While the cold and snow have made for a long off season, our efforts to grow our membership are off to a good start. We typically lose members over these Winter months, and this year was no exception. But the overall number was low, and to date we have added 12 new members across our different categories. Several recent additions to our membership are younger members, which is building a solid foundation for our future.
Membership growth is a significant effort for the Board this year, as 2015 marks the end of our extremely effective “Bucket” new member incentive program. And this is where you come in. The addition of 25 new members in 2015 will provide for a consistent operating budget, while also keeping our dues structure as one of the lowest for private clubs in Western New York. With that, we are launching our Drive for 25 Campaign. We are asking you to help us towards our goal of bringing in 25 new members by doing some very easy and fun things:
- Invite a friend to one of our numerous clubhouse events over the course of the year
- Invite guests to some of our tournaments (Derby Day for example is a wonderful showcase for the Club and a great value)
- Invite guests to our opening Social Event on April 18th. More to come on this shortly.
- Reach out to past members you may know and see if there is interest in returning
We are fortunate to have a strong membership and it is a rare case indeed when a guest does not have a great experience with their visit to Stafford. So join us in our efforts to Drive for 25 in 2015!!