin, these members will receive an additional $25. Branches that have reached 100% membership will receive a 100% Branch pin to wear proudly.
As Warden stated, “Increasing membership demonstrates leadership.” Each month in The Postal Supervisor, we will feature a regional or area vice president to tell us what they are doing to introduce all the benefits of NAPS membership to nonmembers and convincing them to join. We also will list the latest members of the High-Five Club and recipients of the 100% Branch pin.
NAPS New York Area Vice President
Increasing membership in the New York Area has become a top priority. Although the New York Area is #1 in membership, we know we can do better. On Dec. 21, I challenged all our branches to make an all-out effort to reach 90% membership.
A contest was established to end on April 15. The branch that signs the most new members between October 2021 and April 15 will have their Executive Board treated to dinner by me. In addition, there will be two prize giveaways to be announced at the Northeast Regional Training Seminar in Puerto Rico in April.
Some of the initiatives we have put in place include:
I want to thank Butch Maynard and Branch 51 for having 100% membership. Branches 110, 459 and 935 are above 90%; Branches 11, 27, 100, 166 and 202 are above 85%.
With dignity and respect.
NAPS Pacific Area Vice President
A core responsibility of serving on the National Executive Board is to promote membership. I continue to challenge the Pacific Area NAPS leaders to reach out to all EAS employees who are on the DCO non-member list and use the new EAS Promotion Report to help connect with employees newly promoted into the EAS ranks. These are a few tools that will assist in building membership.
At our recent Western Region Training Seminar in Reno, NV, I engaged attendees with a presentation on building membership, showcasing the many benefits in becoming a NAPS member and highlighting strategies to increase membership. I continued by challenging the Pacific Area leaders to set a goal in reaching 80% membership for their respective branches—a target that is much attainable.
Representation is a key benefit of NAPS membership—representation at all levels. Many NAPS members interpret representation as being there for them during a discipline process. That is one piece of representation.
Every day, NAPS leaders around the nation are representing members in various ways. Our national NAPS leaders are representing all EAS employees during pay consultations, job position reviews and improving working conditions. These initiatives benefit all EAS employees: NAPS members and nonmembers.
This is more the reason all eligible EAS employees should be NAPS members by supporting the organization that supports all EAS employees.