Leading Meeting Professionals

Professional Convention Management Association

May 04 2016

“Let’s Go For The Gold” with our 2016 Membership Campaign

Colleen Brzozowski, Co-Vice Chair – Membership Committee
YTD we have recruited 59 new members and are at 19% of our goal... with 253 new members to go! So we REALLY need all of you to help us Gold Medal it this year! The best referrals come from those who are already members, so we ask that you help us spread the word and create some Olympic-sized excitement around our membership drive.

We are thrilled to share that in addition to our quarterly award winners, we have a Grand Prize of 2 Delta Airline tickets that will be awarded at the end of the year to the person who recruits the most new members!

Your Monthly Recruitment Tips:
  • Use social media to promote the benefits you have gained from being a member and to share the word about the chapter events that you are attending.
  • Talk to your planner and supplier friends about the success you have seen from your membership and encourage them to join.
  • PCMA membership, registration and products can be obtained by redeeming Starwood Preferred Guest points or Hilton HHonors points! If you are hearing that a potential member isn't joining because their company won't pay for it, this is an ideal solution!
  • Did you know that our PCMA Member-Get-A-Member Campaign awards you for your recruiting efforts? Find those details here and share the PCMA Membership Application TODAY!
Accolades from PCMA Headquarters
Our GMC Membership Committee was recently recognized for their efforts in the "Former Member Campaign Challenge" that PCMA Headquarter Office issued to all Chapters across the country in February. The Greater Midwest Chapter was cited as the top Chapter to reach out to the most former members, and was able to bring back 17 former members. Natalie Hoffman of PCMA noted, "Your chapter worked very hard reaching out to former members in March/April and the return of 17 former member resulted in the highest percentage of all Chapters!"

Cindy Wendt, Chair of the Membership Committee, would also like to thank and recognize the Student Committee for their involvement and efforts to reach out to former student members. It was a great collaboration between the two committees.