As part of our 2016 effort to grow UMANT, one of our chief priorities this year is to really take a look at our member roster to understand who exactly our members are and start the conversation of how we can deliver what they expect from a professional organization.
As an added benefit, we would get a baseline for how many members we have at the beginning of the year and have something of a starting point to compare to at the end of the year. We want to be an organization that local government professionals in North Texas flock to, and we’re working hard to live up to that expectation of ourselves.
Funny thing. Once we started looking at our members, we found that quite a few were…shall we say…a bit delinquent on dues.
In full disclosure, we should have been more on top of our roster and kept better contact with our members. We should have called to double check, knowing that some people want to stay members and just forgot to renew, and others have moved on and want to ride off into the sunset. Well, we’re making up for that in the next two weeks.
We’ve set a goal that by March 31, we are pulling all of our overdue members out of purgatory by either bringing them back into UMANT as a current member, or saying our farewells and wishing them the best; though we hope our prodigal members will choose to stick with UMANT and enjoy all that our organization has to offer in 2016.
What does this mean to you? Well, if your membership has lapsed, you’ll be getting a call or email from someone on the UMANT executive committee. Don’t wait for us though! Head over to www.umant.com, login, and check your member status to see if you’re overdue.
If you have any questions at all, please don’t hesitate to reach out to someone on your 2016 Executive Committee.