Locals/chapters are expected to bear the cost of programs and activities to engage and maintain members. This includes membership meetings and food costs, educational workshops/webinars, maintaining a membership data base, methods to encourage participation at union meetings, etc.
This grant is intended to encourage locals/chapters to promote new and creative ideas to retain membership. This grant provides for an award of $500 for programs or activities not already a part of a local’s/chapters standard operating procedures. This grant does not cover giveaways or gifts to maintain members, purchase of equipment necessary to maintain the functioning of a local/chapter, or the copying of contracts for members. If a local/chapter is unsure whether the program or activity is will be reimbursed, pre-approval should be requested by submitting a request to the divisional executive vice president.
Any local/chapter requesting the $500 reimbursement for membership retention must submit their reimbursement application and documentation of costs expended to the divisional executive vice president no later than June 15, 2022, for the 2022-23 fiscal year.