Membership Committee


The primary responsibilities of the Membership committee are recruitment, retention and involvement of members. Beyond local benefits, an AAF membership allows members access to discounts on the tools that are needed to stay current and successful in the industry. Special discounts are available to AAF members for services ranging from subscriptions to trade publications to shipping to web and telecommunication services. Responsibilities include, yet are not limited to:


  • Develop prospect list of primary and secondary targets for membership.
  • Follow up on leads provided by members.
  • Devise plan for contacting and presenting club benefits to prospects.
  • Network with prospects at AAF-Akron functions.
  • Work with Communications to compile new member welcome kit composed of a welcome letter and note about upcoming events/programs and membership certificates and cards (available from AAFA).
  • Field questions about benefits of membership and pricing.
  • Manage processing of new members:
  • Call for a vote at the next Board meeting to approve all new members.
  • Send a new member welcome kit.
  • Update membership database with new member information.
  • Assign new members to a Board member as a mentor/guide. Encourage the Board member to personally invite the new member to programs, and try to engage them in committee assignments.
  • Ask new members which committee they would like to help with.
  • Introduce new members at their first event.

HFA_Student TourRetention and Involvement

  • Recognize members that contribute to our efforts.
  • Ensure that members feel engaged and understand why their membership in our organization is worthwhile.
  • Maintain and update online database of existing members and prospects.
  • Work with the communications and PR chair to update the online membership directory.
  • Manage membership renewal processing of Membership Enrollment.
  • Update the annual membership forms and work with the President and Treasurer to distribute membership renewal packages, including renewal letter and invoices.
  • Prepare previous year’s member info for updating.
  • Create and distribute certificates and membership cards (available from AAF) to all renewal members.

To join, or for more information, email the Membership Chair at [email protected] now!