Nov. 2, 2007
NEW YORK CITY—The American Guild of Organists (AGO) and its Committee on Membership Development and Chapter Support announce the third and final year of the "Each One—Reach One" membership campaign. The 2007–2008 challenge is designed to stimulate membership retention and recruitment activities at all levels of the Guild—from the local to the national level—and to award those who excel at recruitment.
Each One—Reach One is designed to be a grass-roots effort to strengthen Guild membership nationwide by inspiring and empowering local chapter members and officers to focus on membership recruitment and retention. Leading membership recruiters will be awarded expense-paid registrations to the 2008 AGO National Convention in Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minn. Expenses include convention registration with the transportation package, and five nights in the convention hotel—a $1,400 value. Up to five prizes will be awarded. Some restrictions apply. Complete information, guidelines, and forms are available online at www.agohq.org/eachone-reachone.
The Committee on Membership Development and Chapter Support was established as a task force in 1994. In 1999, the task force became an AGO national standing committee. Chaired by Herbert R. Buffington (Atlanta, Ga.), the current committee consists of David Lincoln (Willowbrook, Ill.), Sharron Lyon (Brentwood, Tenn.), and Stephen Park (El Segundo, Calif.). Geographical diversity is intentional so that committee members have experience with AGO membership issues in various regions.
For further information about Each One—Reach One, please contact Jennifer Madden at 212-870-2311 (ext. 4304) or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The AMERICAN GUILD OF ORGANISTS is the national professional association serving the organ and choral music fields. Founded in 1896 as both an educational and service organization, it sets and maintains high musical standards and promotes the understanding and appreciation of all aspects of organ and choral music. The mission of the AGO is to enrich lives through organ and choral music. The Guild currently serves approximately 19,000 members in more than 300 local chapters throughout the United States and abroad. The American Organist Magazine, the official journal of the AGO and the Associated Pipe Organ Builders of America, reaches an audience of more than 20,000 readers each month.
This information is submitted by F. Anthony Thurman, Director of Development and Communications at the National Headquarters of the American Guild of Organists and The American Organist Magazine. For further information, please contact Dr. Thurman by TEL (212) 870-2310, FAX (212) 870-2163 or E-MAIL email@example.com.