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
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 ?