March also brings us the March Madness tournaments for men and women, and is a great month to further launch the year. There is still a lot of work to do though but we are in the right position to have a successful year and win our “championship” this year between us and Florida and the rest of the association.
As I mentioned at the conference there are 3 strategic priorities for NAIFA Texas this year: Membership, Membership Engagement, and Advocacy. Advocacy is our strongest leg so far this year as we just completed our state advocacy day and on the way to our Congressional Conference in May.
Membership engagement, thanks to the strong work of our committee led By Rick Demko, is hitting its stride with programs, meetings, and engagement. We have several meetings scheduled to support your practice and help you grow further, an advantage of being with NAIFA Texas. Also, if you haven’t already check out the multitude of benefits that are available to you as a member of NAIFA.
Another part of membership engagement is making sure we have the right governance to thrive as an organization. NAIFA national has asked us to change our bylaws and they provided us with a model. Your state board has been very diligent and has worked with NAIFA National to come up with wording and a document that helps us better serve you and meet the needs of all members and the objectives of NAIFA. There will be a vote at the end of the month, we will be hosting 2 town halls regarding these changes on April 11 and April 13.
Growing our membership is where we need to focus the team. We have the right team leaders in place, including Jay Moyer our state membership chair and great things are happening. Let’s talk up NAIFA Texas and how we can continue to win.
There are three simple things we all can do to be the leaders we know we are and win that championship for 2023.
- Recruit 180 new members, that is 15 a month, we are currently on pace for 15 a month, so let’s keep it going.
- Re-Engage 150 past members. Our industry needs everyone of us to work together and be apart of this association. There are state challenges and federal challenges, we win in numbers. If we all reach out to one past member and encourage them to rejoin, and then ask them the same, we become a stronger organization. Let’s grow back to 1,400 by mid-year, so we can grow from there.
- Be a Pac Defender at $8 a month or increase your monthly contribution, we need to all work together and help grow the association in all parts.