COLORADO FEDERATION OF NARFE CHAPTERS

1st Vice President - MEMBERSHIP

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Frank Impinna, Vice President, Membership
Email: impinna@gmail.com 
303-482-1747

The Federation is continuing an aggressive membership plan with incentives that are offered to reward Chapter members for recruiting and retaining NARFE members.  Incentives have proven to be successful and work well to increase membership as well as to retain members.  The Colorado Federation is proceeding with the plan as follows: 
Recruiter All members who recruit one or more members will be acknowledged with an email or letter of thanks.   Recruiters will also receive an $8 recruitment bonus from the National Office for each new current employee that you sign up.  Be sure you include your membership ID and chapter number on the applications to ensure you receive credit for these promotions.  
In case there is an event, Health Fair, or other, fill out an Event Report Form -  Complete this form for each recruitment event and forward the completed form to the Federation Vice President, Membership. 

   

Fall 2017 Membership Drive

I challenge every member to recruit at least one new member during this drive!!  We need every member to help increase membership and increase our collective voices to protect our earned benefits.  Please contact me if you need the NARFE membership brochure, F-135. The brochure can help you through recruitment talking points and includes an application with a prepaid return envelope. 

 

The Incentives:  National Office  (Click here for National incentive)

  • Recruiters will receive $10 for each new member, current OR retired, who joins between September 1 and December 31, 2017. (Applications must be postmarked, and calls or website joins must be received, by the December 31st deadline.) .

  • All September-through-December recruiters will be entered into a drawing, one time for each new member they have recruited.

  • GRAND PRIZE: An Apple Watch will be awarded to a recruiter randomly selected from this pool. The Grand Prize will be selected by mid-January.

  • MONTHLY PRIZES: Each month a name will be selected from the pool of recruiters for a $25 Amazon.com gift card. The pool includes an entry for every new member recruited, and accumulates throughout the contest. Gift card winners will be selected October 1, November 2, and December 1.

  • Winners of a monthly prize remain eligible for the Grand Prize as well as all monthly drawings.

More Incentives: The Colorado Federation of Chapters

 

Incentives have been successful and work well in increasing membership as well as retaining membership.  This year the Colorado Federation has decided to proceed with the plan as follows:
  • Recruiters will receive, in addition to National's $10, another $10 for each new member, current OR retired, who joins between September 1 and December 31, 2017. (Applications must be postmarked, and calls or website joins must be received, by the December 31st deadline.) .

  • All September-through-December recruiters will be entered into a drawing, one time for any new member they have recruited.

  • GRAND PRIZE: An award of $50.00 to a recruiter randomly selected from this pool. The Grand Prize will be selected by mid-January.

  • Encourage the prospect to complete the M-2, Prospect Information Card.   Let any prospect know that they can have a chance to have their name drawn for a FREE membership.

 ALL members who have recruited one member will be acknowledged with a letter of thanks.

RECRUITER PINS

ALL members who recruit (1) or more new members will receive a distinctive Recruiting Pin from NARFE.  This special recognition can only be received during the recruiting cycle by recruiting new members for NARFE.

DUES WITHHOLDING

Any annuitant who signs up for dues withholding will receive a check for $5.00.

Any spouse who joins NARFE will receive a check for $5.00.

Any spouse who signs up for dues withholding will receive a check for $5.00.

NOTE: All requests for Dues Withholding rebates must be sent to the VP-Membership with an accompanying Form C-7 – NARFE Member Request for Dues Withholding Rebate. 

 Click Here for Dues Withholding Form DW-2           

 Click Here for Request for Dues Withholding Rebate Form C-7
Submit the Spousal Rebate Form C-9 to the Federation 1st Vice President for processing.                     
Click Here for Spousal Rebate Form C-9  The $5.00 Rebates will be issued when the change to Dues Withholding or new spousal member are reported on the M-112, Monthly Chapter Activity Report, under ‘Payment Status changes.’  The Federation VP membership will process the Rebate form to the Federation Treasurer to issue the $5.00 Rebate to the member. 
Review and Work Membership Reports:
·         Welcome all new members (by phone, letters, or e-mail)
·         Thank all members for Renewing
·         Contact all second-notice members
·         Contact all dropped members (Include a survey form if feasible)
·         Contact dropped members periodically after expiration date:   3 months, 6 months, one-year (by phone, letters, or e-mail)
·         Contact all current members annually to thank them for continuing their membership and to encourage their participation and offer assistance with any issues they may have. 


Benefits of Joining
There are several benefits to becoming a member of our organization. Our members are close friends and we have a great time when we get together. Of course we also have a common interest, and we hope to further our cause.  See the below Membership Application for more of the benefits you will receive as a NARFE member. 
How Can You Join?
To join we need a completed application and membership dues for the first year. Please contact us for more information or download a copy of the application.
Frank Impinna, Federation Vice President – Membership




CLICK HERE for Event form for Recruiting

click here to download Membership Application

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