Epsilon Sigma Phi
The Extension Professionals' Organization

Strategic Action Plan 2019 - 2022

Membership Recruitment and Retention Committee

Committee Goal 1: Motivating and Communicating with Chapter Membership Chairs to Increase Chapter Membership.

● Use National ESP website, e-newsletter and Connection Newsletter to share membership materials with chapter membership chairs and/or other chapter leaders

● Be visible at the National ESP Conference in 2020 with a poster, oral presentation or written materials

● At least twice a year have communication between committee members and state chapter membership chair or a representative of the state in their region, for the purpose of committee support for recruitment and retention.

● Collect and share retention ideas from chapters to attract more life members, including immediate communication with new life members about a “welcome” and articles in the Connection Newsletter.

Committee Goal 2: Examining and Increasing Diversity of ESP Membership

  • Work with national office and board to reach out to chapter presidents and membership chairs to encourage membership from 1890’s and 1994 institutions.
  • Work with the Affinity Group on methods to increase ESP membership.
  • Collect and share recruitment ideas from chapters to attract more of the millennial generation into ESP
  • Plan and host first timers/life members event at the National Conference
  • Support the mentor/mentee effort by arranging a time for them to meet and share ideas.

Committee Goal 3: Recognizing Chapters for Membership Recruitment and Retention Excellence

● Restructure the chapter reporting and awards application web page to make it one location and user friendly. Also connect it to the awards page so it is easy to locate.

● Administer a membership recognition program to recognize excellence in membership recruitment and retention and increase the number of chapters submitting award applications from 17 to 20.


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