We wanted to create this thread because we've heard about a couple of locals where association leaders do not hand potential members their membership applications. In these locals, the membership application has become a part of the HR paperwork that the new member fills out in the BOE office prior to their orientation to the district. Thus, the HR director hands incoming employees their membership applications.
Although this might make the process easier for local leaders, it is far from effective. Presenting incoming employees with their membership applications allows local leaders a place to tout all the benefits of membership. Local leaders can also give a brief overview of the NJEA, including its history and mission.
For more tips, consult page 11 of the Membership Chair Handbook ("Components of a successful membership sign-up campaign"). You can view the Membership Chairs Handbook here: https://www.njea.org/njea-media/pdf/MembershipChairHandbook_5-13.pdf?1377714170191
Learn more about NJEA and create some talking points for your incoming members by visiting the About page of njea.org: http://www.njea.org/about
Of course, speak to your NJEA UniServ field representative when planning your membership sign-up campaign. Your field rep can offer you tips, strategies, and support.