Updated: Fri 29.Jan 2016
Membership Committee Work
This Biennium, the International Membership Committee placed an emphasis on "Getting Connected" through the use of technology - the web, Social Media, and building on the existing membership materials posted on the DKG website. The membership Committee encouraged members to work together and communicate across the three tiers of the Society by logging in and creating a secure DKG profile to participate in online discussions in the Collaborative Communities, Distance Mentoring, Blogging, as well as using Facebook and Twitter.
At the International Convention in Nashville the International Membership Committee held two workshops, a few Hot Topic and Cyper Center Sessions. All were well attended and successful. The committee experienced enthusiasm and eagerness to work towards Membership Growth.
Data has shown that most chapters who effectively used the the new step-by-step Membership Recruitment Guide to recruit and retain new members have met with a great success and increased their chapter membership.
To help strengthen chapters and meet members' needs, the Committee strongly encouraged chapters to create an action plan, and to engage members in planning interesting programs and projects which would further their members' personal and professional development.
It is of great importance that everyone working towards making DKG successful, work well together, communicate and discuss ways to move ahead. Membership chairs, treausures, chapter presidents, everyone has the same goal and should be there for one another. Ask questions and seek help if in doubt, then we all learn and move on.
Five milestones of keeping members are: providing a positive chapter atmosphere, giving consistent encouragement, showing we value each member and their time, planning interesting programs, and keeping members engaged.
This way DKG will flourish.
Ingibjörg Jónasdóttir, Iceland, DKG International Membership Committee Chair 2014-2016
Updated: Wed 5.Oct 2016