- Increase membership by 100 members:
- Develop a professional/user friendly web site detailing chapter history, chapter activities, chapter highlights.
- Advertise web site
- Establish membership table at Golden corral
- Visit local nursing homes and adult day care centers quarterly.
- Grow relationships with veteran coordinators at local colleges and universities.
- Develop relationships with local National Guard and reserve units.
- Further relationships and activities at the Veterans Administration Medical Center.
- Set up a permanent site at the DAV “Trift” Store for member recruitment/and chapter information.
- Increase membership participation by 500%
- Develop a professional/user friendly web site detailing chapter activities.
- Further develop social media outlets
- Advertise web site.
- Monthly email newsletter to all members with established email addresses
- Use paid advertisement/flyers highlight the chapter and the chapter’s resource center.
- Revise budget to allocate funding for chapter member activities other than just chapter meetings and/or executive board meeting
- Explore alter days and times for chapter meetings and executive board meetings that may be attractive to working members and younger members.
- Research probability of establishing remote chapter meetings in other communities within our defined area.
- Proactive engagement in public affairs, and in veteran issues.
- Utilization of all available local media.
- Expand membership committee to include issues of membership committee.
- Expand Budget Committee to include Commander, Adjutant, 1 Vice Commander, and one ad hoc chapter member.
- Suggested activities to enhance member participation:
i.Quarterly potlucks lunches and/or dinners
ii. Spring/summer BBQ’s
iii. Quarterly dinners for E-Board members and exceptional/outstanding chapter members.
iv. Incentive awards for high participation
v. Mileage reimbursement for designated chapter activities.
- Establish Fund Raising Committee
a.The committee will develop quarterly fundraising events to support the Chapter General Operating Fund and to supplement the Service Fund as deemed necessary.
- One Forget-Me-Not Drive before and on Memorial Day in Prescott, Prescott Valley, and other communities as estimated by the committee to be effective.
- Chapter fund raising booths at the Prescott Rodeo and the Yavapai County Fair.
- Expand Veterans Appreciation Day at Golden Corral to Veterans appreciation week.
- Further utilize sound management principles to increase “Trift” Store income and to reduce “Trift” Store expenses.
- Other fund raising events as recommended by the funding committee.
VETERAN OUTREACH AND VETERAN PROGRAMS WHICH ENRICH VETERAN WELL BEING:
- Continue current bimonthly activities at the CLC
- Continue monthly luncheon at the Golden Corral with CLC clients.
- Continue and expand veteran assistance programs that provide assistance for clothes, household items, furniture to veterans and their families that may be in need.
- Expand role in the VA Mental Health Advocacy Committee
- Initiate a visitation program to hospitalized veterans.
- Restart program to provide refreshments at the VA Hospital’s hospice units.
- Outreach to other VSO’s, treatment programs, or other community service organizations the availability of a meeting facility. Provide refreshments to these users.