Changes in membership: reinstatement and transfer
When surveyed, almost 70% of members who had recently dropped their membership expressed an interest in reinstatement. The predominant reason given for dropping their membership was family and personal reasons. But, life changes. Today may offer the perfect occasion to invite former members to reinstate and enjoy the benefits of membership.
It is every active DKG member’s responsibility to participate in DKG activities, invite outstanding educators to membership and nurture members in the pride of membership in DKG. Are you proud to be a member? Let’s work together to strengthen the Society we hold so dear.
Let former members know that their dedication to education is valued and that the chapter would delight in having them back.
How can a Chapter find former members and contact them?
- Use the chapter’s Form 18 and 18A to collect dropped member data.
- Contact them with a personal letter or call.
- Invite them to a meeting or event.
- Have a “Reunion” or “Homecoming” event.
- Make them feel welcome when they attend.
- The chapter does not vote so have a reinstatement form ready.
- After reinstatement, get them involved in chapter projects and programs.
Moving is sometimes challenging but finding a new chapter should not be as difficult. Welcome members who have moved into your area or whose chapter has dissolved.
How can chapters assist with member transfers?
- When you receive information about a member in transition, call them and welcome them to your chapter.
- Call Membership Services at Society Headquarters or submit the Transfer Request form online.
- Any member who is relocating should continue to pay dues to her home chapter until the transfer process is complete.