Monday, March 1, 2010

Top 10 BDPA Chapters (Membership, Mar 2010)

BDPA took a positive step towards Taking Membership to the Next Level when Mildred Allen was appointed to serve as National BDPA Vice President (Membership Management).

I have known Mildred for a number of years. We served together on the National BDPA Board of Directors when she was president of the BDPA Greater Columbia chapter. We also worked together when she served in other national leadership positions within Membership Management, Member Services and on a number of conference teams. Mildred has been successful in BDPA because of her passion for its mission and her personal skillset. She will be a wonderful asset to BDPA in her new role.

Mildred's appointment comes at a critical time for our organization. We have less members than at any time since Feb 2002.

The 45 BDPA chapters in BDPA-nation average 37 members (down 2 from last month).

There is some good news in the membership numbers. We welcome BDPA Richmond (president, Jamar Arvin) back into the top ten list for first time since January. In addition, BDPA New York (president, Judaea Lane) moved up four spots in the rankings since last month.

BDPA Detroit (president, Markita Payne) and BDPA Dallas (president, Chris Johnson) each dropped one spot in the rankings since last quarter.

BDPA Cincinnati (president, Wanda Gray) dropped off the top 10 list this month.

Finally, we celebrate the fact that BDPA Chicago (president, Pamela Sexton) maintains its place as the largest chapter in the nation for the 35th month in a row!

The top ten chapters in terms of membership as of 3/1/2010 are:

  1. Chicago
  2. Triangle
  3. Philadelphia
  4. Atlanta
  5. Southern Minnesota
  6. New York - (jumped 4 places since last month)
  7. Detroit(dropped one place since last month)
  8. Dallas - (dropped one place since last month)
  9. New Jersey
  10. Richmond - (jumped one place since last month)
The first three (3) chapters on this list are in the BDPA Century Club with at least 100 members. BDPA Chicago chapter tops the list with 263 members!

Feel free to ask about the ranking of your chapter. In the meantime, we would love to know what you think about membership in BDPA?

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