From Cathy Covert, Membership Chair
For MTVRA, I keep the membership data base updated by entering new members and removing non-renewing members. We try for five years to get a non-renewing member to respond and pay the membership dues. If after the fifth consecutive yearly attempt there is not a paid renewal, then the inactive membership is removed from the data base.
MTVRA has added a convenient “Pay Online” feature to the MTVRA website for renewing your membership. You can go to https://www.mtvra.com/pay-online if you would like to renew your membership on-line.
Unfortunately, since I have been filling this role as Membership Chair, I have removed 5,586 non-paying memberships our MTVRA data base. This equates to a potential $129,492 in annual revenue.
There are two things that make an association successful: Memberships and money-period.