As Chair of the ACS Membership Affairs Committee (MAC), I would like to remind everybody who is not sure how to get going on this challenge, that the ACS Division and Local Section Toolkits for recruiting and retaining members are posted on the MAC web site. They include suggestions for how to recruit and where to find new members.
As the chair of the Divisional Activities Committee, I can tell everyone that since Tom Lane's challenge began in Salt Lake City, 31 of the 34 ACS Divisions (including the probationary division of Catalysis Science and Technology) have participated in the contest to recruit new ACS members.
As a result of their efforts, 441 members have joined ACS and your divisions. The local sections have also recruited 260 new members.
This is the place to share best practices about how to grow your own membership and learn from your colleagues. Tell us how you did it!
THANK YOU - for all of your work but we still have a way to go...
As of July 28, 2009, local sections and divisions have recruited 1,302 new members to the Society in response to the ACS Presidential Challenge. 101 Local sections and 31 divisions have participated including the probationary Division of Catalysis Science and Technology. Divisions have recruited 787 members and local sections have recruited a total of 515. The Challenge will continue through the end of the year. Details are available on the Membership Affairs Committee web page.