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Member Engagement

Membership Engagement Plan for Sites        2021 – 2022


Event #1                                                          Messaging                  September – November

Executive Board Site Visits                             Member Engagement is about relational organizing and making

personal connections. The most successful membership recruitment activity involves having a one-to-one

conversation with a member/potential member.  Having an engaged local membership is the key to affecting

real change!

Our Executive Board members will be doing Site Visits this Fall, from September to November.  Site Reps are

responsible for notifying all VTA members and Potential VTA members what day/time/place the visit is for

your site (see attached spreadsheet).  Each site has Member Engagement funds, $13 per member (see

attached DRAFT). Please use these funds to provide snacks and drinks for your members.  Contact Alyson

Brauning, VTA Member Engagement Chair if you have any questions.


Event #2                                                          Messaging                  SPRING DATES TBD

Donuts and Coffee                                          We are VTA/CTA/NEA

                                                                        Offer members a VTA button

                                                                        Share upcoming VTA events

Site reps be assigned at rep council meeting.  Please choose a location convenient to your VTA members. This will be a joint ME event between site and ME team.  VTA ME will coordinate and pay for this.  It will not come out of your site funds.  The Standard and California Casualty will be joining VTA at selected sites.

*Site rep will need to keep track of who shows up.  Please send Alyson Brauning the total number.


SITE MEMBER ENGAGEMENT                        Messaging                  January – May

Site members decide                                      Our members matter!

                                                                        We are the union

Let the members at your site decide on these events.  Let them know how much site funds are available for site member engagement and let them decide what they want and when.  *Give parameters (safety, social distancing, masks, etc.)  You may have to stagger times for members to participate.

Get volunteers to help!

If admin and support staff want to participate – great!  They can join in on the planning, volunteering, and funding.

*We will not pay for Gift Cards this year.  Member Engagement must be an event that includes member involvement, relational organizing, and making personal connections.


Ideas;  (These of course depend on where we are with social distancing)

Gift bags of supplies

Pancake breakfast for staff                                                     Lunch BBQ for staff

Pizza at lunch                                                                          Potlucks at lunch – 1x/month

Sandwiches for members at lunch                                         Catered lunch

Nacho bar at lunch or after school or for staff meeting        Painting or Pottery downtown

*Member Engagements events DO NOT have to take place at your site.  You can do them off campus if that is what your members want.


*Always keep track of who shows up – the repeaters are your future volunteers ?


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