AARC Membership Update December 11-12, 2008 AARC House of Delegates Meeting Anaheim, CA Tom Lamphere BS, RRT, RPFT 2008 AARC Membership Committee Chair December, 2007 - 34,877 July, 2008 - 36,928 December, 2008 - 38,199 6 month Increase = 1,271 (3.4%)
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December 11-12, 2008
AARC House of Delegates Meeting
Tom Lamphere BS, RRT, RPFT
2008 AARC Membership Committee Chair
July, 2008 - 36,928
December, 2008 - 38,199
6 month Increase = 1,271 (3.4%)
One Year Increase = 3,322 (9.5%)What Are the Latest Numbers?AARC Active/Life Members
CALIFORNIA - 507
PENNSYLVANIA - 394
OHIO - 288
NEW JERSEY - 270
NORTH CAROLINA - 160
TEXAS - 146
GEORGIA - 125
MISSOURI - 120
LOUISIANA - 109
MICHIGAN – 101 (NY – 98)
CALIFORNIA - 267
PENNSYLVANIA - 153
NEW JERSEY – 123
OHIO - 110
LOUISIANA - 97
INDIANA - 86
FLORIDA - 72
NORTH CAROLINA - 52
MISSOURI - 50
GEORGIA - 45
DELAWARE – 28% increase
WYOMING– 18% increase
NEVADA – 17% increase
UTAH – 16% increase
NORTH DAKOTA – 72%
SOUTH DAKOTA – 64%
NEW JERSEY – 58%
PENNSYLVANIA – 50%
DELAWARE – 49%
WYOMING – 47%
MONTANA – 47%
WASHINGTON – 42%
NORTH CAROLINA – 41%
CONNETICUT – 41%
We Made History!
7 States > 1500 Members
3 States > 2000 Members
1 State > 3000 MembersFor the 1st Time in AARC History….
22 states with > 2000 licensed RTs
17 states with > 3000 licensed RTs
10 states with > 4000 licensed RTs
6 states with > 6000 licensed RTs
3 states with > 8500 licensed RTs
2 states with > 10,000 licensed RTsCelebrate Our Success….But Remember…
More than 20 states have < 30% membership
Only four states can say that their affiliate represents the majority (>50%) of the licensed RTs in the state)BOTTOM LINE…..
To achieve 50% membership of the RTs in the country translates into approx. 64,000 Active members!
EVERY state needs to make achieving at least 50% membership a top goal!
In 2008, six states decreased their total Active membership total.Goal: Represent The MAJORITY of Licensed Therapists in the United States!
Membership is not something that just takes care of itself. Each state affiliate must make membership a priority.
Majority of RTs are more concerned about what’s going on locally then nationally.
Affiliate Boards need to take an honest look at what they offer their members in regards to their state membership.Goal: Represent The MAJORITY of Licensed Therapists in the United States!
2 large state conferences, 1 small event Each state affiliate must make membership a
Newsletter (1 edition annually)
Info on educational offerings
Employment Opportunities page
Occassional articles on events / news
Representation in AARC HOD
Sputum Bowl competition (practitioner)2003 PSRC Member Benefits (1,000 Members)
Newsletter (2 editions annually)
Multiple “Fun” Events available to members only including:
Sporting Events (Phillies, Pirates, Flyers)
Theater (Les Miserables)
Amusement Park (Hersheypark)
Night @ Ringling Brothers Circus2008 PSRC Member Benefits (3,200 Members)
Affiliate website seminars
Information on educational offerings and state licensure
Ability to register and pay online for all events and for discount membership
Employment Opportunities page
Frequent articles on events / news
Practitioner bowl “pushed” for more teams2008 PSRC Member Benefits (3,200 Members)
Annual student seminar
Student Sputum Bowl winners sent to compete in National SB.
Expanded Legislative Activities
Very active in AARC 435 Plan and PACT
Contracted with well respected lobbying firm
Began supporting legislation not RT specific2008 PSRC Member Benefits (3,200 Members)
Paid Executive Director seminars
Published phone & email
Responsibilities include website, assisting with all event registration, more…2008 PSRC Member Benefits (3,200 Members)
More Education + More Advocacy + seminars
More Fun =
(Oh….and more revenue!)
Affiliates need to identify someone who will be their membership CHAMPION, not just a “chair”. This is essential!
Give your membership champion the tools to do their job.
Do something different to attract and retain members! Consider focusing on Education, Advocacy and Fun!Getting It Done…
Thanks!! membership CHAMPION, not just a “chair”. This is essential!